Following the lead of the H.O.R.D.E. tour, this year's Vans Warped tour has also vowed to kick in money to help relief effort in areas of Florida ravaged by forest fires.
Warped (which this year features Rancid, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Bad Religion, the Deftones, and a host of others) has announced plans to donate a percentage of the money raised at its August 8 stop in Orlando to the American Red Cross Florida State Relief Funds. The tour will kick in a portion of the money raised through ticket and merchandise sales on that date as well as funds raised at a silent auction set for the tour's August 1 stop in New York.
According to CNN, the fires that have been raging since May have now burned more than 480,000 acres of land and caused more than $276 million worth of damage.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after Blues Traveler frontman John Popper pledged that money raised at the August 19 date of his H.O.R.D.E. tour would go towards the Florida Fire
Emergency Relief Fund (see "John Popper Talks About H.O.R.D.E.'s Vow To Aid Fire-Ravaged Florida").