Warped Tour 2009 Schedule, Lineup Confirmed
The 15th edition of the 46-date traveling punk rock festival begins June 26 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., and runs through Aug. 23 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Other acts scheduled to perform include Anti-Flag, the Dickies, DOA, Ivy League, Senses Fail, Jeffree Star Chiodos, Fishbone, Guttermouth, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Silverstein, the Ataris, the White Tie Affair, the Exploited and Westbound Train. A full list of festival dates and artists are available at warpedtour.com.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale April 1 via the site for approximately $25. Each pre-sale ticket purchase will include a copy of the Vans Warped Tour 2009 CD compilation, and 25 cents from each ticket sold will benefit the Camp Hollywood Heart charity. The general ticket on sale begins April 18.
3Oh!3's Nathaniel Motte recently told Billboard.com that his group is "stoked" to be a main stage act for Warped's full summer run this year. "It's a rough tour as far as weather and stuff like that," he says, "but it's so much fun and there's so much energy, pretty much like summer camp. We're really excited about it."
Motte said that during last year's Vans Warped Tour 3Oh!3 became good friends with road mates Schwayze and Katy Perry, the latter of whom took 3Oh!3 to Europe as her opening act recently.
Last year's Vans Warped tour grossed $13.2 million and drew more than 482,000 fans to 34 concerts, according to Billboard Boxscore. The trek featured performances by Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jack's Mannequin, Against Me!, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Cobra Starship, Every Time I Die, Pennywise, Motion City Soundtrack, Angels and Airwaves, Aggrolites, As I Lay Dying and the Academy Is..., among many others.