Warped Tour Reveals 2009 Dates, Initial Line-up

Warped Tour Reveals 2009 Dates, Initial Line-up
Now entering its 14th year on the road, the Vans Warped Tour seems to run a pretty tight ship, with a strong core audience and a rotating cast of bands. Next year will be no different, as the tour promoters have announced their tour itinerary, which will last most of the summer. Along with a whole bunch of U.S. cities, the tour will make Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto in mid-July and Calgary and Vancouver in August.

While the full line-up is far from confirmed, we do know that - in alphabetical order - Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Big D and the Kids Table, Bouncing Souls, Chiodos, Flogging Molly, Lights, NOFX, P.O.S., Shooter Jennings, TAT, the Devil Wears Prada, Thrice, Underoath and Westbound Train will all be joining in on the fun.

In a recent interview with NotMTV, Warped honcho Kevin Lyman mentioned that he plans to include slightly longer set times for bands and less stages. So maybe you won't hear some band sound-checking while you're trying to watch Shooter Jennings.

Warped Tour 2009 itinerary:

6/26 Pomona, CA
6/27 San Francisco, CA
6/28 Ventura, CA
6/30 Phoenix, AZ
7/1 Las Cruces, NM
7/2 San Antonio, TX
7/3 Houston, TX
7/5 Dallas, TX
7/7 Indianapolis, IN
7/8 Pittsburgh, PA
7/9 Cleveland, OH
7/10 Toronto, ON
7/11 Montreal, QC
7/12 Hartford, CT
7/14 Washington, DC
7/15 Buffalo, NY
7/16 Scranton, PA
7/17 Camden, NJ
7/18 Uniondale, NY
7/19 TBA, NJ
7/21 Boston, MA
7/22 Virginia Beach, VA
7/23 Charlotte, NC
7/24 Orlando, FL
7/25 Miami, FL
7/26 Tampa, FL
7/28 Atlanta, GA
7/29 Cincinnati, OH
7/30 Milwaukee, WI
7/31 Detroit, MI
8/1 Chicago, IL
8/2 Minneapolis, MN
8/3 St. Louis, MO
8/4 Kansas City, MO
8/7 Boise, ID
8/8 Salt Lake City, UT
8/9 Denver, CO
8/12 Calgary, AB
8/14 Vancouver, BC
8/15 Seattle, WA
8/16 Portland, OR
8/19 Fresno, CA
8/20 San Francisco, CA
8/21 Sacramento, CA
8/22 San Diego, CA
8/23 Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Lyman on NotMTV