Exclusive: CelebSecrets4U Attends the 2013 Vans Warped Tour Kickoff Party (@WarpedTour)

Photo Credit: Paul Hebert
Photo Credit: Paul Hebert

Hey CelebSecrets4U readers,

The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2013 will be bringing the “Best Day Ever” to fans across the U.S and Canada. This summer’s diverse tour line-up will feature Sleeping With SirensWe Came As RomansMotion City SoundtrackThe Wonder YearsBring Me The HorizonReel Big FishCrown The EmpireThe Story So Far and many more. In addition, festival go-ers will experience an expanded Acoustic Basement, which features established and up-and-coming acoustic artists, such as William BeckettAllison Weiss and The American Scene. In keeping with this year’s tour theme, “Best Day Ever,” the VANS WARPED TOUR will be a music lover’s playground with artists from all genres: rock, punk, pop, hip-hop, folk-punk and reggae. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDM and hip-hop artists asCrizzlyOutasightWallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs, to name a few. For the full list of confirmed artists and dates they are playing, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands.

Thursday night we had the pleasure of scoping out some of the artists playing this summer’s Vans Warped Tour at the festival’s Kick-Off Party held at LA Live’s Club Nokia. The concert featured performances by Chiodos, MC Lars, “The Voice” and Warped alum Juilet Simms, and many, many more acts, some of whom are just embarking on their first major tour. We were able to attend the pre-show press conference, where Warped Tour founder and producer, Kevin Lyman, discussed his belief in the diversity of this year’s tour lineup, especially with getting more female (and female-fronted) acts on the road. We had the chance to talk to some of the tour’s young and up-and-coming bands, so check them out below and tell us who you are most excited to see on Warped Tour this summer!

The 40-date VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 will begin on June 15 in Auburn, WA and finish on August 4 in Houston, TX. All dates/venues in between can be found on the itinerary included below.

DATE CITY VENUE
SAT 6/15 Auburn, WA (Seattle) White River Amphitheatre
SUN 6/16 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
WED 6/19 Chula Vista, CA (San Diego) Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
THU 6/20 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
FRI 6/21 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
SAT 6/22 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
SUN 6/23 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
WED 6/26 Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field
THU 6/27 Phoenix, AZ Salt River Fields
FRI 6/28  Las Vegas, NV Silverton Casino Parking Lot
SAT 6/29 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairplex
SUN 6/30 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High
WED 7/3 Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) Klipsch Music Center
FRI 7/5 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
SAT 7/6 Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) Darien Center PNC
SUN 7/7 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
TUE 7/9 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
WED 7/10 Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) Merriweather Post Pavilion
THU 7/11 Mansfield, MA (Boston) Comcast Center
FRI 7/12 Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA) Susquehanna Bank Center
SAT 7/13 Uniondale/ Wantagh, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
SUN 7/14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
TUE 7/16 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
WED 7/17 Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) First Niagara Pavilion
THU 7/18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) Blossom Music Center
FRI 7/19 Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit) The Palace of Auburn Hills
SAT 7/20 Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
SUN 7/21 Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) Canterbury Park
TUE 7/23 Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) Sandstone Amphitheater
WED 7/24  Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
THU 7/25 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
FRI 7/26 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) Vinoy Park
SAT 7/27 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) Cruzan Amphitheatre
SUN 7/28 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
MON 7/29 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
TUE 7/30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
WED 7/31 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
FRI 8/2 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
SAT 8/3 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
SUN 8/4 Houston, TX Reliant Park – Main St. Lot

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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