Vans Warped Tour 2007 Funtivities

Because there’s more to the Warped Tour than plain old music. The massive press release is below… plus Mike V!!!


ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED FORVANS WARPED TOUR® 2007
PRESENTED BY AT&T

The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2007 Presented by AT&T is set to launch June 29 in Pomona, CA. Here’s an advance look at some of the new and returning attractions, activities and tour sponsors for the tour’s “Lucky 13. Please go to www.warpedtour.com for the full list of tour dates and bands performing in each city.

AT&T Mobility Delivers Big Warped Perks: AT&T Mobility will host the following exclusives for VWT fans:

• “Skip the Line Gate: Look for the “SKIP THE LINE banner, flash your phone with AT&T service, and go straight into the concert without having to wait in line.
• Special Updates and Promotions via Text Message: One of the unique aspects of the VWT is the rotating performance schedule and daily activities. To help fans get the most bang for their buck, AT&T will provide band line-ups, autograph session schedules and other exclusive offers via special text messages. To opt-in, concert-goers can simply sign up for their particular city at www.warpedtour.com, www.att.com/warped or text WARPED to 334455.
• AT&T Signing Stage: Back by popular demand, fans can meet their favorite bands and get autographs on limited edition VWT credentials and posters designed by renowned rock-poster artist Brian Ewing. Participating bands will be announced soon.
• Reverse Daycare Tent: Since parents and their teens don’t always have the same taste in music, concert-goers can drop off their parents at the air-conditioned Reverse Daycare Tent. While teens are rocking out to their favorite bands, parents can enjoy a cold beverage, a massage and a movie with the help of soundproof headphones.

Skullcandy Mix Tent: Skullcandy, masters of stylish headphones and innovators of audio-enabled lifestyle products, is joining this year’s Vans Warped Tour with the Skullcandy Mix Tent. Skullcandy is producing custom headphone ear caps for tour artists, which will be displayed and sold at the Customization Station inside the Skullcandy Mix Tent. Tour fans can choose from several colors of headphone frames, as well as dozens of band-specific left and right ear caps, to create a unique headphone that reflects their personal taste. The ear caps are interchangeable, so kids will have the option to pick up caps for all of their favorite bands. In addition, Vans Warped Tour fans who have registered as members of VWT online community will receive an exclusive opportunity to purchase a limited edition DJ-style Vans Warped Tour Skullcandy “Lucky 13” collaboration headphone. This summer, you will see the Street Drum Corps, Cottonmouth Texas, Hip Hop artist One-Below, DJ AddVerse and many others performing in the Skullcandy Mix Tent.www.skullcandy.com

Rock Out With Guitar Hero II: Throughout the Vans Warped Tour, stop by the Guitar Hero II videogame stations and shred to over 70 killer rock tracks on your Gibson-shaped X-Plorer® guitar controller! Fans can select from a wild group of rockers and jam at concert venues that grow in size leading your Rock Star all the way to Stonehenge. Play with a friend and shred riffs cooperatively playing the lead, bass or rhythm, or go head-to-head in one of two Face-Off Modes.www.guitarherogame.com

xBox: This summer, Warped welcomes Gaming Console sponsor xBox to the Tour. xBox will be teaming up with Guitar Hero II to bring “shredding to a new level on the road. Fans will be able to compete amongst each other as well as bands for excusive prizes and backstage opportunities. www.xbox.com

MySpace and SNOCAP Tent and Tour Activities: • MySpace Tent powered by SNOCAP: The MySpace Tent powered by SNOCAP is a 30′ x 30′ foot space set-up as an intimate lounge. MySpace and SNOCAP encourage emerging artists on the Warped Tour to utilize the space just as theuse their MySpace profiles: as a way to connect directly with fans. In addition to the SNOCAP Featured Warped Artist, every day MySpace and SNOCAP host multiple meet & greets and impromptu performances from various tour artists.
• SNOCAP Featured Warped Artist SNOCAP and MySpace are hosting a nine-week online promotion on the MySpace Music home page. This page will have a dedicated feature with rotating “SNOCAP Featured Warped Artists from each week on the tour who will offer one song through their SNOCAP MyStore as a free download during their promotion. Each week of the tour (nine total weeks), the SNOCAP Featured Warped artist makes an appearance in the MySpace/SNOCAP tent at Warped Tour. Appearances are both meet & greets with fans and acoustic sets.
• Raffles and Giveaways: MySpace hosts multiple raffles throughout the day with prizes including MySpace gear and side-stage viewing for the band of the winner’s choice, plus there will be kiosks to check your MySpace and free music download cards courtesy of SNOCAP.
FUSE: Warped Wednesdays (Wednesdays beginning June 27 from 2:00-9:00 PM): All summer long on Fuse, Wednesday is Warped-day as they bring you a weekly dose of all the latest news and music from the 2007 Vans Warped Tour. Tune in all day long for an all-access pass as fuse hits the road with the tour, bringing you exclusive interviews and the very best in music from the Warped bands. Kick off each day with your favorite videos from this year’s bands and then get the latest in news from the tour on a special edition of The Sauce. Then, Steven’s Untitled Rock Show is coming to you right from the Vans Warped Tour with an in-depth look at the bands, music and fans that make up the ultimate rock tour. All this, plus special editions of Loaded featuring artists from the tour. Wednesday will never be the same again! For full coverage info, giveaways and contests visit: www.fuse.tv.

Vans Amateur Mini-Ramp Skate Jam: 2007 marks the third annual Amateur Mini-Ramp Skate Jam, presented by Vans and Lost Energy. This contest will be featured at each stop on the Vans Warped Tour. Cash Prizes will be awarded daily as 20 to 25 local “hot pre-qualified skaters shred the mini-ramp for fun and money. Skaters, don’t be left out! To find your area’s qualifying pre-lim go to www.vans.com, www.caslusf.com, www.WarpedTour.com, call (909) 883-6176 or fax (909) 883-8036. This schedule of pre-lim contests will be updated weekly.

New to the Skate Ramp in ’07, the Tour once again brings together music and action sports with seminal skater Mike Vallely and his band Revolution Mother. Here, fans can watch this band along with bands hand picked by Lucky 13 Clothing perform on top of the Skate Ramp in between watching skate demos and participating in clinics!

Comics: For the first time, this summer’s tour will feature comics performing in the Skullcandy Mix Tent. The comics for 2007 include: Jimmy Mar, Richie Stratton, Mack Lindsay and Mustafa.

All Girl Skate Jam: This skateboarding competition is for all girls of all ages and all abilities. In both Mountain View (San Francisco) on 7/1/07 and Los Angeles on 8/25/07, AGSJ will be producing competitions. At the above stops, AGSJ will be running girls skateboarding clinics teaching girls of all ages and abilities how to skate. At all 45 stops, the AGSJ booth will be showcasing the book, Skater Girl : A Girl’s Guide to Skateboarding along with the coolest free girls skateboarding SWAG. To get more information, visit www.allgirlskatejam.com or email info@allgirlskatejam.com.

Energizer® e²®Titanium Technology® “Encore Music Competition: At each tour stop, one band will be chosen to play 10 minutes longer that day. Each band will be selected in advance through a Demand competition powered by Eventful.com which you can access on the “Contests section of www.warpedtour.com or www.eventful.com/energizer.

truth®: truth® is once again hitting the road this summer to reach out to thousands of teens with life-saving messages about tobacco use… The truth® youth smoking prevention campaign travels with signature orange state-of-the-art truth® trucks rigged with DJ decks and video monitors. The truth® crew will provide anti-tobacco messages in cool settings, engaging in peer-to-peer communication. Each stop will feature impromptu rap sessions, join-in free-style demos and giveaways of popular truth® gear such as hats, bags, and exclusive t-shirts designed by some of today’s most popular artists and graphic designers. Scratch lessons will be available through the Scratch DJ Academy, a group of DJs who show newcomers the fundamentals of DJ’ing, scratching and mixing music. www.thetruth.com

Guitar Center:GUITAR CENTER is proud to present the “WEB LAB and “AXE-SMITH on the Vans Warped Tour 2007. The GUITAR CENTER WEB LAB, a 32′ custom designed, climate controlled Internet trailer was built to provide Warped Tour artists free, exclusive access to a wireless media center. Complete with Apple computers, a satellite-based broadband connection, printers, scanners and a knowledgeable rep, GUITAR CENTER’s mission is to provide Warped Tour artists, bands and crew with the tools they need to maintain their online worlds. Additionally, GUITAR CENTER has partnered up with ERNIE BALL to send a top guitar tech out on the entire tour to service the needs of each and every Warped Tour artist. GC and EB’s goal is to set-up and dial every guitar and bass, getting it ready to rock. Best part, it’s 100% FREE. The GC “WEB LAB and “AXE-SMITH will be located backstage throughout the entire tour. www.guitarcenter.com

Alternative Press: The creator of the official program guide to the tour where you’ll find all the band and touring information you’ll need to locate the right stage, band signings and read up on your favorite artists. Visit the AP booth for the exclusive giveaways, subscription offers and meet and greet opportunities.www.alternativepress.com

Earth Echo: EarthEcho International (www.earthecho.org) has been invited by Kevin Lyman and the Warped Tour to work closely with their Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) to develop environmentally-friendly programs that create awareness through action, and to publicize these initiatives to fans. Stay tuned for program announcements.www.earthecho.org

Hurley Stage: Returning as a Stage Sponsor, Hurley features bands such as A Static Lullaby, Amber Pacific, Bayside, Escape The Fate, Gallows, Hot Rod Circuit, K-Os, Spill Canvas, The Briefs, The Confession, The Dear and Departed, The Toasters, The Unseen on some or all tour dates. In addition to the above, the Hurley.com Stage joins the Warped Tour family with bands like The Almost, Meg and Dia, The Matches, The Rocket Summer, Parkway Drive, Big D and the Kids Table, Boys Like Girls, New Years Day, Pistolita and many more. www.hurley.com

Hot Topic Kevin Says Stage: This stage features a wide variety of undiscovered, up-and-coming, and prominent bands from underground and independent music scenes around the world. The stage was booked through an application process in which bands were picked for their work ethic, talent, and uniqueness. Ranging from punk to ska, from hip hop to hardcore, the Hot Topic/Kevin Says Stage has become a hot spot for discovering new music on the tour this year. This is the third year Hot Topic has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Kevin Says Stage. www.hottopickevinsaysstage.com

Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Stage: In its 11th year, The Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands is the world’s largest unsigned band competition. Featuring over 15,000 bands, the Ernie Ball stage offers bands from across the country an opportunity to compete for various prizes such as, spots on the Ernie Ball stage, gear and instruments, and potential recording contracts. This summer fans can expect to see bands like Throwdown, My American Heart,n hitting the road this summer to reach out to thousands of teens with life-saving messages about tobacco use… The truth® youth smoking prevention campaign travels with signature orange state-of-the-art truth® trucks rigged with DJ decks and video monitors. The truth® crew will provide anti-tobacco messages in cool settings, engaging in peer-to-peer communication. Each stop will feature impromptu rap sessions, join-in free-style demos and giveaways of popular truth® gear such as hats, bags, and exclusive t-shirts designed by some of today’s most popular artists and graphic designers. Scratch lessons will be available through the Scratch DJ Academy, a group of DJs who show newcomers the fundamentals of DJ’ing, scratching and mixing music. www.thetruth.com

Guitar Center:GUITAR CENTER is proud to present the “WEB LAB and “AXE-SMITH on the Vans Warped Tour 2007. The GUITAR CENTER WEB LAB, a 32′ custom designed, climate controlled Internet trailer was built to provide Warped Tour artists free, exclusive access to a wireless media center. Complete with Apple computers, a satellite-based broadband connection, printers, scanners and a knowledgeable rep, GUITAR CENTER’s mission is to provide Warped Tour artists, bands and crew with the tools they need to maintain their online worlds. Additionally, GUITAR CENTER has partnered up with ERNIE BALL to send a top guitar tech out on the entire tour to service the needs of each and every Warped Tour artist. GC and EB’s goal is to set-up and dial every guitar and bass, getting it ready to rock. Best part, it’s 100% FREE. The GC “WEB LAB and “AXE-SMITH will be located backstage throughout the entire tour. www.guitarcenter.com

Alternative Press: The creator of the official program guide to the tour where you’ll find all the band and touring information you’ll need to locate the right stage, band signings and read up on your favorite artists. Visit the AP booth for the exclusive giveaways, subscription offers and meet and greet opportunities.www.alternativepress.com

Earth Echo: EarthEcho International (www.earthecho.org) has been invited by Kevin Lyman and the Warped Tour to work closely with their Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) to develop environmentally-friendly programs that create awareness through action, and to publicize these initiatives to fans. Stay tuned for program announcements.www.earthecho.org

Hurley Stage: Returning as a Stage Sponsor, Hurley features bands such as A Static Lullaby, Amber Pacific, Bayside, Escape The Fate, Gallows, Hot Rod Circuit, K-Os, Spill Canvas, The Briefs, The Confession, The Dear and Departed, The Toasters, The Unseen on some or all tour dates. In addition to the above, the Hurley.com Stage joins the Warped Tour family with bands like The Almost, Meg and Dia, The Matches, The Rocket Summer, Parkway Drive, Big D and the Kids Table, Boys Like Girls, New Years Day, Pistolita and many more. www.hurley.com

Hot Topic Kevin Says Stage: This stage features a wide variety of undiscovered, up-and-coming, and prominent bands from underground and independent music scenes around the world. The stage was booked through an application process in which bands were picked for their work ethic, talent, and uniqueness. Ranging from punk to ska, from hip hop to hardcore, the Hot Topic/Kevin Says Stage has become a hot spot for discovering new music on the tour this year. This is the third year Hot Topic has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Kevin Says Stage. www.hottopickevinsaysstage.com

Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Stage: In its 11th year, The Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands is the world’s largest unsigned band competition. Featuring over 15,000 bands, the Ernie Ball stage offers bands from across the country an opportunity to compete for various prizes such as, spots on the Ernie Ball stage, gear and instruments, and potential recording contracts. This summer fans can expect to see bands like Throwdown, My American Heart, Evaline, Bleed the Dream and Alaskan favorite Broken By Fire. For more info please visit www.battleofthebands.com.

Girlz Garage: The 2007 Girlz Garage is bigger and better than ever. Both Flip.com and Hurley Clothing are new to this area and will be adding elements for fans to enter to win big prizes, kick back in the Hurley Lounge and participate in many returning activities. The Shoe Gallery has returned where personalized Vans–each individually designed by Warped bands–are auctioned off for Keep A Breast-KAB* charity at www.warpedtour.com/TreasureHunt. In The Chop Shop, fans can use t-shirts, spray paint, scissors, stencils to make something of their own into a DIY fashion find. Proceeds made in the Chop Shop will go to 1-800-Suicide and other teen suicide hotlines.www.girlzgarage.com / www.flip.com

SMARTPUNK.COM: Smartpunk.com proudly presents the SMARTPUNK.com STAGE on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour. Smartpunk.com is excited to celebrate their 4th year of bringing you some of the best up-and-coming bands on the scene. This summer is looking real hot with Anberlin, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Cinematic Sunrise, I Am Ghost, Set Your Goals and twenty other artists joining us for the ride. As a place to discover new music online, we’re proud to have been early supporters of today’s rising stars like Underoath, From First to Last and Saosin. Please visit www.smartpunk.com.

Downloadpunk.com is a digital download community for fans of punk, indie-rock, metal, hardcore, emo, ska and more. Safely and easily download new releases, videos and content from your favorite Warped Tour bands and discover breaking artists and legendary albums. All music works in your iPod or other portable device and songs start at just 79 cents each, full albums for as low as $7.99. With our UploadPunk feature both signed and unsigned bands can upload their music to DownloadPunk and sell their songs and albums directly to fans. Visit UploadPunk.com to start selling your music now.www.downloadpunk.com

Lucha Libre USA: The AAA Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling League featuring Mexico’s most popular and beloved Luchadores (wrestlers) like Mini Charlie Manson, Mini Chess Man, Super AAA, Angel, Psicosis and Deccnis will be featured on this year’s tour. Lucha Libre USA’s mission is to introduce Americans to the Mexican wrestling phenomenon. For over 14 years AAA has been the premiere wrestling league in Mexico. Lucha Libre as an art form is much beloved by the Latino culture, and is the second most popular live event in Mexico after soccer.www.luchalibreusa.com

Bros. Grim Side Show: Billed As “The World’s Greatest Collection Of Human Oddities, Strange People And Novel Entertainers, The Globally Renowned Mothership of Side Shows Recalls the 1920s Heyday of Circus Events With a Mix of Traditional Attractions and Modern Performers like Zamora The Torture King, A Real Live Penguin Boy, Chuy The Wolf Man and animal oddities such as Faith the 2-legged Dog, a 20-Foot Albino Python and much, much more. The Bros. Grim Side Show has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, X Files, The Learning Channel, Monster Garage and HDNet.www.brothersgrimsideshow.com

Take Action! At Warped: In an effort to “create a better world, one voice and one action at a time,” Take Action! has teamed with the Vans Warped Tour to once again present the Take Action! area. In addition to spreading the Take Action! message of personal empowerment, this year’s Take Action! area features a variety of support and community outreach for non-profits that feature literature, outspoken bands, petitions, voter registration, and a whole list of way for you to get involved. Take Action is more prominent than last year and you can expect to meet and greet with some of your favorite bands as they come out and participate in out ever growing nonprofit community. www.takeactiontour.com
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T.J. Martell Foundation Charity Ticket Auction: The T.J. Martell Foundation, in conjunction with the 2007 Vans Warped Tour, is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Charity Ticket Auction for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research. Beginning April 16, and running for five consecutive weeks, fans can bid via eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two tickets to the tour and the opportunity to watch their favorite band perform from ON STAGE. For more information on the auction and the 32-year history of the foundation’s groundbreaking, innovative research, click on: www.tjmartellfoundation.org.

Fanscape: Fanscape returns for the fifth consecutive year as the official marketing company of the tour. Fanscape runs the tour’s official mailing list, facilitates and launches promotions and sweepstakes, and activates hundreds of thousands of young adults across the country to participate in Vans Warped Tour online activities. For more information on Fanscape, visit www.fanscape.biz.

Locker Box:An avid VANS WARPED TOUR fan arranged this much-needed VWT Locker Check-In area. It allows concert-goers the chance to collect items and merchandise and then check it in when it’s too much to carry. Coats, backpacks, bags, cell phones, shirts, hats, pants and shoes are all welcome.


Girlz Garage: The 2007 Girlz Garage is bigger and better than ever. Both Flip.com and Hurley Clothing are new to this area and will be adding elements for fans to enter to win big prizes, kick back in the Hurley Lounge and participate in many returning activities. The Shoe Gallery has returned where personalized Vans–each individually designed by Warped bands–are auctioned off for Keep A Breast-KAB* charity at www.warpedtour.com/TreasureHunt. In The Chop Shop, fans can use t-shirts, spray paint, scissors, stencils to make something of their own into a DIY fashion find. Proceeds made in the Chop Shop will go to 1-800-Suicide and other teen suicide hotlines.www.girlzgarage.com / www.flip.com

SMARTPUNK.COM: Smartpunk.com proudly presents the SMARTPUNK.com STAGE on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour. Smartpunk.com is excited to celebrate their 4th year of bringing you some of the best up-and-coming bands on the scene. This summer is looking real hot with Anberlin, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Cinematic Sunrise, I Am Ghost, Set Your Goals and twenty other artists joining us for the ride. As a place to discover new music online, we’re proud to have been early supporters of today’s rising stars like Underoath, From First to Last and Saosin. Please visit www.smartpunk.com.

Downloadpunk.com is a digital download community for fans of punk, indie-rock, metal, hardcore, emo, ska and more. Safely and easily download new releases, videos and content from your favorite Warped Tour bands and discover breaking artists and legendary albums. All music works in your iPod or other portable device and songs start at just 79 cents each, full albums for as low as $7.99. With our UploadPunk feature both signed and unsigned bands can upload their music to DownloadPunk and sell their songs and albums directly to fans. Visit UploadPunk.com to start selling your music now.www.downloadpunk.com

Lucha Libre USA: The AAA Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling League featuring Mexico’s most popular and beloved Luchadores (wrestlers) like Mini Charlie Manson, Mini Chess Man, Super AAA, Angel, Psicosis and Deccnis will be featured on this year’s tour. Lucha Libre USA’s mission is to introduce Americans to the Mexican wrestling phenomenon. For over 14 years AAA has been the premiere wrestling league in Mexico. Lucha Libre as an art form is much beloved by the Latino culture, and is the second most popular live event in Mexico after soccer.www.luchalibreusa.com

Bros. Grim Side Show: Billed As “The World’s Greatest Collection Of Human Oddities, Strange People And Novel Entertainers, The Globally Renowned Mothership of Side Shows Recalls the 1920s Heyday of Circus Events With a Mix of Traditional Attractions and Modern Performers like Zamora The Torture King, A Real Live Penguin Boy, Chuy The Wolf Man and animal oddities such as Faith the 2-legged Dog, a 20-Foot Albino Python and much, much more. The Bros. Grim Side Show has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, X Files, The Learning Channel, Monster Garage and HDNet.www.brothersgrimsideshow.com

Take Action! At Warped: In an effort to “create a better world, one voice and one action at a time,” Take Action! has teamed with the Vans Warped Tour to once again present the Take Action! area. In addition to spreading the Take Action! message of personal empowerment, this year’s Take Action! area features a variety of support and community outreach for non-profits that feature literature, outspoken bands, petitions, voter registration, and a whole list of way for you to get involved. Take Action is more prominent than last year and you can expect to meet and greet with some of your favorite bands as they come out and participate in out ever growing nonprofit community. www.takeactiontour.com

T.J. Martell Foundation Charity Ticket Auction: The T.J. Martell Foundation, in conjunction with the 2007 Vans Warped Tour, is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Charity Ticket Auction for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research. Beginning April 16, and running for five consecutive weeks, fans can bid via eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two tickets to the tour and the opportunity to watch their favorite band perform from ON STAGE. For more information on the auction and the 32-year history of the foundation’s groundbreaking, innovative research, click on: www.tjmartellfoundation.org.

Fanscape: Fanscape returns for the fifth consecutive year as the official marketing company of the tour. Fanscape runs the tour’s official mailing list, facilitates and launches promotions and sweepstakes, and activates hundreds of thousands of young adults across the country to participate in Vans Warped Tour online activities. For more information on Fanscape, visit www.fanscape.biz.

Locker Box:An avid VANS WARPED TOUR fan arranged this much-needed VWT Locker Check-In area. It allows concert-goers the chance to collect items and merchandise and then check it in when it’s too much to carry. Coats, backpacks, bags, cell phones, shirts, hats, pants and shoes are all welcome.


T.J. Martell Foundation Charity Ticket Auction: The T.J. Martell Foundation, in conjunction with the 2007 Vans Warped Tour, is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Charity Ticket Auction for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research. Beginning April 16, and running for five consecutive weeks, fans can bid via eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two tickets to the tour and the opportunity to watch their favorite band perform from ON STAGE. For more information on the auction and the 32-year history of the foundation’s groundbreaking, innovative research, click on: www.tjmartellfoundation.org.

Fanscape: Fanscape returns for the fifth consecutive year as the official marketing company of the tour. Fanscape runs the tour’s official mailing list, facilitates and launches promotions and sweepstakes, and activates hundreds of thousands of young adults across the country to participate in Vans Warped Tour online activities. For more information on Fanscape, visit www.fanscape.biz.

Locker Box:An avid VANS WARPED TOUR fan arranged this much-needed VWT Locker Check-In area. It allows concert-goers the chance to collect items and merchandise and then check it in when it’s too much to carry. Coats, backpacks, bags, cell phones, shirts, hats, pants and shoes are all welcome.