Warped Tour at St. Pete's Vinoy Park July 11

Here's this morning's publicity release detailing the July 11 Vans Warped Tour at Vinoy Park in St. Pete. Not all the 50 bands expected to play are listed below but there's enough info to excite, disappoint or leave you feeling completely panicked because you'll likely be stuck taking your 13-year-old daughter and her four bratty friends to the show, again, where you will be left to fry in the sun like a fat slice of bacon.

Like I noted here, I'm glad to see Gainesville's Against Me! near the top of the roster, and will have to check out New York's Gym Class Heroes (pictured) to see if the emo hip-hop act, which I find myself liking, can bring it live, in the ass-kicking Florida heat, something I've had trouble dealing with in the past at Warped Tour.

VANS WARPED TOUR AT VINOY PARK

FRIDAY, JULY 11TH; ON SALE SAT., APRIL 19TH, 10AM

MORE THAN FIFTY BANDS ALL IN ONE DAY!

WHO: VANS WARPED TOUR FEATURING MORE THAN FIFTY BANDS: ANGELS & AIRWAVES, RELIENT K, THE ACADEMY IS, EVERY TIME I DIE, FROM FIRST TO LAST, AGAINST ME, GYM CLASS HEROES, REEL BIG FISH, SAY ANYTHING, NORMA JEAN, AS I LAY DYING, STORY OF THE YEAR, COBRA STARSHIP, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DEVIL WEARS PRADA AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

WHAT: If it’s a ton of bands, a ton of music and tons of fun, it could only be Warped Tour 2008. This multiple stage spectacle winds its way to South Florida once again with more entertainment and excitement packed into one day than any person can humanly stand. The Warped Tour was created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, who got the idea while working on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc which included music with skateboarding contests. The Warped name comes from the short-lived Warp Magazine, published by Transworld, which covered surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and music. With more than fifty bands the Warped Tour also provides benefits for up-and-coming bands, and those looking to gain more recognition. The tour provides a direct market in order for these bands to obtain or extend their fan base. The bands can set up tent areas and are able to talk with those atteding the tour and sell their merchandise as well as give away promotional freebies.

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As well as music, this tour brings many attractions, including a half pipe for skaters and bikers. The tour also features many booths creating a flea market-like atmosphere, having tents for each of the bands to sell merchandise, independent record labels, magazine publishers, non-profit organizations, and sponsors looking to market their products to the tour's audience.

WHEN FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2008, GATES OPEN AT 11AM

WHERE: VINOY PARK

ST. PETERSBURG, FL

ON SALE: SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2008 AT 10AM

AT www.livenation.com OR ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS

OR CHARGE BY PH0NE:

TAMPA: (813) 287-8844

ST. PETE: (727) 898-2100

CENTRAL FL: (407) 839-3900

PRICES $34.49 – ADVANCE

$35.00 - DAY OF SHOW

ALL TICKETS GENERAL ADMISSION

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, and service and handling charges.

WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.livenation.com (information and ticket sales)

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