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TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2009

EPITAPH GETS "WARPED" WITH BAD RELIGION, ESCAPE THE FATE, SING IT LOUD & MORE!

Punk's leading label represents at Vans Warped Tour with performances by Bad Religion, Escape The Fate, Sing It Loud, Civet, Westbound Train, I Set My Friends On Fire, Left Alone, Orange, The Blackout and You Me At Six

June 16, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – Epitaph and Hellcat Records will be in full force on Vans Warped Tour '09 with standout performances from Bad Religion, Escape The Fate, Sing It Loud, Civet, Westbound Train, I Set My Friends On Fire, Left Alone, Orange, The Blackout and You Me At Six. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Country's longest-running touring festival will kick off on June 26 in Pomona, Calif. The complete lineup and routing can be found at www.warpedtour.com

BAD RELIGION (Entire Tour – Main Stage)
Punk rock veterans and THE quintessential Warped band, Bad Religion, are back for their fifth time on the traveling festival. Playing songs from their revered catalogue including the 2007 release New Maps Of Hell, Bad Religion are one of southern California's most beloved punk rock bands of the last three decades. www.myspace.com/badreligion

ESCAPE THE FATE (Entire Tour – Hurley Stage)
Touring in support of their audacious new album, This War Is Ours, Escape The Fate continue their path to worldwide domination with the release of their provocative new video for their latest single "10 Miles Wide," featuring Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd. The band is single handedly bring the bare-knuckle swagger back to a stale rock scene. www.myspace.com/escapethefate

SING IT LOUD (Entire Tour – Hurley Stage)
Teenagers across the country are buzzing about pop-rock's shining new stars, Sing It Loud, since the release of their debut album, Come Around, in 2008. The MTVU "Freshman 5" band recently partnered up with the charity To Write Love On Her Arms, to raise awareness regarding the treatment and prevention of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide on the tour. www.myspace.com/singitloud

WESTBOUND TRAIN (Entire Tour – Hurley Stage)
Boston's soul/ska septet Westbound Train meld the best of soul, reggae and ska seamlessly on the band's recently released album, Come and Get It. Shattering musical boundaries while embracing the best of several genres, the new album invites listeners on a journey, traveling through all of the band's previous influences while creating an exciting new sound that they are eager to reveal to Warped fans across the country. www.myspace.com/westboundtrain

I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE (Entire Tour – Hurley.com Stage)
Consisting of Matt (Vocals) and Nabil (Instruments/Programming/Vocals), ISMFOF defy conventional genres by cross-breeding electronica with elements of grind and hardcore for one of the freshest sounds around. The band's debut album, You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter, melds the band's unique sense of humor with an onslaught of thrash angular guitar riffs, pulsing dance beats, brutal breakdowns, sassy screams and lush melodic choruses. www.myspace.com/isetmyfriendsonfire

CIVET (June 26-July 3 – Kevin Says Stage)
On a male dominated tour like Warped, the brash and tattooed ladies of Civet have no problem holding their own. Fresh off of a run with Dropkick Murphys and tour with Social Distortion planned for this fall, this tough-as-nails femme fatale punk rock band will blow Warped attendees away this summer as they shred cuts from their latest album, Hell Hath No Fury. www.myspace.com/civet

THE BLACKOUT (June 26-July 19 – Kevin Says Stage)
The Welsh six-piece will take the US by storm with the recent release of their new album, The Best In Town; a potent brew of massive rock riffs, soaring melodies and maniacal screams. Having honed their skills touring across Europe Japan and the US alongside bands like Bless the Fall, Alesana, The Used and Pierce the Veil, the Blackout were nominated by Kerrang! as Best British Newcomers. The Blackout's tremendous songwriting and crushing abilities remind listeners that the band isn't boasting when they call it The Best In Town, they're just stating a fact. www.myspace.com/theblackout

YOU ME AT SIX (Aug 1-Aug 23 – Kevin Says Stage)
Named one of Alternative Press magazine's "100 Bands You Need To Know," the Kerrang! cover boys have been building monumental traction across the US with the anticipation for their debut album, Take Off Your Colours. You Me At Six's revival of fun-loving, care-free, spirited pop-rock is infectious and spreads with each listen. Fans fall fast for both the band's teen-relevant lyrics of heartache, bad breakups, and jealousy, and the non-stop rockfest of single-worthy sing-alongs like "Gossip," "Save It For The Bedroom," "Take Off Your Colours," "If I Were In Your Shoes" and "Finders Keepers." Fall in love with your new favorite band this summer! www.myspace.com/youmeatsix

LEFT ALONE (June 26-June 27 – Kevin Says Stage)
Combining three-chord punk rock with ska and just a dash of country to create a unique sound all their own, Left Alone has used their DIY ethos to move up the ranks from backyard band to Hellcat Records staple on their recently released self-titled sophomore album. www.myspace.com/leftalonepunx

ORANGE (June 26-June 27 – Kevin Says Stage)
Los Angeles based punk rock group Orange have risen out their own ashes to triumphantly produce their best album to date, Phoenix, which is due out in September. On the verge of splitting up the band decided to continue marching forward doing what they love and do best... rocking out. Catch the band this summer for an early taste of the new album. www.myspace.com/orange

Warped Tour ‘09 Dates:
Jun 26 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
Jun 27 – Pier 30/32 – San Francisco, CA
Jun 28 – Seaside Park – Ventura, CA
Jun 30 – Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
July 1 – NMSU Pan American Center – Las Cruces, NM
July 2 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
July 3 – The Showgrounds At Sam Houston Race Park – Houston, TX
July 5 – Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
July 7 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Indianapolis, IN
July 8 – Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA
July 9 – Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre – Cleveland, OH
July 10 – Arrow Hall – Toronto, ON
July 11 – Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
July 12 – Meadows Music Theater – Hartford, CT
July 14 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
July 15 – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
July 16 – Darien Lake P.A.C. – Buffalo, NY
July 17 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
July 18 – Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
July 19 – Monmouth Park Racetrack – Oceanport, NJ
July 21 – Comcast Center – Boston, MA
July 22 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
July 23 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Charlotte, NC
July 24 – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL
July 25 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – Miami, FL
July 26 – Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
July 28 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
July 29 – Riverbend Amphitheatre – Cincinnati, OH
July 30 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
July 31 – Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
Aug 1 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Aug 2 – Canterbury Park – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 3 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
Aug 4 – Sandstone Amphitheater – Kansas City, KS
Aug 7 – Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Boise, ID
Aug 8 – Utah State Fairgrounds – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 9 – Invesco Field at Mile High – Denver, CO
Aug 12 – Race City Speedway – Calgary, AB
Aug 14 – Thunderbird Stadium – Vancouver, BC
Aug 15 – The Gorge Amphitheater – Seattle, WA
Aug 16 – Washington County Fairgrounds – Portland, OR
Aug 19 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA
Aug 20 – Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View – Mountain View, CA
Aug 21 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Sacramento, CA
Aug 22 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
Aug 23 – Home Depot Center – Los Angeles, CA

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