Epitaph announces Warped Tour 2006 plans & line-ups!

(Epitaph, Los Angeles) The biggest event of the summer for over a decade, the Vans WARPED TOUR has once again tapped some of Epitaph’s biggest and best bands to create a one-of-a-kind musical event. Beginning on June 15th and running through August 13th, the 2006 WARPED TOUR will feature five Epitaph bands, including three on the coveted main stages for the whole tour.

Exploding onto the main stage for the first time this summer, FROM FIRST TO LAST are defying convention and defining rock for a new scene. Currently touring in support of their addictive new release Heroine, FROM FIRST TO LAST are killing it night after night on the Fall Out Boy tour, and will be primed and ready to bring their unbelievably intense live show to Warped ’06.

Also spending their summer on the main stage is MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, whose synth-pop perfection is guaranteed to get the crowd dancing. Their latest CD, the stellar Commit This To Memory and their sold-out headlining spring tour have been stunning old fans and winning new MCS converts across the country.

Finally, Warped Tour vets the BOUNCING SOULS will be shredding the main stage with their own raucous brand of east coast punk rock. With a heart-felt new record, The Gold Record, dropping June 6th, the BOUNCING SOULS are sure to be a big crowd pleaser again this year.

In addition to the main stage acts, Epitaph is proud to announce the Warped Tour debuts of I AM GHOST and ESCAPE THE FATE, two fantastic label newcomers. I AM GHOST will be blowing minds with their unique dark brand of classically driven hardcore, while Las Vegas’s most remarkable hard rock / screamo band, ESCAPE THE FATE, will be recruiting legions of loyal fans at every stop.

The 2006 WARPED TOUR promises to be the best ever, and Epitaph is pleased to once again play a part in bringing the best new music to the starving masses.

All confirmed 2006 Warped Tour dates are as follows:

06/14 Columbia, MD Merriweather
06/15 Columbia, MD Merriweather
06/16 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
06/17 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
06/18 Minneapolis, MN Metrodome
06/19 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
06/21 Birmingham Starwood Amphitheatre
06/22 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Fairgrounds
06/23 Tampa, FL Vinoy Park
06/24 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
06/25 Orlando, FL Tinker Field
06/27 Raleigh, NC Alltell Pavilion
06/28 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Amphitheater Lot
06/30 Houston, TX Reliant Center
07/01 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center Lot
07/02 San Antonio, TX Amphitheatre Lot
07/03 Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U Practice Field
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Peoria Sports Park
07/06 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
07/07 Pomona, CA Fairplex Park
07/08 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32
07/09 Ventura, CA Seaside park
07/11 Fresno, CA Save Mart Arena
07/12 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium Lot
07/13 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot
07/14 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/15 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
07/16 Portland, OR Columbia Meadows
07/18 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium
07/20 Calgary, AB Race City Speedway
07/22 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
07/23 Denver, CO Invesco Field
07/25 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
07/26 Cincinnatii, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/27 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
07/28 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
07/29 Detroit, MI Co-America Park and Street
07/30 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
08/01 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes Fields
08/02 Brockton, MA Brockton Fairgrounds
08/03 Scranton, PA Montage Mountain
08/04 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
08/05 New York, NY Randalls Island
08/06 Old Bridge, NJ Englishtown Raceway
08/08 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
08/09 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
08/10 Washington DC Nissan Pavilion Lot
08/11 Cleveland, OH Tower City
08/12 Toronto, QC Park Place
08/13 Montreal, QC Park Jean Drapeau