The Vans Warped Tour, the most successful and longest running touring festival to date, has confirmed the line-up for its 15th installment. Its 52-act...

The Vans Warped Tour, the most successful and longest running touring festival to date, has confirmed the line-up for its 15th installment. Its 52-act roster includes Bad Religion, Black Tide, Chiodos, Flogging Molly, Less Than Jake, NOFX, Meg & Dia and many others.

Venues have not been confirmed but the 46-city tour kicks off June 26 in Pomona, CA, finishing up on August 23 in Los Angeles, CA.

One change to this year’s format is there will only be one main stage, which is also a way to keep ticket prices low with a tighter concert production cost in light of a tough economy.

“Many of these bands have been around for a long time and have many songs to choose from, so this year instead of limiting them to five or six songs they will have 40 minutes to play all your favorite songs from the past and a couple new ones too,” Warped Tour creator Kevin Lyman explained on the tour’s Web site. “This year’s line-up is a great mix of the old and the new and continues our attempt to keep the line-up as diverse as possible.”

“Of course, I always like to announce special guests along the way, but I think this is a great start!” added Lyman.

Confirmed 2009 Vans Warped Tour acts:
(Lineup is subject to change.)

A Day to Remember
A Skylit Drive
Bad Religion
Big D and the Kids Table
Black Tide
Bouncing Souls
Breathe Carolina
Cash Cash
Dance Gavin Dance
Dear and the Headlights
Dirty Heads
Escape the Fate
Every Avenue
Flogging Molly
Hit the Lights
I Set My Friends on Fire
Jeffree Star
Less Than Jake
Meg & Dia
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Senses Fail
Sing it Loud
Streetlight Manifesto
The A.K.A.s
The Architects
The Ataris
The Devil Wears Prada
The Maine
The White Tie Affair
There For Tomorrow
Therefore I Am
Westbound Train



By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner

  • Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 #1 Author

    we really do need bmth ND WE THE KINGS again =]

  • Anonymous

    April 3, 2009 #2 Author

    The problem is, this list may start big, but many bands don’t follow through with the whole tour. So, the band, or bands, you really want to see, may not even be at the show you see.
    Best be wise to compare dates [Many bands list the amount of time they’re on the tour] with the date if the show you want in your area.
    My personal experience: I’ve been trying to see Streetlight Manifesto for years, and every year, they flake before they make it to my state even.

    Mind you, this is also one of those tours that pleases every year. Worth the cost and risk of purchasing in advance.

  • Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 #3 Author

    they should totaly have Drop Dead Gorgeous, Amplexus, and 6th Awakening

  • Anonymous

    April 24, 2009 #4 Author

    we the kings, the academy is…, the cab &&&&&&&&&& BLINK 182 need to be there!
    so aggr.i.vating /:

  • Anonymous

    December 26, 2008 #5 Author

    the academy is.. isnt playing this year ­čÖü

  • clutch

    December 26, 2008 #6 Author

    To make this warped tour truly epic, BMTH NEEDS to be on the lineup

  • Anonymous

    December 26, 2008 #7 Author

    Family Force 5

    to be on this listttt :'(