The 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR Announces ART OF SHOCK as this year’s Official BBQ BAND



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MVRemix Rock

Every year, it has been tradition for Vans Warped Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman to personally handpick an up-and-coming, 100% independent act to be the official BBQ Band for the tour. The BBQ Band is given a slot on the Ernie Ball stage each year in trade for serving up the delicious food consumed at each post-show BBQ. Many bands have made their start as a Vans Warped Tour BBQ Band, including Dropkick Murphys, Longway and others.

This year, Hollywood, CA’s own ART OF SHOCK has been chosen for the prestigious honor. Vans Warped Tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman states, “I’m glad to have ART OF SHOCK out on the grill and on stage this year!”

The Sunset Strip favorites, known for their unique fusion of modern and classic rock influences, have been taking Los Angeles and Southern California by storm for the past few years with their over-the-top performances. Despite their youth, these rockers are on fire—rapidly gaining a loyal and passionate fan base across the United States thanks to their stunning live show.

2013 VANS WARPED TOUR dates:

Mar 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

Jun 15 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater

Jun 16 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

Jun 19 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Jun 20 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

Jun 21 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

Jun 22 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

Jun 23 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park

Jun 26 Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field

Jun 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park

Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino Parking Lot

Jun 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

Jun 30 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Jul 3 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

Jul 5 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Jul 6 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Jul 7 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

Jul 9 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

Jul 10 Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jul 11 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center

Jul 12 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

Jul 13 New York, NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum

Jul 14 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

Jul 16 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

Jul 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

Jul 18 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

Jul 19 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Jul 20 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Jul 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park

Jul 23 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

Jul 24 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis

Jul 25 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Jul 26 Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park

Jul 27 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

Jul 28 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

Jul 29 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Jul 31 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre

Aug 2 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

Aug 3 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

Aug 4 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot

ART OF SHOCK is currently in the studio working on their second album. The band recently released their first album, Live Forever, which boasts production credits from Steve Kravac (Blink 182, NOFX, Less Than Jake).


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