The 2012 Vans Warped Tour will feature a new acoustic cage called The Acoustic Basement. The stage will feature performances by Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Kristopher Roe (The Ataris), Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche), and several more. You can check out a video announcement below.
The Acoustic Basement is a brand new stage on this year’s Vans Warped Tour and will feature leading and up-and-coming acoustic acts within the punk/indie/folk genres.
The setting will be a large tent/stage designed to have the look and feel of an intimate basement show, allowing the audience to get up close and personal with the artist, relax in the shade and get a break from the sun and the clamor of the crowd.
Artists featured on the Acoustic Basement stage this year include: Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Kristopher Roe of The Ataris (6/16-7/3), Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife/I Am the Avalanche (6/16-7/3), A Loss for Words, Transit, Into It. Over It. (6/16-7/7), Koji, Owen Plant (7/8-8/5), Brian Marquis, Tess Dunn (6/23), James Morris (6/27) and many more still to be announced.
Want your chance to play the Acoustic Basement stage on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour? Enter the 16th annual Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands! 3 local acoustic artists will be chosen to play the stage each day. Visit http://www.battleofthebands.com for more details and to enter.
The tour kicks off on June 16th in Salt Lake City + pre-registration is happening RIGHT NOW for pre-sale tickets going on sale on March 30th. This will be your first crack at these specially priced, 3D commemorative tickets that include jump the line access and more. Limited number in each city and while supplies last. Register here.