by Elke Mermis
Vans Warped Tour will keep its annual date with Sandstone this year, on July 6, for the 2011 installment of the nationwide tour. Main-stage artists include 3OH!3, A Day to Remember, Travie McCoy, the Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria.
As of Saturday, you can also snap up your Warped Tour tickets already at a lower price: Pre-sale package prices are around $25 and include a commemorative 3-D ticket -- which also serves as a jump-the-line early-entry pass -- and a Vans Warped Tour 2011 compilation CD, among other things. Only a limited number of pre-sale tickets are available per city, and once they sell out, they're gone. Click here to score 'em.
Other acts announced include Jack's Mannequin, Less Than Jake, Pepper, Madina Lake, D.R.U.G.S., Continental, Street Dogs, Lucero, Yelawolf, We Came As Romans, Foxy Shazam, Woe Is Me, Black Veil Brides, Big Chocolate, Dance Gavin Dance, MC Lars, Every Avenue, the Ready Set, Winds of Plague, Simple Plan, Eyes Set to Kill, the Wonder Years, the Word Alive, Big B., Relient K., Middle Class Rut, Electric Touch, Permanent Bastards, Go Radio, the Steelwells, the Aggrolites and Unwritten Law. For a full list, click here.
And remember: Be careful and stay hydrated. Last year, a fan died at 2010's Warped Tour due to the extreme heat. Let's keep it safe and fun.