Queen City Cadence: Vans Warped Tour and more
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • July 12, 2012 @ 9:40am
Hitting Darien Lake on Tuesday will be 70+ bands looking to rock Western New York.
Sponsored by the skateboard show manufacturer since 1995, Vans Warped Tour has been a namesake festival in Buffalo for fans of the punk rock, ska, hip-hop, pop and alternative rock genres. This year, popular bands that will be performing include Breathe Carolina, Taking Back Sunday, We The Kings, Rise Against, New Found Glory, Yellowcard and All Time Low.
This year mark the first time that the tour will travel outside of the US since 1998, with a show in London.
Warped Tour will kick off at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Tickets are still available for $32 pre-sale and $42 day of show. For more information on the bands and the tour itself, check out their website here.
The rest of the best:
Thursday—Seether with Chosen Ones and Breakerbox, 5 p.m., Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf (free admission)
Friday—Weezer, 6 p.m., Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf ($35 pre-sale, $40 day of show)
Sunday—Feist, 6 p.m., Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf ($10 pre-sale, $20 day of show)
Monday—Iron Maiden with Alice Cooper, 7:30 p.m., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ($28 to $95 tickets)
Tuesday—Vans Warped Tour, 12 p.m., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ($32 pre-sale, $42 day of show)
Photo courtesy of VWT.