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VANS WARPED TOUR Partners With Waves For Water For Hurricane Sandy Relief Day


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on the Northeast this past fall, the VANS WARPED TOUR will continue its tradition of service and environmental responsibility by partnering with Waves For Water (–a non-profit organization founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose and their Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative–for the forthcoming Eco Day.

On Monday, July 8 hundreds of volunteers and artists from the 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR including Memphis May Fire, Echosmith, Sleeping With Sirens, Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, Chiodos, Upon a Burning Body, Architects U.K., Anarbor, I See Stars, William Beckett, The Chariot, Young London and many more will gather at Lavallette Bay Park in Lavallette, New Jersey. The group will restore two-and-a-half bay front blocks that suffered extensive flooding and residual storm damage from Sandy. The group will restore the park and community green space by cleaning up storm debris and re-planting the entire bay area to help prevent erosion and protect the landscape from future natural disasters.

VANS WARPED TOUR artists will work alongside Waves for Water, the Town of Lavallette, the Lavallette Volunteer Fire Department and other community members to assist in restoring this valuable green space for the community to enjoy and beautify the park. Two local eateries that were severely damaged in the wake of Sandy will provide breakfast and lunch for the volunteers.  Breakfast will be provided by Bakin Bagels of Ortley Beach, NJ ( and lunch will served by Crab’s Clawof Lavallette, NJ ( Sponsors include AEG Live and Starland Ballroom for breakfast and Vans® for lunch.

WHEN:          MONDAY, JULY 8 (7:00AM to 12:00PM noon)

WHERE:        Lavallette Bay Park (Lavallette, NJ)


About the Vans Warped Tour: The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premier music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.  The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punkmetal and indie to rockhip-hoprap, EDMreggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Further, even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010/2011/2012 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to: Now in its 19th year, the 40-date tour will commence June 15 in Seattle, WA and finishes August 4 in Houston, TX.

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