Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Art of Shock named official BBQ Band for Warped Tour

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). You can listen to Live Forever on Spotify or buy it on iTunes now. A music video for the single ‘There’s No Tomorrow’ is available for viewing on YouTube, as well.

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