Images: One Sound

This past Friday the Vans Warped Tour kicked off their upcoming 2011 national tour season hosting a press event and after party that took place at the House Of Vans warehouse venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Keynote speaker and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman kick started the festivities with a press meet & greet. Joined by a mixed crowd of industry professionals and youth alike, guests included legendary skaters Christian Hosoi, Ray Barbee among others skating the concrete bowl. NYC artist Kaves showcased his artistry, producing his stylized Brooklyn rendition of the classic 1950s “Honeymooners” portrayal of the iconic Jackie Gleason as the moon. What easily turned out to be few hundred in attendance, guests were treated to complimentary drinks and grilled bites served in the beginning by non other than Steve Van Doren, son of Vans Co-Founder Paul Van Doren.

With spirits high, the energy continued throughout the evening with an earful provided by the students of the esteemed School Of Rock All Stars, followed by Lionize rock-reggae inspired melodies, New York based band Moving Mountains, rock-rap fusion artist MC Lars, as well pop-punk band The Wonder Years from Philadelphia with an encore performance. For additional information and ticket purchase visit Vans Warped Tour. In the meantime a quick look of what went down.

Fri Jun 24, 2011 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas TX
Sat Jun 25, 2011 The Showgrounds At Sam Houston Race Park, Houston TX
Sun Jun 26, 2011 AT&T Center, San Antonio TX
Wed Jun 29, 2011 NMSU Practice Field, Las Cruces NM
Thu Jun 30, 2011 Plaza Hotel – Parking Lot, Las Vegas NV
Fri Jul 01, 2011 Pomona Fairplex, Pomona CA
Sat Jul 02, 2011 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA
Sun Jul 03, 2011 Ventura Country Fairground, At Seaside Park Ventura CA
Wed Jul 06, 2011 Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs KS
Thu Jul 07, 2011 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville IN
Fri Jul 08, 2011 Comerica Park, Detroit MI
Sat Jul 09, 2011 First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, Tinley Park IL
Sun Jul 10, 2011 Canterbury Park, Shakopee MN
Tue Jul 12, 2011 Darien Lakes Fields, Darien Center NY
Wed Jul 13, 2011 Comcast Center, Mansfield MA
Thu Jul 14, 2011 Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain, Scranton PA
Fri Jul 15, 2011 The Flats at Arrow Hall, Mississauga ON
Sat Jul 16, 2011 Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal QC
Sun Jul 17, 2011 Comcast Theatre, Hartford CT
Tue Jul 19, 2011 Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee WI
Wed Jul 20, 2011 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland OH
Thu Jul 21, 2011 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NJ
Fri Jul 22, 2011 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown PA
Sat Jul 23, 2011 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale NY
Sun Jul 24, 2011 Monmouth Park Raceway, Oceanport NJ
Tue Jul 26, 2011 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD
Wed Jul 27, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Virginia Beach VA
Thu Jul 28, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte NC
Fri Jul 29, 2011 Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando FL
Sat Jul 30, 2011 Cruzan Ampitheatre, West Palm Beach FL
Sun Jul 31, 2011 Vinoy Park, St.Petersburg FL
Mon Aug 01, 2011 Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood, Atlanta GA
Tue Aug 02, 2011 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Wed Aug 03, 2011 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis MO
Thu Aug 04, 2011 Westfair Fairgrounds, Council Bluffs IA
Fri Aug 05, 2011 Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver CO
Sat Aug 06, 2011 Utah State Fairpark, Salt Lake City UT
Sun Aug 07, 2011 Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion, Phoenix AZ
Tue Aug 09, 2011 Cricket Amphitheatre, San Diego CA
Wed Aug 10, 2011 Cal State Dominguez Hills, Carson CA
Thu Aug 11, 2011 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Marysville CA
Fri Aug 12, 2011 Idaho Center Amphitheatre, Nampa ID
Sat Aug 13, 2011 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
Sun Aug 14, 2011 Washington County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro OR