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Warped Tour in Calgary 2009

Warped Tour is geared up again for the year and hitting Calgary on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at The Race City Speedway.

Alexisonfire Moshpit, Warped Tour, Calgary 2006 - Photo by dristis-mudra

Alexisonfire Moshpit, Warped Tour, Calgary 2006 - Photo by dristis-mudra

For those who are unaware, Warped Tour or Vans Warped Tour began in 1994 as a showcase for Punk Rock  and Third Wave Ska music. More recently; however, it has begun incorporating different types of genres, including electronica, post-hardcore, metalcore and Christian rock, though punk rock bands still regularly play on the tour.

Along with featuring over 100 bands, the tour will host many more popular bands on the main stage, including Bad Religion, NoFX, Anti-Flag, Flogging Molly, The Bouncing Souls, Underoath, and much more. The tour will also offer half pipes for skaters and bikers (a tribute to the connection between punk and skate),  merchandise booths for most of the bands that perform, independent magazines and non-profit organizations/sponsors offering their wares. It is not unusual to see band members at their merchandise booths before and after their performances to meet fans.

Beginning in 2006, Warped Tour has been committed to the Warped Eco Initiative. The cross-country tour buses now use Bio-diesel fuel, which reduces petroleum usage by 30%. One stage is entirely run on solar power. Catering now uses washable dishes as opposed to disposable dishes. And the packaging used is made from compostable corn and potato-starch.

Tickets can be bought through Ticketmaster. Check it out!

Warped Tour
Warped Tour in Calgary page
SoundProof Magazine’s 2008 Warped Tour Calgary coverage
dristis-mudra’s 2006 Warped Tour Calgary photostreak on Flickr

User Comments

2 Responses to “Warped Tour in Calgary 2009”

  1. May 27th, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Sean says:

    Is the singer from Alexisonfire actually Tobias from Arrested Development? I think he is. Just with hair plug implants.


  2. May 28th, 2009 at 8:01 AM

    Vaughn says:

    Haha I noticed that too, pretty ballsy (get the pun!?!?! HAHA) to go on stage with cut-offs.

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