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The Black Dahlia Murder Confirm 2013 Vans Warped Tour Run

Black Dahlia Murder
Metal Blade

The Vans Warped Tour — it’s not just for skater punks and emo kids anymore. In recent years, the traveling festival has increasingly added some harder rocking bands and the Black Dahlia Murder have just been announced as participants in the 2013 trek.

As they’ve done in recent years, organizers for the festival are announcing a new batch of bands weekly until revealing the full lineup sometime next spring. The announcements are only a couple of weeks in at this point, but already the Black Dahlia Murder will join I See Stars, Like Moths to Flames and Stick to Your Guns as some of the hardest rocking acts the festival has seen.

Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad says of their participation:

“We in the Black Dahlia Murder look forward to seeing you and your friend’s fancy haircuts this summer at the Van’s Warped Tour. I think it’s safe to say that all of us in TBDM have attended this tour at various points and have fond memories of this great American punk rock freak show. This time, we shall be the freaks … the sore thumb poking at your eyeball. We are proud to be the fastest, craziest, and most evil band that has ever played Warped Tour … hundreds of bands will enter, one band will leave. Us. We will emerge from the rubble like the giant cockroach men we are. See ya this summer… let’s get warped!!!”

The 2013 Vans Warped Tour gets under way June 15 in Auburn, Wash., and runs through an Aug. 4 finale in Houston, Texas.

2013 Vans Warped Tour Dates:

6/15 — Auburn, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre
6/16 — Portland, Ore. — Expo Center Parking Lot
6/19 — Chula Vista, Calif. — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/20-1 — Pomona, Calif. — Pomona Fairplex
6/22 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/23 — Ventura, Calif. — Ventura County Fairground at Seaside Park
6/26 — Las Cruces, N.M. — NMSU Practice Field
6/27 — Mesa, Ariz. — Quail Run Park
6/28 — Las Vegas, Nev. — TBA
6/29 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah State Fairpark
6/30 — Denver, Colo. — Sports Authority Field at Mile High
7/3 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
7/5 — Toronto, Ontario — The Flats – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/6 — Darien Center, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/7 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
7/9 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/10 — Columbia, Md. — Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/11 — Mansfield, Mass. — Comcast Center
7/12 — Camden, N.J. — Susquehanna Bank Center
7/13 — Uniondale, N.Y. — Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/14 — Hartford, Ct. — Comcast Theatre
7/16 — Scranton, Pa. — Toyota Pavilion
7/17 — Burgettstown, Pa. — First Niagara Pavilion
7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio — Blossom Music Center
7/19 — Auburn Hills, Mich. — The Palace
7/20 — Tinley Park, Ill. — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/21 — Shakopee, Minn. — Canterbury Park
7/23 — Kansas City, Kan. — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 — Maryland Heights. Mo. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/25 — Atlanta, Ga. — Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — Vinoy Park
7/27 — West Palm Beach, Fla. — Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/28 — Orlando, Fla. — TBA
7/29 — Charlotte, N.C. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/30 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
7/31 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Marcus Amphitheatre
8/2 — Dallas, Texas — Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/3 — San Antonio, Texas — AT&T Center
8/4 — Houston, Texas — Reliant Center Parking Lot

Next: Black Dahlia Murder Drummer Shannon Lucas Exits Band

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