As announced yesterday, a certain rock, metal and pop-punk extravaganza will be making its return to the UK, later this year. The Vans Warped Tour 2012 will be touching down in London on 10th November at the capital's Alexandra Palace, featuring Lostprophets, Bring Me the Horizon, Bowling For Soup, Architects and more still to be announced. You can witness the Warped madness for just £40 for the entire day's entertainment.
But, it doesn't stop there because four bands from the above festival's line-up are heading out on the road as part of a pre- and post-event warm-up and rub-down. New Found Glory and Less Than Jake will be heading up the quartet of acts, with much-touted Man Overboard and The Story So Far in tow.
The Road to Warped Tour is the big regional build-up that gives rock fans a chance to see their heroes before they do battle in London. The first stop on the tour is Nottingham on 4th November, followed by Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Cardiff. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £20 - that's £5 a band!
For New Found Glory, this is another big headlining chance for them after being the main pull on the Kerrang! Relentless Tour earlier this year, as well as appearing on the Slam Dunk Festival roster in 2010. Their last album was 'Radiosurgery', issued last year. Ska-punksters Less Than Jake have, for now at least, dumped full-length albums for less-hassle EPs, the most recent being February's 'Season's Greetings From Less Than Jake'.