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Top National Alt Music & Extreme Sports Festival to Play The Park on Friday, July 3, 2009


HOUSTON (April 14, 2009)—The 15th Anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour ( will return to Sam Houston Race Park ( on Friday, July 3, 2009.  The day-long music and extreme sports festival, one of the top national tours in the nation, will be held in the West Lot of The Park.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. and are available online at

Vans Warped Tour, which was one of the most popular and heavily attended live music events at The Park in 2008, features multiple stages with music from up-and-coming new acts, signed & unsigned, as well as some of today’s established rock, pop and metal bands.  The tour will also include performances from local bands who are vying for a shot on the side stage as the tour moves to the next city.   

The 15th Anniversary line up will feature performances from: 3OH!3, Less Than Jake, Underoath, Bad Religion, Thrice, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ataris, Saosin, Dance Gavin Dance, Senses Fail, InnerPartySystem, Shooter Jennings and more!

In addition, the festival will showcase extreme skating and other sports exhibitions, from biking to rollerblading and more, plus a variety of vendor booths featuring the latest clothing trends and designs from video and online game stations to downloadable music outlets and artist information.  The event also includes autograph booths with chances to meet some of the tour’s newest names as well as national recording artists.
Vans Warped Tour includes a rotating line-up with artists drawing for time slots daily so be sure to come out early as the day’s line up will be revealed on the ledger board when gates open!  Be sure to visit for the latest updates, blogs and details about artists coming to Sam Houston Race Park!
Tickets for Vans Warped Tour are $32.98 in advance; $40.00 day of show . All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Additional service fees are added to all purchases.  Tickets are available online at or by phone at 800-211-3381.  Tickets will also be available on April 17 at 10 a.m. at The Park’s box office located at the North Gate entrance.  For groups of 10 or more, please call 281-807-8750.

Live Nation is the future of the music business.  With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.”   Additional information about the company can be found at under the “About Us” section.

The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s favorite outdoor entertainment venue featuring performances from national recording artists across all genres of music, as well as high-profile festivals and special events.  The all-ages venue hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Alt Rock concert events throughout the year.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit or call 800-211-3381.

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