Warped 2010 Dates

Christmas came early this week for fans of the Vans Warped Tour as 2010 dates are revealed.

Although bands will not be announced until Dec. 18, the tour’s Web site does state the tour is cutting back a week because of back-to-school schedules.

First date is on the West Coast June 24 at Chula Vista’s (San Diego) Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre; followed by the Pomona Fairplex June 25 and Mountain View’s (San Francisco Bay Area) Shoreline Amphitheatre June 26.

Cities on the schedule include Phoenix (June 29); San Antonio (July 1); Houston (July 2); Maryland Heights (St. Louis) (July 5); Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) (July 7); Cleveland (July 8); Toronto (July 9); Montreal (July 10); Camden (July 16); Orlando (July 25) and Denver (Aug. 8).

Other cities on the schedule include Charlotte, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Virginia Beach and pretty much all the markets you’d expect a festival of this size to play.

Last stop is Hillsboro, Ore., at Washington County Fairgrounds Aug. 15.