TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 18th
Vans Warped Tour & Full Sail University are thrilled to present the Acoustic Basement Tour, which will hit the road this coming February. The tour will feature a handful of incredibly talented musicians: Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche), A Loss For Words, Koji, and Brian Marquis (Therefore I Am). Fans of the Vans Warped Tour are already familiar with the concept, as The Acoustic Basement made its debut this past summer on the tour, bringing a fresh and innovative area for acoustic music at the primarily punk and alternative festival. A limited number of VIP tickets for each date will go on sale December 18th through www.sounddrink.com. All other tickets will be available at www.acousticbasement.com .
After the breakup of his band, Therefore I Am, Acoustic Basement producer and performer Brian Marquis approached Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman with the idea of an acoustic stage in the fall of 2011. He hoped to find a new home for artists wanting to showcase their music in a more stripped down setting. The stage was a hit, garnering crowds of up to 1000 people at each date of the Vans Warped Tour. “I think people really connected with the stage on Warped because it offered a raw and honest performance experience. There were no amps or band to hide behind – it was just the artist and their song, their story,” says Marquis of the stage’s success this past summer.
Vans Warped Tour and Full Sail University both stand as the main sponsors and supporters of this tour, and are excited to see it stem out on its own this winter as it hits intimate venues throughout the east coast and mid west. The tour is slated to kick off in New York, NY on February 1st, and will culminate in Boston, MA, on February 23rd. Green Vans will also help to provide a van rental for the tour, which all of the artists will be traveling in.
More information on each of the Acoustic Basement artists can be seen below.
Acoustic Basement Tour Dates:
February 01, 2013 – New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
February 02, 2013 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
February 03, 2013 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
February 05, 2013 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
February 06, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
February 07, 2013 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
February 08, 2013 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room @ The Crofoot
February 09, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
February 10, 2013 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
February 12, 2013 – Nashville, TN – The End
February 13, 2013 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
February 14, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL – Phoenix Taproom
February 15, 2013 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
February 16, 2013 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
February 19, 2013 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
February 20, 2013 – Newark, DE – University of Delaware
February 21, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
February 23, 2013 – Boston, MA – TT The Bears