Discounted Internet pre-sale tickets for all shows will be available forpurchase starting this Thursday, March 6 at 6:00 PM PST/9:00 PM EST. Thefirst 1,000 tickets purchased for each show via the Internet will receive acopy of the 2003 Vans Warped Tour double CD compilation on SideOneDummyRecords, featuring bands from this year’s tour.

Internet pre-sale tickets are only $23.74 which includes $19.99 for aticket, $3.50 for this year’s Warped Tour compilation cd and .25 cents fromeach ticket which will be contributed to Camp Pacific Heartland*. The VansWarped Tour has contracted with musictoday to deliver the tickets alongwith the CD at a discounted convenience fee to bring the ticket to you atthe lowest price ever for the tour. After the early bird special hasexpired, tickets will return to their regular price plus applicableTicketmaster charges.

In addition, if fans purchase Vans Warped Tour tickets online between March6 and March 12, they’ll automatically be entered to win a backstage passand a copy of the newly released Warped Book: Tales of Freedom andPsychotic Ambition (www.warpedbook.com). The ten lucky winners will benotified via email on March 20, 2003.

To purchase tickets, log onto www.warpedtourtickets.musictoday.com were youwill need a username and pasword to access the ticket page.The username is: getwarpedThe password is: VWT

Some of the bands already confirmed for this year’s summer trek which kicksoff June 19 in Boise and wraps August 10 in Asbury Park are: AFI, AndrewW.K., The Ataris, Dropkick Murphys, Face To Face, Finch, Glassjaw, LessThan Jake, Pennywise, Rancid, Simple Plan, Suicide Machines, Taking BackSunday and The Used. Many more bands, athletes and attractions will beannounced in the coming weeks.