Vans Warped Tour announces athletes line upon October 25th, 2013
Along with the tunes, Vans Warped Tour has always been known for its skate / BMX demos. Set to show off as the tour does the dash around the country, the skate line up includes Steve Caballero, Renton Millar, Omar Hassan, Neal Hendrix, Pedro Barros, Vi Kakinho and Murilo Peres. Repping the BMX will be Dennis McCoy and Coco Zurita. Tickets are of course on sale now for the tour which begins in just over a month’s time. Expand this post for the full athlete announcement.
WARPED TOUR ATHLETES ANNOUNCED!
With the mercury rising, the line-up for ‘The Best Day Ever’ continues to sizzle.
VANS WARPED TOUR 2013 is psyched to announce some of the worlds very best Skateboarders and BMX Riders will be bringing the thrills and spills to the Vans Warped Tour 2013!
STEVE CABALLERO / RENTON MILLAR / OMAR HASSAN / NEAL HENDRIX / PEDRO BARROS / VI KAKINHO / MURILO PERES / DENNIS McCOY / COCO ZURITA
“A couple of my favourite skate trips of all time were when we did Warped Tour in Australia in the 90’s, so I’m stoked to get some of the guys together that did it back then, add some new guys and do it again. Perfect timing also, as soon as the weather turns colder in the States we can head to Oz and get another taste of summer“- Neal Hendrix
In true “Off The Wall” style, along with the trucks and tents making their way around the county, you’ll find a Vert or Mini-Ramp at each stop, where some world class skaters will be hitting it hard to impress the crowds. Alongside skateboarding legend STEVE CABALLERO (who appeared in perhaps the most famous skate video of all time, ‘The Search for Animal Chin’, and the man responsible for tricks including the Caballerial and the front side board slide) will be Australia’s own RENTON MILLAR . Renton’s forte on the vert ramp entails much flipping of the board with very little in the way of reaching down to grab it, as evidenced by his kick flipping into and shove-iting out of the very same nose grind.
“I can’t wait for the VANS WARPED TOUR. It’s a great group of riders and bands. We are heading to great spots, and I think Australia is looking forward to it!”
– Renton Miller
California’s resident Black Label Skateboards Pro, OMAR HASSAN has been rocking the side stripe for 25 years and in those two and half decades he’s managed to see every inch of the globe and shred every type of terrain put in front of him. Joining the crew will be none other than NEAL HENDRIX ! One of the most traveled skateboarders in history: Moscow, Shanghai, Rio, Zanzibar, Neal has skated them all! 17 year old PEDRO BARROS will be bringing his skate madness with runs including his incomprehensible paddles back to back 540s in the middle of flawless runs in cement bowls. Two of the youngest skaters on the scene will be 12 year old VI KAKINHO and 14 year old MURILO PERES.
YOU CAN CHECK THEM OUT HERE
Murilo Peres video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnhsOsFsSxk
Vi Kakinho video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuIWHcDwDo
What’s more, the likes of DENNIS McCOY (the only BMX athlete to have competed at every X Games,) and the completely unique COCO ZURITA will be representing the best of BMX, as they take to the ramps of the VANS WARPED TOUR!
THE OFFSPRING / PARKWAY DRIVE / SIMPLE PLAN / MILLENCOLIN / THE AMITY AFFLICTION / NEW FOUND GLORY / THE USED / REEL BIG FISH / HATEBREED / TONIGHT ALIVE / THE SUMMER SET / KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES / WE CAME AS ROMANS / MAN OVERBOARD / CONFESSION / CROWN THE EMPIRE / THE DANGEROUS SUMMER / FOR ALL THOSE SLEEPING / VEARA / ANARBOR / HANDS LIKE HOUSES / MALLORY KNOX / BURIED IN VERONA / RDGLDGRN / HAND OF MERCY
STEVE CABALLERO / RENTON MILLAR / OMAR HASSAN / NEAL HENDRIX / PEDRO BARROS /
VI KAKINHO / MURILO PERES
DENNIS McCOY / COCO ZURITA
Tickets on sale: Via Oztix
Friday, 29th November – Brisbane, RNA Showgrounds
Saturday, 30th November – Coffs Harbour, Showground
Sunday, 1st December – Sydney, Barangaroo
Friday, 6th December – Canberra, Exhibition Park
Saturday, 7th December – Melbourne, Birrarung Marr
Sunday, 8th December – Adelaide, Ellis Park
VANS WARPED TOUR®– is the well-established premier music and lifestyle festival tour of the American summer. A music lover’s playground, the VANS WARPED TOUR has been breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned touring festival will be bringing the “Best Day Ever” to fans across AUSTRALIA in November and December 2013.