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Saosin Announced as Headliner For Vans Warped Tour 2009

Orange County quintet Saosin have announced plans to headline the Hurley stage during the 2009 Vans Warped tour which kicks off in Pomona, CA on June 26th (full schedule below). This will be the fourth year the band has played the festival, the first back in 2004 before they signed to Capitol Records or recorded their critically acclaimed 2006 self-titled debut album. California fans will have a chance to see Saosin live before Warped Tour when they play the Bamboozle Left festival on April 5th in Irvine, CA. June will be a busy month for Saosin as they will also release their new studio album.

"We've always been stoked to be a part of Warped Tour and can't wait to play songs from the new record for all the kids that come out this year," said frontman Cove Reber.

Saosin have become road warriors over the last few years, touring the world relentlessly since the release of their first EP, 2003's Translating the Name. They have played 3 Vans Warped tours, 3 Rockstar Taste of Chaos tours, 2007's Projekt Revolution tour plus multiple headlining treks and supporting outings with such bands as AFI, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Incubus, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and many others. They've played gigs in Australia, Japan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Bali and Singapore. In that time, they've released 2 EP's, their debut full-length and Come Close, a live CD/DVD set.

Before heading out on tour with the Underoath last fall, Saosin partnered with global youth brand Hurley to record demos in the Hurley Costa Mesa, CA studio and allowed fans to be a part of the process through a real-time, multi-camera audio/video feed streamed on hurley.com. The band laid down 18 tracks during the self-produced Hurley sessions. Three of the new songs plus acoustic versions of an older track were made available on The Grey EP which was sold during the Underoath tour and exclusively at hurley.com. In January, the band teamed up with producer Butch Walker (Sevendust, Fall Out Boy, Pink) to finish the album in a studio in Malibu, CA and once again, opened the sessions to fans with Hurley through real-time streams on hurley.com. The final album which fans have been eagerly awaiting is expected to be released in June.

Saosin tour dates on the Vans Warped Tour 2009:

6/26 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/27 - San Francisco, CA @ Fisherman's Wharf
6/28 - Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
6/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
7/1 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
7/2 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/3 - Houston, TX @ Sam Houston Race Park
7/5 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
7/7 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot
7/8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/9 - Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
7/10 - Mississauga, ON @ Arrow Hall
7/11 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
7/12 - Hartford, CT @ Dodge Music Center
7/14 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake P.A.C
7/16 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
7/17 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/18 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
7/19 - Englishtown, NJ @ Raceway Park
7/21 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
7/22 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Amphitheater
7/23 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Amphitheater
7/25 - Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
7/25 - Miami, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater
7/26 - Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
7/29 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
7/31 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
8/1 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/2 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
8/3 - St. Louis, MN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/4 - Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/6 - Calgary, AB @ Race City Speedway
8/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
8/9 - Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
8/12 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center
8/14 - Vancouver, BC @ Thunderbird Stadium
8/15 - Quincy, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
8/16 - Portland, OR @ Columbia Medows
8/19 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Arena
8/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Pier 30/32
8/21 - Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22 - San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheater
8/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Home Depot Center

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

Woooooooow, these guys moved up in the ranks faaast!!!

Now listening to: ...Human Error - Paria

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2. freddy lounds writes:

Must be a down year for the warp tour
Could be worse every time i die could be the headliner

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