Vans Warped Tour And Full Sail University Present The Acoustic Basement Tour

posted December 13, 2012

Vans Warped Tour And Full Sail University Present The Acoustic Basement Tour

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 All other tickets will be available at

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.

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