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MATT TOKA CONFIRMED FOR VANS WARPED TOUR AND VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 ® KICK- OFF PARTY

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MATT TOKA CONFIRMED FOR VANS WARPED TOUR  AND  VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 ® KICK- OFF PARTY

 

VANS WARPED TOUR 2012 ®  KICK-OFF PARTY, ‘NO ROOM FOR ROCKSTARS’ FILM SCREENING,LIVE CONCERT & PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR
THURSDAY, MARCH 29 AT CLUB NOKIA (LA LIVE)  IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 

VANS WARPED TOUR 2012  OFFICIAL TICKET PRE-SALE  

SET FOR MARCH 30, GENERAL ON-SALE BEGINS SATURDAY, APRIL 7

   

February 22, 2012 (Burbank, CA.)  — VANS WARPED TOUR ®  is set to launch the  18th  annual nationwide  tour on  June 16  in  Salt Lake City,  UT  and it  will cross  41 cities  throughout the U.S. and Canada, wrapping-up  August 5  in  Portland, OR.   Visit  www.vanswarpedtour.com  for dates. The tour has announced their  annual kick-off party  will return to  downtown Los Angeles  this year. The launch festivities will take place  Thursday, March 29  at  Club Nokia  and feature  live performances  from an  eclectic array of artists  including rockers  Falling In Reverse–who are already garnering major airplay from KROQ (LA)-and  pop/punk  artist  Matt Toka, as well as a special  record release celebration  and  performance  by  Dead Sara,  followed by  two iconic surprise guests,  to be revealed the night of the show. Kick-off party attendees will also be treated to a special screening of the  documentary film  titled  No Room For Rockstars  (from  Stacy Peralta  and the  producers of  Dogtown & Z-boys) before the party and concert begins. The live music will be kicked off by a set from  Forever Came Calling, the group featured in the documentary, which will be available on  iTunes April 2  and on  DVD May  15. Visit  www.noroomforrockstars.com  for more info. Tickets for the  annual kick off  party and concert  will go fast at the fan-friendly price of $12.00, which includes the film premiere. Tickets are on-sale NOW (Saturday, February 18):  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00484DEACB6A9D

 

Matt Toka, a native of Youngstown, OH, has been generating a buzz for his punky/poppy melodic songs that reflect a brutally honest lyrical perspective fueled by his personal classic, all-American dysfunctional family experience.

 

Apart from the aforementioned single tracks, his YouTube videos have virally spread like brushfire. Videos for  “666”  and  “Ode to My Family”,  have rallied an ever-growing peer audience along with his own homemade clips which are equally compelling.   His aggressive, punk-inspired cover of Adele’s  “Someone Like You,”  his take on Coldplay’s  “Paradise,”  and a newly filmed frantic live version of  “Say10  have racked up views in excess of 300,000 and counting in 2012 alone.

Inspired by the storytelling of Bob Dylan, Noel Gallagher, and Billie Joe Armstrong, Toka locked himself in his one-room studio apartment to write the songs on his upcoming debut album, which he is currently recording with his idol, producer Rob Cavallo. Toka is the perfect act for the Vans warped tour:

“Matt Toka engages the crowd like a caged animal, pacing from either side of the stage, ensuring that his message is heard loud and clear,”  wrote SoCalMusic.com of one of Toka’s club shows.   Matt is stoked to be on the tour this summer and wants fans to know:  “I can’t wait to rape the ears off America’s youth this summer   on the Van’s warped tour. See you out there!”

 

Since December, the  VANS WARPED TOUR  has been revealing artists playing the 2012 tour every Wednesday on  www.vanswarpedtour.com, gradually building to the  main stage headlining  line-up announcement, which will begin on  March 14. As of today,  57 bands  have been revealed so far; see the current band list and tour dates at:  www.vanswarpedtour.com. Tickets for  VANS WARPED TOUR 2012  will officially go on-sale via a pre-sale beginning  Friday, March 30. The general on-sale will begin  April 7;  click here to pre-register:  http://media.musictoday.com/ticketing/WarpedTour/splash.html.
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