Vans Warped Tour Holiday Package Promo.

In a clever move to promote pre-ticket sales for next summer’s most beloved music festivals among America%uFFFDs youth culture, the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem have created cool Holiday Gift Packages on sale from November 24-December 10th. In addition, both tours have announced their tour dates for next summer, which means the frenzy has begun among loyal fans regarding heading to the festivals and speculation about the band line-up (to start being announced for Warped on December 8, 2010).

First, the Vans Warped Tour Holiday Gift Package for $45 includes a festival ticket, Warped Tour “Commemorative Collectible Holiday Ornament,” early entrance to the show chosen, Warped Tour crew socks, and some other Warped merch.

Rockstar Mayhem Holiday Package Promo.

The Rockstar Mayhem package for $45 offers up the same thing for lawn seats, and a Mayhem beanie instead of tour crew socks. The $85 package offers non-lawn seats. Bands for the Mayhem line-up will begin being announced January 26, 2011.

The holiday packages are good ideas for many reasons, including launching the stoke for the tours earlier than usual and getting a head-start on combating the cannibalism of so many musicians on tour in general, and limited ticket sales, which took its toll on the music industry and many tours (i.e. Lilith Fair). With the Vans Warped Tour, the coveted band line-up is always quite telling about what new and up-and-coming bands are on the radar, mixed with retro comebacks, creating new fans and trends for 2011. With Rockstar Mayhem, the band line-up announcement provides a glimpse at the metal-side of music (often including a reunion band or two) and associated lifestyles.

VANS WARPED TOUR 2011 routing is as follows:

Fri 6/24 Dallas, TX Center
Sat 6/25 Houston, TX The Showgrounds at Sam Houston
Sun 6/26 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Wed 6/29 Las Cruces, NM N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Thu 6/30 Las Vegas, NV TBD
Fri 7/1 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
Sat 7/2 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
Sun 7/3 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed 7/6 Kansas City, MO (Bonner Springs) Sandstone Amphitheatre
Thu 7/7 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/8 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat 7/9 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Sun 7/10 Minneapolis, MN Canterbury Park
Tue 7/12 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake PAC
Wed 7/13 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Thu 7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Fri 7/15 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall
Sat 7/16 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/17 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Tue 7/19 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Ampitheatre
Wed 7/20 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Thu 7/21 Philadelphia, PA (Camden) Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri 7/22 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 7/23 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/24 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue 7/26 Washington, D.C. Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/27 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 7/28 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
Fri 7/29 Orlando, FL Firestone Ampitheatre
Sat 7/30 Miami, FL Cruzan Ampitheatre
Sun 7/31 Tampa, FL (Saint Petersburg) Vinoy Park
Mon 8/1 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Ampitheatre
Tue 8/2 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/3 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 8/5 Denver, CO Invesco Field
Sat 8/6 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 8/7 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Tue 8/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Ampitheatre
Wed 8/10 Los Angeles, CA TBD
Thu 8/11 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Fri 8/12 Boise, ID Idaho Center Ampitheatre
Sat 8/13 Seattle, WA Gorge Ampitheatre
Sun 8/14 Portland, OR Washington County Fairgrounds

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM festival dates are as follows:

Sat 7/9 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
Sun 7/10 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 7/12 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
Wed 7/13 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Fri 7/15 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 7/16 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Sun 7/17 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Tue 7/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wed 7/20 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri 7/22 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Sat 7/23 Montreal, QUE Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/24 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
Wed 7/27 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Fri 7/29 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 7/30 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Sun 7/31 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tue 8/2 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Wed 8/3 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Fri 8/5 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sat 8/6 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 8/7 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Tue 8/9 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed 8/10 Dallas, TX Center
Fri 8/12 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat 8/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Sun 8/14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater