Contributed by DrewXFishy, Posted by Warped Tour

The Warped Tour has announced the first batch of bands for the 2012 edition on the ongoing tour, about to enter its 18th year. Organizers have confirmed Bayside, Chelsea Grin, Memphis May Fire, Sleeping with Sirens and The Silver Comet.

More bands are expected over the next weeks and months until the tour kick off in summer but the event has already begun selling tickets via the Holiday Gift Package which runs $45 and includes a compilation CD, early entry and a discounted price.