The Ghost Inside are the first confirmed band to be playing Warped Tour 2017. Today's Vans Warped Tour live lineup announcement, which you can re-watch on our Facebook channel, concluded with the surprise announcement that the Ghost Inside will be playing the tour in 2017.

The band were originally slated to play this year, but as they continue to recover from their tragic bus accident last year, they are unable to make the 2016 run.

“When that accident happened, I said, ‘I will hold this spot until the day before Warped Tour started.’ I said ‘It’s your spot,’” founder Kevin Lyman said during the live artists announcement stream.

“I’ve never announced a band for a tour a year and a half ahead. Ghost Inside will be on the 2017 Warped Tour.”

He also announced Warped Tour’s charitable organization Unite The United will be hosting an auction, which kicks off May 19, with Warped band memorabilia and experiences to raise money for the Ghost Inside.