Remember last year when Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman announced that the traveling music festival would cease to travel across the continent after its 2018 incarnation? Well, it looks like that may have been somewhat false. On Monday (Dec. 17), Lyman announced that the 25th anniversary of the punk rock music fest will hit the road once again in 2019, but for a very short trek.
The quarter century celebration will reportedly take place over the course of five days throughout the months of June and July. The only city that has been confirmed is Cleveland which will take place on June 8. The dates for the east coast shows will happen towards the end of June while the west coast days will take place in mid-July.
The cities and venues for the shows will be revealed on Jan. 28, 2019 while both ticket sales and lineup details will be unveiled in early-March.
According to the festival’s mastermind, he made the announcement so that those who would want to attend could put in their vacation requests well ahead of time.
“Plans are coming together for Vans Warped Tour 25th. Only thing I can say for now since many need to hold vacations dates are June 8 Cleveland, June 29-30 eastcoast, July 20-21 westcoast.”
Lyman’s summer 2019 plans come months after the Vans Warped Tour officially bowed out at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The long-running music festival ended its run in the most punk rock way with Pennywise performing “Bro Hymn” with a slew of fellow Warped Tour bands before saying good-bye to its dedicated and genre-spanning fans.
Upon closing out the music festival’s run, organizers unveiled a lot of interesting tidbits including that they sold over 11.5 million tickets, drove well over 300,000 miles in the span of 24 years, that more than 1,000 bands took the stage during the course of the festival, and that there are countless memories in its lengthy history book.