The Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary celebration finally has a couple of places to call home!
On Monday (Jan. 28), festival organizers unveiled the three venues where Vans Warped Tour will celebrate its quarter-century celebrations. The first stop of the celebratory tour will take place on June 8 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. A few weeks later, the rocking party will roll onto the sandy shore of Atlantic City Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 29 and 30.
A few weeks after that, the festivities will conclude with a two-day stint at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.
“With the [Vans Warped Tour] 25th Anniversary events, we want to bring the atmosphere of a classic Warped Tour show, but on a scale that our fans simply could not get with a national tour” explains founder Kevin Lyman about this year’s event.
“The bands, the special attractions, everything – we want to bring back elements that have made the Warped Tour, Warped Tour, over the past 25 years.”
This year’s event will feature over 50 bands performing on multiple stages, extreme sports ranging from skateboarding to motocross, and an exhibit of art which will honor the traveling rock show’s rich history.
Pre-sale tickets for the Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary celebration go on sale beginning Monday, Feb. 25. The full lineup will be unveiled a couple of days later on Friday, March 1, the same day as general tickets go on sale.
The news comes almost a year after Lyman made the announcement that the 2018 incarnation of the Van Warped Tour would be the last cross-country run for the traveling music festival.
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.