Vans Warped Tour 25th anniversary event venues confirmed


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.


Vans Warped Tour to return for limited run in 2019


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.

Final Vans Warped Tour lineup unveiled


As Vans Warped Tour concertgoers get ready to say good-bye to the annual traveling music festival, there was still one thing they did not have; the lineup. On Thursday (March 1), festival organizers gave fans exactly what they have been waiting months for.

The complete lineup for the final incarnation can be seen below.

In a Twitter post earlier in the day, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman revealed that the main lineup does not mean that other bands will not be getting in on the action. On the contrary, Lyman advised fans to keep an eye out because more bands will be announced between now and then.

“Keep checking in, special guests will be announced on a regular basis and some might show up at your local show,” Lyman wrote on the social media platform.

Prior to the lineup announcement, festival organizers had confirmed the tour dates, locations, and venue, even adding a couple of extra stops along the way. The complete list of tour stops can be found here.

General ticket sales for the final Warped Tour excursion will go on sale beginning next Thursday, March 8. Earlier this week, the music festival was offering early bird tickets with a limit of 500 tickets per city. In a not-so-surprising move, all the early bird tickets were sold out within the hour.

Warped Tour was also offering two different bundles for fans to pick from; the Forever Warped Bundle and the Best Day Ever bundle. Currently, all the Forever Warped Bundles are sold out while there is a limited quantity of the Best Day Ever Bundle.

Vans Warped Tour reveals 2017 lineup

After months of waiting, the lineup for the 2017 incarnation of the Vans Warped Tour has been announced. On Wednesday (March 22), the annual summertime traveling music festival unleashed its lineup which, as always, was met with a lot of mixed reactions. Some potential attendees have labeled it the “best lineup ever” (excuse us, have you see the lineup from 2004 or 2005 ?) while others have said that it might be the worst lineup ever. No matter what your outlook on the lineup is, we can all agree that there is a little for everyone who may attend.

This year’s lineup will include a combination of older/Warped veteran bands as well as some up-and-coming artists. Goldfinger, Anti-Flag, Hawthorne Heights, Save Ferris, Silverstein, American Authors, Bowling for Soup, Streetlight Manifesto, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, GWAR, Blessthefall, Too Close to Touch, Nevershoutnever, New Year’s Day, Neck Deep, and many, many more are set to hit the road this summer. Tickets for all the show are currently available on the Warped Tour’s website here. The complete lineup for Warped Tour 2017 can be seen below while the complete itinerary for the summer punk-rock summer camp can be seen here.

Sadly, it appears as if there will be one massive change to this year’s tour; free parental tickets will no longer be offered. For the past 21 years, the music festival has provided free tickets for parents who do not trust their kids to go to the show alone, so long as the kid has a purchased ticket. In a press statement, festival organizers revealed that in hopes of going back to their “counter-culture roots” and booking a more “balanced lineup including many legacy acts” they will no longer need to offer free parent tickets; hopefully, the parents would want to come see the acts.


Attila (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
CKY (6/16-8/6)
Bowling for Soup (6/27-7/2, 7/26, 7/27, 7/29, 7/30)
Futuristic (6/16-6/23, 6/25-8/6)
Hawthorne Heights (6/16-8/6)
Never Shout Never (6/27-7/7)
I Prevail (6/16 – 8/6)
Julie Vera (6/16-8/6)
Watsky (6/17-7/14, 7/16-7/18, 7/20-7/21, 7/23-8/6)
New Years Day (6/16-8/6)
Sammy Adams (6/16-7/28, 8/1-8/6)

American Authors (6/16-7/19, 7/21-8/6)
Andy Black (6/16-8/6)
Beartooth (6/28-8/6)
Dance Gavin Dance (6/16-8/6)
Goldfinger (6/16-6/17, 8/4-8/6)
Hands Like Houses (6/16-8/6)
Memphis May Fire (6/16-8/6)
Neck Deep (6/16-8/6)
Our Last Night (6/16-8/6)
Streetlight Manifesto (6/24)
Save Ferris (6/21-8/1, 8/5)

The Acacia Strain (6/16-8/6)
Being as an Ocean (6/16-8/6)
Candiria (6/21-8/6)
Counterparts (6/16-8/6)
Fit for a King (6/16-8/6)
Hatebreed (6/21-8/6)
Silent Planet (6/16-8/6)
Stick to Your Guns (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
Sylar (6/16-8/6)

After the Burial (6/16-8/6)
Blessthefall (6/16-8/6)
Carnifex (6/16-8/6)
Emmure (6/16-8/6)
GWAR (6/16-8/6)
Hundredth (6/16-8/6)
Silverstein (6/16-8/6)
Sworn In (6/16-8/6)
Too Close to Touch (6/16-8/6)

Alestorm (6/21-8/6)
Bad See Rising (6/16-7/4)
Barb Wire Dolls (6/16-8/6)
Big D and the Kids Table (7/6-7/16)
Microwave (6/16-8/6)
Riverboat Gamblers (7/29 & 7/30)
Sonic Boom Six (6/16-8/6)
Stacked Like Pancakes (7/16-8/6)
Street Dogs (7/6-7/16)
Twilight Creeps (8/4-8/6)
War on Women (6/16-8/6)
The White Noise (6/16-8/6)
William Control (6/16-8/6)

The Adolescents (6/16-8/6)
The Alarm (7/7-7/16, 8/4-8/6)
Anti-Flag (6/27-7/24)
The Ataris (6/16-8/1)
Bad Cop / Bad Cop (6/16-8/6)
The Dickies (6/16-6/22, 6/24 & 6/25)
Doll Skin (6/16-6/25)
Fire From the Gods (6/16-8/6)
Municipal Waste (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
Sick of It All (6/21-8/6)
Strung Out (6/16-7/11, 8/4-8/6)
Suicide Machines (7/18-7/21)
TSOL (7/22-8/6)
Valient Thorr (6/16-8/6)

Bad Omens (7/4-7/24)
Boston Manor (6/16-8/6)
Carousel Kings (6/16-7/5)
Courage My Love (6/16-8/6)
Creeper (6/16-8/6)
The Fantastic Plastics (6/16-7/2)
Farewell Winters (6/16-8/6)
Feeki (6/16-8/6)
The Gospel Youth (6/16-8/6)
Knocked Loose (6/16-8/6)
Movements (6/16-8/6)
Naked Walrus (6/23 & 6/24)
One Last Shot (7/7-7/10)
Playboy ManBaby (6/22-8/6)
Shattered Sun (7/26-8/6)
Separations (7/6-7/24)
Tillie (7/26-8/6)
Trophy Eyes (6/16-8/6)

Mayday Parade, The Juliana Theory, Story of the Year added to Warped Rewind at Sea

Back in December, the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea was announced. The music-centric cruise would take all the good aspects of the annual punk rock music festival known as the Vans Warped Tour and place it on a boat instead of a hot parking lot. During the announcement, it was also revealed that 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Cartel, Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, and the Starting Line would all perform during the four-night excursion. At the time, Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman had promised that many more artists would be revealed at a later time.

On Thursday (Jan. 19), more Warped Tour veterans were added to the lineup. Mayday Parade, Story of the Year, Face to Face, The Juliana Theory, and Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie would also be hitting the high seas at the end of October/beginning of November.

The announcement was officially made on the music cruise’s social media accounts. “Let’s go! Story of the Year, Mayday Parade, The Juliana Theory, Face to Face, Aaron Gillespie, and the Emo Band are joining the party,” says the high-sea music festival’s Twitter accompanied by a short clip announcing the additions.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more. Tickets for Warped Rewind at Sea are currently available on the event’s website here.

Vans Warped Tour 2017 route and dates announced

A week after announcing that the Vans Warped Tour would hit the high seas in late 2017, the people behind the annual traveling music festival have returned with more news. On Tuesday (Dec. 13), the official tour dates and cities for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour were announced. After teasing on social media last week, post-Warped Rewind at Sea, the routing for 2017 has been confirmed.

The 2017 incarnation of the punk-rock summer camp will kick off on June 16 in Seattle. After almost two months on the road, the tour will make its way back to the west coast to wrap up on Aug. 6 in Los Angeles. Sadly, this year’s itinerary does not include a single Canadian stop.

According to reports, tickets will go on sale in March with the lineup announcement being made short after that. Currently, there is no further information on how the lineup will be unveiled. Past years, festival organizers made the announcement in weekly increments titled “Warped Wednesdays.” Last year, they shook things up by hosting a live webcast from Full Sail University in Orlando where the full list of performers were announced. During the live webcast, several bands also performed.

For now, check out the complete tour routing below.

06/16 – Seattle, Wash. – CenturyLink Field
06/17 – Salem, Ore. – Oregon State Fairgrounds
06/21 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Balloon Fiesta Park
06/22 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Fear Farm Festival Grounds
06/23 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
06/24 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Utah State Fair
06/25 – Denver, Colo. – Pepsi Center
06/27 – Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee State Fair
06/28 – Metairie, La. – Shrine On Airline
06/29 – Atlanta, Ga. – Lakewood Amphitheatre
06/30 – Orlando, Fla. – Tinker Field
07/01 – St. Petersburg, Fla. – Vinoy Waterfront Park
07/02 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
07/04 – Wilmington, N.C. – Legion Stadium
07/06 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion
07/07 – Camden, N.J. – BB&T Pavilion
07/08 – Wantagh, N.Y. – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
07/09 – Hartford, Conn. – XFINITY Theatre
07/10 – Scranton, Pa. – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
07/11 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/12 – Mansfield, Mass. – XFINITY Center
07/13 – Darien Center, N.Y. – Darien Lakes Amphitheater
07/14 – Burgettstown, Pa. – KeyBank Pavilion
07/15 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/16 – Columbia, Md. – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Noblesville, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
07/21 – Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Palace Of Auburn Hills
07/22 – Tinley Park, Ill. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/23 – Shakopee, Minn. – Canterbury Park
07/24 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Marcus Amphitheater
07/26 – Maryland Heights, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/27 – Bonner Springs, Kansas – Providence Amphitheater
07/28 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/29 – San Antonio, Texas – AT&T Center
07/30 – Houston, Texas – NRG Park
08/01 – Las Cruces, N.M. – New Mexico State Intramural Field
08/04 – Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/05 – San Diego, Calif. – Qualcomm Stadium
08/06 – Pomona, Calif. – Pomona Fairplex


Vans Warped Tour 2016 acts unveiled


After a potential leak happened over the weekend, the lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour has finally been unveiled. On Tuesday (March 22), Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman, head over the Full Sail University with a couple of acts and a long list of performers up his sleeve. Beginning at 6 p.m. EST, the traveling rock show’s head honcho, with the assistance of the students at the university, unveiled the list of performers who will be hitting the road this summer for the 2016 incarnation of the traveling music festival.

The list of artists, the dates they will be at Warped Tour, and the stages they will be performing at can be seen below.



3OH!3 (July 21-31)
Mayday Parade
Pepper (June 24-29 / July 01-22)
Real Friends
Sleeping With Sirens
State Champs
The Maine
The Story So Far
Tonight Alive

I See Stars
Knuckle Puck
Masked Intruder
PROE (July 26 – August 13)
The Heirs
The Interrupters
Young Guns

Against The Current
Assuming We Survive
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Ghost Town
Teenage Bottlerocket
Too Close To Touch

Avion Roe (June 24 – July 21)
Bad Seed Rising (June 24 – July 27)
Cane Hill
Capsize (July 17 – August 13)
Dash Ten
Hail The Sun (June 24 – July 16)
Like Pacific
More To Monroe (July 28 – August 13)
Mother Feather
Old Wounds
Palaye Royale
Reckless Serenade
Safe To Say
Silent Planet (June 24 – July 17)
The New Low (July 19 – August 13)
Wage War
With Confidence

Atreyu (July 19 – August 07)
Bullet For My Valentine (July 19-22)
Chelsea Grin
Crown The Empire
Cruel Hand
Every Time I Die
From Ashes To New
Ice Nine Kills
In Hearts Wake
Motionless In White
Oceans Ate Alaska
The Color Morale
The Word Alive
Veil Of Maya
Volumes (June 24 – July 17)

Four Year Strong
New Found Glory
Set It Off
Sum 41 (June 26 – August 07)
Falling In Reverse
Good Charlotte (July 19-28)
Less Than Jake
Reel Big Fish
The Summer Set (July 30 – August 13)
We The Kings

Charities for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.

Action For Animals
Can You Hear Me
Feed Our Children Now
Hope For The Day
Keep A Breast
Non Toxic Revolution
Music Saves Lives
Music Cares
Support Tattoos And Piercings In The Workplace
To Write Love On Her Arms

But, if that wasn’t enough, Lyman has also announced that they will be hosting a charity auction for The Ghost Inside which will begin on May 19. TGI has also been confirmed to perform at the 2017 incarnation of the tour. We look forward to that!

Vans Warped Tour to Change Method of Artists Reveal

If you’ve ever been one of those people who looks forward to the weekly reveal of artists for the Vans Warped Tour, then things are about to change. This year, it appears that the full lineup for the 2016 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will be announced all at once. On Tuesday (March 1) the announcement was made that gone are the days of “Warped Wednesday,” which will now be replaced by one big announcement due to take place at media university, Full Sail.

The big announcement is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 22. When asked why he teamed up with Full sail University to make the announcement, Warped Tour head honcho, Kevin Lyman had the following to say: “Last year when I visited Full Sail, I was blown away by their facilities. To be able to use them for our artist announcement webcast is a perfect way to start our 2016 partnership.”

“Since 2012, Full Sail’s relationship with the Vans Warped Tour has led to numerous internship opportunities for our graduates in roles ranging from live audio production to content reporters throughout the multi-city concert tour,” said Full Sail University’s VP of Alumni Relations/Event Producer, Jay Noble. “We are honored to host the 2016 Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announcement event on our campus at Full Sail Live, and look forward to more incredible experiences at the Warped Tour this summer.”

In addition to the announcement, which will come via a webcast from Full Sail University, selected artists that will perform on the Vans Warped Tour will perform during the live webcast. Tickets for the traveling rock show will go on sale at 10 am on its website.But, if you happen to be anywhere near Full Sail University, there is a chance for you to see the webcast in person. As of now, there are a limited amount of free tickets available to catch the event live.

Vans Warped Tour Announces 2016 Route


The 2015 Vans Warped Tour may have called it a year a few months back, but now, like promised the people behind the traveling rock show have unveiled their 2016 routing. On Monday (Dec. 14), the complete routing for the 2016 incarnation of the traveling festival was unveiled. In a surprising twist, the schedule for 2016 does not have a single Canadian tour stop unlike past years when Toronto was the sole Canadian stop.

This year also marks the first time the tour will visit Syracuse, NY and also the first time in over a decade that the traveling rock show’s stop in South Florida (West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, and/or Miami) is not on a Saturday. It’s also interesting to point out how the tour will begin in Texas as opposed to all the other times when it begins and ends in California. In a nutshell, the touring route seems to be a hot mess.

Check out the newly released routing for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour below, though the venues have yet to be announced.


June 24 – Dallas, TX
June 25 – San Antonio, TX
June 26 – Houston, TX
June 27 – New Orleans, LA
June 29 – Nashville, TN
June 30 – Atlanta, GA
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL
July 2 – Orlando, FL
July 3 – West Palm Beach, FL
July 5 – Charlotte, NC
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA
July 7 – Syracuse, NY
July 8 – Camden, NJ
July 9 – Wantagh, NY
July 10 – Hartford, CT
July 11 – Scranton, PA
July 13 – Mansfield, MA
July 14 – Darien Center, NY
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA
July 16 – Columbia, MD
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH
July 22 – Detroit, MI
July 23 – Chicago, IL
July 24 – Shakopee, MN
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI
July 27 – St. Louis, MO
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 – Denver, CO
Aug. 2 – Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 3 – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA
Aug. 9 – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR

Lineup announcements and tickets sales will reportedly happen in March 2016.

Warped Tour Founder Speaks About Possible Age Restriction

The 2015 Vans Warped Tour will forever be known as the year that sexual allegations and harassment claims marred its reputation. For years, the worst things that had been said about the traveling rock show was how the lineup “sucks” and how all the bands “blow.” This year, things took a turn for the worse with all the allegations surfacing on the internet since before the tour even officially began.

Now that this year’s disgraced incarnation of the tour has come to an end, founder Kevin Lyman has spoken out about one main suggestion he might put into effect in order to secure the safety of future concert-goers.

In an interview with The Stranger, Seattle’s “only newspaper,” Lyman revealed a plan to put an age restriction on the tour.

“Next year we’re going to have no kids on the tour,” he explained to the publication. “It’s going to be really tough if you want to be on this tour and are 21 and under. Whether it’s the artist, crew… anyone.”

At first glance it would appear that Lyman meant that there will be an age restriction for those who want to go to the shows alongside the artists and crew. The tour founder later cleared his statement on Twitter by telling those concerned that the age restriction would only be for the bands and crew members working the tour.

The massive clean up comes on the heels of a lot of backlash Lyman got from how he dealt with all the sexual allegations from those involved with the tour.

The worse offense being when he allowed Front Porch Step aka Jake McElfresh to perform at the Acoustic Basement tent in Nashville. The singer has been pulled from the lineup following allegations of sexual harassment against underage girls. But for those attending the Nashville date, they were surprise and shocked when, without any notice, McElfresh was added to the stage lineup.

To say no one was amused by the turn of events was an understatement; artists scheduled to perform on that stage that day dropped off almost immediately and took to Twitter and other forms of social media to get the word out.

Back in May, another Warped Tour-bound band, Set It Off announced that they had kicked out their bassist after finding out that he had been making sexual innuendos around female fans, inappropriately touched others, and sent weird messages online to females.

Then, there was YouTuber Austin Jones who was kicked off the tour for allegedly asking girls to send him videos of themselves twerking because it would “make him happy.” He also lied about his age at the time. Jones’ antics almost resulted in all the YouTubers being kicked off the tour completely, but Lyman quickly revealed he acted irrationally and allowed all but Jones back on the  tour. (Personal note: the tour could have done without them.)

But if those cases weren’t enough, a couple of weeks before the tour concluded, another 2015 Warped Tour band, Slaves was kicked off the tour when it was reported that frontman Jonny Craig had harassed the band’s merchandise worker while drunk. Immediately after it was reported, there was a town hall meeting scheduled and Slaves was kicked off the tour. Soon after the incident, they were dropped by their booking agency and all their 2015 tour dates were suspended.

While we have no suggestions as to how this can all be remedied, it will be interesting to see how Warped Tour 2016 will try to avoid all the bad press and missteps it has encountered this past summer. Even though we have been going to these shows since we were 15 years old, it might be a good idea to put an age restriction on it (see Ultra Music Festival).

From experience, 15-year-olds are not exactly known for thinking straight when the lead singer of their favorite band is right there and some scuzzy guy is offering to let you meet them for “a price.” But that’s just our perspective on the matter.