The legendary Vans Warped Tour has announced a 2018 tour as its final run stating that “All Things Must Come to an End.” The founder of the tour, Kevin Lyman had this to say:
“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour. Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.
In 1995, I had already worked many years in the music business, including spending four summers on the Lollapalooza tour, and I thought, ‘for one summer I would like go out and put on my own show’ mixing music and action sports. With the support of so many people, I have now spent the last 23 summers bringing that show to a city near you. We have brought that show to over 11 million people around the world and watched that same world change while doing so.
I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world. Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point.”
Read Lyman’s full statement at the official site for Vans Warped Tour.
There are so many bands that started out on the Warped Tour stage throughout the years. From bands like Sublime, No Doubt, Social Distortion, and Bad Religion to Green Day, Rancid, Less Than Jake, blink-182 and The Offspring to Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and so many more. There are countless artists whose careers have started or developed on Vans Warped Tour.
blink-182 at Vans Warped Tour 1999
The tour established a platform for lesser known artists to propel themselves into the hearts of so many music fans. The Warped Tour will be missed dearly after its final run in 2018, but hopefully there will be shows that attempt to recreate what it did.
Green Day at Vans Warped Tour 2000 with Billie Joe Armstrong Interview
You can find out how you can get tickets to Vans Warped Tour 2018 HERE.
Vans Warped Tour 2018 Dates
p style=”text-align: left”>6/21 Pomona, CA 7/10 Nashville, TN 7/24 Indianapolis, IN
6/22 San Diego, CA 7/12 Virginia Beach, VA 7/25 Darien Center, NY
6/23 Mountain View, CA 7/13 Camden, NJ 7/26 Scranton, PA
6/24 Ventura, CA 7/14 Holmdel, NJ 7/27 Mansfield, MA
6/26 Phoenix, AZ 7/15 Hartford, CT 7/28 Wantagh, NY
6/29 Las Vegas, NV 7/16 Pittsburgh, PA 7/29 Columbia, MD
6/30 Salt Lake City, UT 7/17 Toronto, ON 7/31 Charlotte, NC
7/01 Denver, CO 7/18 Cincinnati, OH 8/01 Atlanta, GA
7/03 St/ Louis, MO 7/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 8/03 Orlando, FL
7/05 Bonner Springs, KS 7/20 Detroit, MI 8/04 Tampa, FL
7/06 Dallas, TX 7/21 Chicago, IL 8/05 West Palm Beach, FL
7/07 San Antonio, TX 7/22 Minneapolis, MN
7/08 Houston, TX 7/23 Milwaukee, WI
How do you feel about the next Warped Tour being the last one? Will you be going to to Warped Tour 2018? Let us know by tweeting us @CelebMix!