Vans Warped Tour is Back! (Kinda?)

Last year fans were crushed when Kevin Lyman, founder Vans Warped Tour, announced that after 2018, there would be no more cross-country Vans Warped Tour. But fret not, this year is the punk rock summer camp’s 25th anniversary and they’re doing one last hoorah. No, it isn’t a full tour, but there will be five events this June and July, in celebration of 25 years of Warped.  On June 8, the Forever Warped exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will start off the events with a concert featuring bands from across the tour’s history. The exhibit will feature instruments and clothing used by big musicians who played at Warped over the years. Then there will be two concert dates at Atlantic City, New Jersey, and lastly, a two-day long festivity at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. There will be more than 50 bands, sporting events like skateboarding and motocross, and even an exhibit of Warped Tour art. 

If you’re a southerner like me, you’re a little pressed that they aren’t going anywhere near the southern states to celebrate this milestone, but hey, hopefully, they’ll live stream these events for those of us who can’t make it— fingers crossed.  Pre-sale tickets are available Feb. 25, and all tickets will go on sale on March 1, which is also the day the lineup of artists will be announced.