Vans Warped Tour to end after 2018 tour

Vans Warped Tour to end after 2018 tour

As tour founder Kevin Lyman revealed in a statement, the 2018 edition of Warped Tour will be the event's last cross-country run.

Warped still has one final summer's worth of dates to come.

Over the course of its 22-year history, Warped Tour grew from a small showcase of indie punk bands to a nationwide traveling tour that attracted around 500,000 people a year. Pre-order tickets are available. It's been there for the explosions of '90s pop-punk and ska-punk and '00s MySpace emo, and it's been an early proving ground for eventual superstars like Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Eminem, and Katy Perry. It was an interesting tour - the bands didn't feel the dip because the fans that were there were super engaged...

"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", he wrote.

The end of Warped Tour is due to a number of factors that Lyman outlines in the interview-he even cites the story that came out in The Atlantic about iGen (14-17 year olds, in Lyman's Warped Tour analysis) that are sitting in their rooms with screens, rather than experiencing things.

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"The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, continuing to inspire creativity and ambition in new and exciting ways as we prepare for a 25th anniversary celebration in 2019".

Bands like Quicksand, Sublime, L7, No Use for A Name and No Doubt jumped on in the very first year.

I am so grateful to have worked with more than 1,700 bands over the last 23 summers.

The Vans Warped Tour has become the community I had always hoped for.

"I truly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during this final cross country run, and getting to thank you for your support on this wild adventure", Lyman wrote.

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