Vans Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour On Life Support

Vans Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Makes Sad Announcement


Today’s announcement from Lyman was sad news for sure, but really not a surprise. The Vans Warped Tour is driven by Lyman, who is as passionate a concert promoter as you will ever meet. His Warped Tour baby is about to turn 24 and has reached that age where the proud father has lost some control. The 2017 line-up was the weakest ever, and continued a trend over the past few years.

Aside from missing truly ground-breaking artists like alumni Green Day, Good Charlotte and Blink 182, last year’s tour was a flood of mediocrity. And, the lineup was a bit of a mess with three totally different genres at the event. Simply put, there was no longer a “Warped Tour band sound.” Instead, we saw headliners that were either yawn-worthy cookie cutter post punk, or hardcore metal. Boring.

Bottom line – I’m sad, truly sad, but it was time to pull the plug…

See full tour dates below.

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2018 Warped Tour Dates
6/21 Pomona, CA
6/22 San Diego, CA
6/23 Mountain View, CA
6/24 Ventura, CA
6/26 Phoenix, AZ
6/29 Las Vegas, NV
6/30 Salt Lake City, UT
7/01 Denver, CO
7/03 St/ Louis, MO
7/05 Bonner Springs, KS
7/06 Dallas, TX
7/07 San Antonio, TX
7/08 Houston, TX
7/10 Nashville, TN
7/12 Virginia Beach, VA
7/13 Camden, NJ
7/14 Holmdel, NJ
7/15 Hartford, CT
7/16 Pittsburgh, PA
7/17 Toronto, ON
7/18 Cincinnati, OH
7/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/20 Detroit, MI
7/21 Chicago, IL
7/22 Minneapolis, MN
7/23 Milwaukee, WI
7/24 Indianapolis, IN
7/25 Darien Center, NY
7/26 Scranton, PA
7/27 Mansfield, MA
7/28 Wantagh, NY
7/29 Columbia, MD
7/31 Charlotte, NC
8/01 Atlanta, GA
8/03 Orlando, FL
8/04 Tampa, FL
8/05 West Palm Beach, FL

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