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Vans Warped Tour 2018: The Dates & Cities Are Revealed For The Final Run

Just a few days ago I shared the news about the looming end of the Vans Warped Tour and the statement given by its founder Kevin Lyman. If you missed that little bit of music industry news just click HERE to review the whole thing. In the close of the statement we learned of the cities and dates for the final festivals but there were no specific locations listed as of yet. I decided to parse those dates out into a separate item for more focus on the looming end. Take a look down below.

The Tour Dates and Cites:
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

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I’ve noted in the public announcement, I’ve never attended a Warped Tour before and it was more a matter of time and knowledge of the run of bands. I did want to see the shows that HIM, Lordi and Black Veil Brides had done but a lot of the groups were not ones I was always writing about. Hopefully if one of the shows is happening near enough to me I will look into being there for the grand finale. What do you think about the dates? Is it something you are making down even though its more than a half a year away? Chime in down in the comments below. You know I love getting your opinion.

Official Website: http://www.vanswarpedtour.com

Kevin Lyman Announces “The End Of The Vans Warped Tour” In 2018

Fans of the annual Vans Warped Tour will be sad at the recent revelation by its founder Kevin Lyman, as he announces that the 2018 touring run will be the last for the multi-band event. Take a look at the official statement that he made the other day.

The Official Statement:
“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.

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

Touring many summers with my friends and peers like – Pennywise, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag and The Offspring are just some of my fondest memories. More include, having Blink-182 travel on my bus in 1997 when the world opened up to them and made them the superstars they are today.
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Vans Warped Tour @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

The all-day long music festival will feature more bands than you can imagine. Hit their website for more details http://vanswarpedtour.com/

The Vans Warped Tour 2017 Full Lineup Is Revealed

Hey my friends, this is a biggie so I’m going to let the press release do the talking because its more than enough. Of course I am referring to nothing other than the annual Vans Warped Tour so sit down and relax and then dig on in.

The Press Release:
The entire lineup for 2017’s Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, was revealed yesterday via a LIVE webcast, direct from Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Fans in attendance were overjoyed to see the lineup for this year include not only current favorites and promising up and comers, but a deep list of legacy acts spanning the tour’s 23 year history. Blessthefall, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, Stacked Like Pancakes and Microwave also attended the live stream and performed during the webcast.

Now in it’s 23rd year, the Vans Warped Tour continues to solidify itself as the must attend festival over summer for rock and music lovers alike. In the tradition of celebrating the tour’s musical roots, the lineup includes bands such as CKY, Sick Of It All, Municial Waste, The Adolescents, Strung Out, T.S.O.L, Anti-Flag, Hatebreed and others, who are legends in the punk, hardcore and metal core world. Returning this year is the Mutant Party Zone, which will provide festival-goers with two stages dedicated to heavy music from bands such as The Acacia Strain, Being As An Ocean, Blessthefall, Carnifex, Fit For A King, GWAR and any more. The Vans Warped Tour has always been a place of music discovery and this year is no exception – the Full Sail Stage has up and comers like Boston Manor, Creeper, The Gospel Youth, Knocked Loose, Movements, and Trophy Eyes positioned to break this summer. Overall, the tour continues to offer something for every fan. Showcasing the best in pop punk, rock, hard core, hip-hop, dance and indie.
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The Vans Warped Tour 2016 Dates Are Here…

But that is about it my dear readers. All you are getting from those powers that be behind the process are the dates and what cities this tour will be hitting. It’s been posted that the rest of the information regarding the lineup and the actual event spaces will be disclosed in March 2016 so stay tuned to the same Bat channel etc. for that stuff as we learn of it here at the Metal Command HQ.

Logo - Vans Warped Tour - 2016

Tour Dates & Cities:
6.24: Dallas, TX
6.25: San Antonio, TX
6.26: Houston, TX
6.27: New Orleans, LA
6.29: Nashville, TN
6.30: Atlanta, GA
7.1: St. Petersburg, FL
7.2: Orlando, FL
7.3: West Palm Beach, FL
7.5: Charlotte, NC
7.6: Virginia Beach, VA
7.7: Syracuse, NY
7.8: Philadelphia, PA
7.9: New York, NY
7.10: Hartford, CT
7.11: Scranton, PA
7.13: Boston, MA
7.14: Buffalo, NY
7.15: Pittsburgh, PA
7.16 Columbia, MD
7.17: Holmdel, NJ
7.19: Indianapolis, IN
7.20: Cleveland, OH
7.21: Cincinnati, OH
7.22: Detroit, MI
7.23: Chicago, IL
7.24: Minneapolis, MN
7.26: Milwaukee, WI
7.27: St. Louis, MO
7.28: Kansas City, KS
7.30: Salt Lake City, UT
7.31: Denver, CO
8.2: Oklahoma City, OK
8.3: Albuquerque, NM
8.5: San Diego, CA
8.6: San Francisco, CA
8.7: Los Angeles, CA
8.9: Phoenix, AZ
8.11: Boise, ID
8.12: Seattle, WA
8.13: Portland, OR

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well that is all I have so I guess mark down the date on your mobile device and check back here for more on this festival in March (outside of your regular clicking around on our articles of course which you can continue to do on a regular basis, we love to have you along for the ride). Since no bands have been announced I am going to remain hopeful that the lineup is second to none this year because we have lost the Rockstar Mayhem Fest and who knows how well the Summer Slaughter did across the board. Let’s see what happens. The official website for the event is below for your perusal.

Official Website: http://www.vanswarpedtour.com