It was just over a month ago that we shared the news about some 25th Anniversary celebrations being done in order of the recently ended Vans Warped Tour festival (seen HERE if you missed that announcement). Now the news is here to bring you up to speed on who is performing where and its a massive press release to absorb so refresh that cup of coffee or anything else you prefer to start your morning with and read on down below. I’ll return at the close with some editorial thoughts.
The Press Release:
The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journey®, announces the lineups for its bi-costal 25th Anniversary events that celebrate the final showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. The unique music experience will stop in three locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Mountain View, California and caps off 25 years of history of the Vans Warped Tour.
“The Vans Warped Tour holds a very special place in our hearts and in our history.” explains Steve Van Doren, vice president of global events and promotions at Vans. “It was through the annual tour that we were able to bring music and action sports to youth across the globe for over two decades. We are really excited to partner with Kevin and the Warped team to put on a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate the tour’s final year.”
The Vans Warped Tour anniversary lineups are packed with acts that represent decades of youth culture that has thrived in parking lots across the country. The tour is thrilled to welcome back fan favorites like Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, Sleeping With Sirens, The Offspring, The Starting Line, Thrice, We The Kings, and more!
Each event will also feature additional acts unique to its celebration. Cleveland will see the partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bringing to life an exhibit celebrating the 25 years of Vans Warped Tour alongside acts such as Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Chali 2na & Cut Chemist. Atlantic City boasts bands like A Day To Remember, Bowling For Soup, Glassjaw, Reel Big Fish, and hometown heroes Taking Back Sunday and Valencia. And Mountain View answers with The All-American Rejects, Dance Gavin Dance, NOFX, Sum 41, and The Story So Far.
Rounding out the lineups and staying true to its roots, the Vans Warped Tour is giving a nod to unique up-and-coming acts such as Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Elder Brother, Not Ur Girlfrenz, Stacked Like Pancakes, Silent Planet, Trophy Eyes and more.
In celebration of the final year, fans can expect the heart of the Vans Warped Tour experience to be intact, but presented on a much larger scale. Each stop will feature 50+ bands across multiple stages, Vans iconic vert ramp with cameos by Vans skate team, and an art exhibit showcasing moments and artifacts from the tour’s history.
“Through the years the Vans Warped tour has always tried to bring you something extra, this year we have gone through the past archives and dug up many of our old friends to join us for these special events.” says producer Kevin Lyman. “The curated art experience will showcase our favorite moments over the last 25 years. So, dust off the old Vans and lace em’ up since you won’t want to miss a thing!”
The Anniversary Events will continue to host a wide array of incredible non-profits and educational experiences for attendees. A Voice For The Innocent, American Red Cross, Can You Hear Me?, Down to Vote, Feed Our Children Now!, Headcount, Hope For The Day, Keep A Breast, Living The Dream Foundation, Musicares, To Write Love on Her Arms, and truth will all be involved this summer. Not only will fans see their favorite bands but they can learn more about these causes and what they can help.
The Vans Warped Tour looks forward to celebrating 25 year with its sponsors Cool Gear, Equal Vision Records, Ernie Ball, Fearless Records, Fueled By Ramen, Full Sail University, Pure Noise Records, Side One Dummy Records, Unified Music Group, and more
VANS WARPED TOUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS:
6.08 • CLEVELAND, OH • ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
6.29 + 6.30 • ATLANTIC CITY, NJ • ATLANTIC CITY BEACH
7.20 + 7.21 • MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA • SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE
For tickets and more information, fans can visit the link at the close of this announcement.
JUNE 8 • CLEVELAND, OH • ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME:
The Vans Warped Tour has partnered with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to create a special new exhibit, Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour, celebrating a quarter-century of the iconic traveling music festival. This comprehensive exhibit documents the history of the tour from its inception in 1995 through the final cross-country run in 2018.
Visitors will see artifacts from quintessential Warped bands and breakout artists from the tour’s lengthy run, including instruments played by members of Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Rancid and Reel Big Fish and stage clothing worn by Joan Jett and Ice-T. The exhibit will also present iconic items from the very first Warped Tour, as well as from 2018’s final touring run. And much more!
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Forever Warped exhibit will kick off with a special opening concert featuring Simple Plan, We the Kings, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Chali 2na & Cut Chemist, a mini vert ramp, and more!
Tickets for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary event are on sale now. Tickets include access the concert as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum from 3pm – close.
For more information regarding the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and to purchase tickets please visit: THIS LINK
JUNE 29 + 30 • ATLANTIC CITY, NJ • ATLANTIC CITY BEACH:
Set to a backdrop of sun, sand and surf, the Vans Warped Tour will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a special two-day extravaganza on the beach in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, 2019. Atlantic City will be one of only three cities to host the Warped Tour and the only one on the East Coast.
The Vans Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary event in Atlantic City boasts performances from A Day To Remember, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Bowling For Soup, Circa Survive, Four Year Strong, Frank Iero & The Future Violents, Gym Class Heroes, Less Than Jake, Man Overboard, Quicksand, Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris, Set Your Goals, Simple Plan, Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, The Offspring, We The Kings and more! Rounding out to 50+ bands across multiple stages over the two-day event.
“We’re thrilled to host the only East Coast celebration of Vans Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary on the Atlantic City Beach,” said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Warped Tour was meant to take place on the surf and sand, so we welcome fans from across North America to experience this unforgettable weekend with us in Atlantic City.”
The Atlantic City event will also feature special attractions from Warped Tour’s history such as a Skate Vert Ramp, Freestyle Moto Cross, Wrestling, Human Cannon Ball, the the Warped Art & History Exhibit, and more. 2-Day GA and VIP Tickets for the Atlantic City Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary event are on sale now! For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the link at the close of this announcement.
JULY 20 + 21 • MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA • SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE:
After a sold out show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre for the final cross-country run, the Vans Warped Tour makes a triumphant return to the Bay Area for a special 25th Anniversary 2-day event on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.
The Vans Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary event in Moutain View features Andrew W.K., Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance, Frank Iero & The Future Violents, Gym Class Heroes, Jawbreaker, Man Overboard, NOFX, Off!, Quicksand, Save Ferris, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Sum 41, The All American Rejects, The Offspring, The Starting Line, The Story So Far, The Vandas, The Used, Trophy Eyes, and more rounding out to 50+ bands across multiple stages over the two-day event.
The Mountain View event will also feature special attractions from Warped Tour’s history such as a Skate Vert Ramp, Freestyle Moto Cross, Wrestling, and the Warped Art & History Exhibit. It’s only fitting that Warped Tour would choose the Bay Area’s as it became an instant second home to the event that got its start in the punk community of Southern California.
“I think probably close to half the bands on the first Warped Tour had some tie to the Bay Area,” remembers Lyman, “there was the up-and-coming band The Deftones, and then of course the Fat Wreck [Chords] roster – Good Riddance, No Use For A Name, Face to Face, and Tilt.”
2-Day GA tickets for the Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Mountain View are on sale now! For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: https://vanswarpedtour.com/events/mountain-view
ABOUT VANS WARPED TOUR: The Vans Warped Tour was the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour grew to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more. It established itself as one of the best tours to attend to discover emerging acts, to learn more about wonderful non-profits and companies who are working to make a positive impact on the world that surround them, and to meet like-minded friends. The tour also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives. Over the past two decades, Vans Warped Tour built a legacy as the must attend summer festival for rock and music lovers alike. Since its start in 1995, it provided a platform for established as well as up-and-coming artists, with alumni including blink182, No Doubt, Sublime, Beck, Katy Perry, NOFX, Limp Bizkit, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Eminem, Yellowcard, Bad Religion, and countless others. Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.
ABOUT VANS: Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.
Vans, “Off The Wall” Since ’66
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew, that was some read wasn’t it and with that being the case I don’t want to add to much to the mix since it pretty much said all that you need to know. Sadly, I’ve never managed to attend any of the Warped Tours and it was mostly based on my schedule at the time of their regional arrival. There were a few times that I wanted to go like when HIM, Lordi and Black Veil Brides were still new things to peoples lives. Oh well, one cannot be everywhere. Right now its too early to know if I can be a part of the Atlantic City, NJ doings but I’d love to participate before this goes away for good. What do you readers think about this one? Are you planning on attending? Have you gone before? If you did please share some of your favorite memories down in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you on this. See you next time around.