The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journey®, announces the lineups for its bi-coastal 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.”
“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!”
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 – vanswarpedtour.com