Warped Tour Announces 25th Anniversary Events

The tour will host events in three American cities this summer

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 28, 2019

After hinting at further events to mark Warped Tour's 25th anniversary — despite not being a travelling fest anymore — organizers behind the tour have shared plans to commemorate their quarter-century milestone.

Warped Tour will host events in Ohio, New Jersey and California this June and July. The first, taking place June 8 in Cleveland, will see the fest partner with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a retrospective exhibit titled "Forever Warped." 

The exhibit promises "iconic items from the very first Warped Tour, as well as from 2018's final touring run," in addition to "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 tour will then host a pair of two-day events in Atlantic City (June 29 and 30) and Mountain View (July 20 and 21), both of which will feature "50+ bands across multiple stages over the two-day event, extreme sports ranging from skateboarding to motocross, and an exhibit of Warped Tour art that has come out of the tour's history."

In a statement, founder Kevin Lyman said, "It was truly an honour to do a final cross-country run of Warped in 2018; to see fans from all eras of the tour come out for a day to celebrate an event that meant so much to them. I walked away from the final show with a true sense that the Vans Warped Tour became the community I had always hoped for."

Tickets and lineups will become available March 1, while a pre-sale will happen February 25 for those subscribed to Warped Tour's distribution lists. Further ticketing and event info can be found here.

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