Warped Tour


The best known and largest tour of punk, hardcore, indie and ska. Founded in 1995 by promoter Kevin Lyman, it quickly grew to encompass all that was good and bad about festival tours. Though it manages to meld many progressive and counter-cultural ideas like skateboarding and punk, it has also become a center for youth-oriented product placement, and extensive advertising abounds. Despite that, it still boasts a huge range of acts and stages for almost any tastes, and has played host to notable acts like NOFX, Green Day, Bad Religion, Rancid, and Less Than Jake, to name but a few of the hundreds of bands who have played the international tour.

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Taste of Chaos returning in October
After a 5-year break, Warped Tour spinoff Taste of Chaos is set to return this October as a one-day festival event in San Bernardino, California. Headliners for the show are: Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Dashboard…
2015-06-19 17:30:01

Saves The Day, A Skylit Drive, The Ghost Inside, I The Mighty, Beartooth join Warped
Another new set of bands have been confirmed for Warped Tour 2014. The new additions are Saves The Day, A Skylit Drive, The Ghost Inside, I The Mighty and Beartooth. They join the already confirmed lineup of Mayday Parade,…
2013-12-19 15:00:01

Warped Tour announces first group of acts (Mixtapes, Teenage Bottlerocket)
The Vans Warped Tour has announced the first group of performers that will be on the 2014 circuit. They are as follows: For Today, Stray from the Path, Air Dubai, Mixtapes, and Teenage Bottlerocket. The tour begins June 14, 2014 in Salt Lake City. You can view the dates below. Tickets are available…
2013-12-05 00:15:01

Warped Tour's Kevin Lyman comments on 'mosh pit' controversy
Kevin Lyman of Warped Tour recently addressed the prohibition on using terms like "mosh pit." Lyman took to Twitter to explain and discuss it over the past few days: If you [join a mosh pit, it's] fine. [But] if the bands do…
2013-06-28 13:30:01

Warped Tour act claims ban on terms like "mosh pit" and "wall of death"
Oliver Sykes, vocalist of English hardcore outfit Bring Me the Horizon, took to Twitter to claim that Warped Tour officials are apparently prohibiting bands from using terms like "mosh pit" or "wall of death." The singer explained: By…
2013-06-24 12:30:01

Warped Tour offering free admission for parents
Fully embracing the increasingly younger audience that frequents the Warped Tour, organizer Kevin Lyman has decide to provide free access to the festival for parents. He explained: Patrons can pick up the ticket at the Vans tent out front. We've been noticing on our boards lots of fans without transportation. We decided everyday for 2013 should be Mother's and Father's day, so we will celebrate by giving any parent who is bringing someone [under 18]…
2013-06-20 12:30:02

The Ataris (Warped Tour)
The Ataris have announced that they will be playing ten Warped Tour dates this…
2013-06-07 11:30:01

Warped Tour UK adds The Wonder Years, Chiodos, Coheed And Cambria, The Maine
With the North American version of the tour set to kick off this month, Warped Tour organizers are also confirming more bands for the upcoming UK stop of the traveling festival. Set to take place November 17th and 18th at Alexandra Palace in London, it will include Rise Against, Billy Talent,…
2013-06-06 17:00:01

Warped Tour announces final trek
Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman, has indicated that the 2013 tour to Australia will be the last undertaken due to Vans and the other primary sponsors pulling funding. The mash-up of music and extreme sports has been garnering controversy over the past few years with several bands leaving mid-tour, internal tour fighting, and clashing between bands, as well as a growing upheaval against the commercialization of the…
2013-04-01 10:00:02

Goldfinger, Defeater, more added to 2013 Warped Tour
Another round of bands have been announced for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. This year the band will see Goldfinger, Defeater, For the Foxes, New Years Day, Outasight, and Stephan Jacobs performing, in addition to previously announced acts. The tour kicks off…
2013-01-14 11:30:01

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