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Vans Warped Tour Tickets
Vans Warped Tour TicketsThe United States' only touring music festival has been around for 25 years. During that time, the festival has hosted acts like Katy Perry and Paramore during the starting points of their careers. The tour also brought live performances to international audiences in Canada, Europe and Australia. While the Vans Warped Tour officially ran its last full run in 2018, there was a series of three final dates in honor of the tour's 25th anniversary, giving audiences a final chance to see the concert tour in action.
History in the makingThe Vans Warped Tour traveled the country for 25 years, making it the longest touring festival in the United States. With its start in 1995, it welcomed bands like Deftones and No Doubt. The tour would go on to support 24 bands with its second run in 1996. Since then, the Vans Warped Tour has taken America by storm every summer for three months of touring with all the newest bands that teenagers are listening to at the time. And the number of bands on their tour tripled in later years.
Where can I buy Vans Warped Tour tickets?The Vans Warped Tour has wrapped up its commemorative 25th anniversary tour, but StubHub is the best way to secure your tickets for future dates if they're announced.
Why is it called the Vans Warped Tour?The Warped Tour was started by Kevin Lyman, owner and operator of the Kevin Lyman Group, in 1995 as a festival for alternative rock, eventually branching out into several subgenres of rock and roll, especially punk rock. Initially, the festival was named in conjunction with Warped magazine. The tour would outlive the magazine, however. Shoe company Vans signed on as the tour's official sponsor in 1996, renaming it the Vans Warped Tour.
How does the Vans Warped Tour schedule work?Vans Warped Tour typically takes place in outdoor venues. As the show has grown with more bands and acts taking the stage, more stages have been added. In the 2017 warped tour, there were six stages of varying sizes, with bands going on the stage that matched best with the audience they would draw.
Is there just music at the Vans Warped Tour?In addition to music, Vans Warped Tour played host to multiple tents and booth areas where record labels, bands, and even scene-supporting businesses would sport their merchandise for fans to buy. Notable sponsors with tents every year included Cleveland-based magazine Alternative Press and Sad Boy Crew T-shirts. In addition, several runs of the Warped Tour had a tent that gave free music lessons and music industry lessons to attendees. Nonprofit tents like To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) and Hope For The Day were also present on most tours.
Are there any albums from the Vans Warped Tour concerts?As the tour got more popular, the Vans Warped Tour started putting out compilation albums with the top hits from the bands on that year of the tour. Most of them are available on the Vans Warped Tour website.
What's the impact of the Vans Warped Tour concerts on music?In the early 2000s especially, the Vans Warped Tour was responsible for the rise of a lot of popular artists like My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. These bands, who got their start playing smaller stages at Vans Warped Tour, would go on to win Grammys and sell out stadiums in different countries. To commemorate the success and legacy of the Vans Warped Tour, the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame hosted a summer exhibit to honor 25 years of the project.
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