Brought to life in 1994 The Vans Warped Tour was originally a showcase for skaters and punk rock bands. Now in its sixteenth year The Vans Warped tour isn’t just a tour for the punks and skaters. The tour has broadened the genres to include electronica, emo, post-hardcore and christian rock. Catering to the droves of teenage angst that attend the tour every year Vans Warped Tour has made the atmosphere a veritable musical flea market that includes a half pipe for the extreme sports junkie. With a little something for everyone, this year’s lineup is no different. Make sure to purchase your Vans Warped Tour tickets from Razargator today and see all of your favorite bands live!
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7/31/15 - This Saturday marks a special occasion for the Van’s Warped Tour music festival. Salt Lake City, where the show will stop this weekend at the Utah State Fair Grounds, is where the first show of what would ultimately become the Warped Tour premiered 21 years ago. That first show is where Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman brought skater culture to nearby Great Saltair to an audience of just 850 people. Back then, iconic headliners like Sublime and No Doubt ran the show. The festival has evolved every year since then to include a broader lineup that often includes relatively unknown musical acts. Don’t miss this historic moment as the Warped Tour revisits the place where it all started. Tickets are still available in extremely limited quantities starting at $62.
7/24/15 - Temperatures were scorching in New Jersey this week at the Van’s Warped Tour, but that didn’t stop the acts from putting together a great day of music for the enthusiastic fans in attendance. PNC Bank Arts Center was treated to high-energy sets from favorites including blessthefall, Asking Alexandra, Black Veil Brides, and Simple Plan. Listeners were also treated to performances by Neck Deep and Pierce the Veil in what turned out to be a long, loud afternoon full of excitement. The Van’s Warped Tour continues to tear through the states this week with dates in Ohio and Michigan before landing in Canterbury Park of Shakopee, Minnesota. Tickets are on sale for the 7/26 show now starting at $59 but they’re going fast—claim yours now!
7/17/15 - Do you need a great way to escape this summer? The Van’s Warped Tour is going on now, and is bringing music from all genres to cities all across North America. Although the Warped Tour got its start in 1995 as an event for punk fans, it has evolved to become something that offers music for just about anyone’s tastes. Some bands to look forward to in this year’s tour are Citizen, Icon for Hire, Knuckle Puck, Mod Sun, PVRIS and the Wonder Years. And that’s just a few of the bands that will play! The Van’s Warped Tour will be in Columbia, Maryland this weekend. The Saturday, July 18 show will be held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Get your tickets now for $66!
7/10/15 - This week, the Vans Warped Tour is finding itself in controversy, as fans demand that Front Porch Step be removed from the tour due to sexual misconduct with minors allegations. Several allegations have come up since late last year for the 23-year old artist. The Warped Tour did announce in May that Front Porch Step was not part of the tour, but a recent article stated that the artist did perform in Nashville. Festival Founder Kevin Lyman stated for the press this was not to sell more tickets but as a part of the artist's current therapy, and the artist was not paid for the performance. Despite this controversy, the tour is still going strong and being enjoyed around the country. Its next sop is in Virginia Beach, with tickets starting at $57.
7/3/15 - The Vans Warped Tour was originally known for showcasing punk rock and skater bands, but it has evolved into so much more in the sixteen years it has gone on. Celebrate your holiday weekend right by attending the Vans Warped Tour in West Palm Beach, FL on July 4. Tickets are still available ranging from $55-$77 a piece. This show will display loads and loads of talented bands including the indie group “Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties”, pop musician “Bebe Rexha”, and metalcore band “I Killed the Prom Queen.” With a huge variety of music genres available to see live and rock out to, you are bound to find dozens of musicians you enjoy. Don’t miss your chance to spice up your summer and purchase your Vans Warped Tour tickets today.
6/26/15 - If you’re heading to the Van’s Warped Tour in Houston, TX tonight, there are several great bands you can’t miss. Be sure to check out local post-hardcore act Fear and Wonder as well as local pop-punk sensation Waterparks. Some of the best “mainstream” acts to watch include Nick Deep, We Came As Romans, Citizen, Pvris, Le Castle Vania, Lee Corey Oswald, Silverstein, Fear Me, King Me, Candy Hearts, Sgt. Corey Campbell, StarflightRocks. The genres represented range from pop punk, to pop rock, to indie, to post-hardcore, metalcore, and everything in between. Tickets to Friday’s show in Houston at NRG Park are still available in extremely limited quantities starting at just $38. You can also catch the show in Dallas at the Gexa Energy Pavilion on Saturday.
6/19/15 - The 2015 Van’s Warped Tour is officially underway, having kicked off in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday night. While the reviews are yet to come in, one famous pop star took a moment to reflect on her time with the Warped Tour. In 2008, Katy Perry played her first tour ever with the decades-running music festival having just debuted her first album, One of the Boys, including a little single known as “I Kissed A Girl.” Perry remembers being called “lazy” at the Warped Tour, because no one ever saw her outside of her tour bus. Although the reality was that when she wasn’t performing she was doing interviews and entertaining program directors. She laughs about it now, and says the Warped Tour ultimately helped her find her bearings.
6/12/15 - The Van’s Warped Tour is going green! Kevin Lyman, founder of the punk rock music event, said that they have an eco-strategy that gets everybody involved. Specific goals include increasing recycling at the venues and encouraging attendees to take public transportation to the event. Ticket holders can even get $20 off a ride by entering the code WARPEDTOUR on the tour’s website! There will also be plenty of non-profit organizations available at the concert for you to learn about and they can tell you about ways to get involved in keeping Mother Earth clean. Join the Warped Tour this summer when it hits a city near you. Purchase your tickets for the June 20 event at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California starting at $54.
6/5/15 - The month of June is finally here and that means the kickoff to the much-anticipated 2015 Van’s Warped Tour is just two weeks away! While fans in attendance can expect the usual action packed line up of pop punk and hardcore bands at this year’s Warped Tour, they may also be in for a few surprises. This year’s schedule is also set to include a handful of hip-hop artists, which is new territory for the traditionally punk music festival. This year’s Warped Tour will also feature a special appearance by active duty Army sergeant and combat veteran Corrin Campbell and the rest of her band at the July 1 pit stop in Nashville, TN. Campbell is trying to make the military more accessible, after criticizing the media for only showing positive and negative extremes.
5/29/15 - Since its beginning in the 1990s, the Van’s Warped Tour has thrived off of doing what has never been done, and this year is no different. For the first time ever, stand up comedy will be featured at the event, and there will even be a tent specifically designated for laughs. They also already have a killer lineup of emerging stars such as Dave Ross, Eli Olsberg and Grant Cotter, so this event is sure to be fun. Now you can not only enjoy some great live music from bands like Simple Plan and The Karma Killers, but get in some laughs, as well! The eight-week long event begins next month, and with stops in more than 40 cities across the country, you have no excuse to miss this year’s Warped Tour.
5/20/15 - The Alternative Press has released its annual covers for the Vans Warped Tour. There are two different covers and the issue includes posters. This preview issue gives fans a chance to get a sneak peek at what to expect when the tour hits their area. The articles feature Beartooth, New Years Day, PVRIS, Set it Off, Black Veil Brides, and Pierce the Veil. This year along with the standard bands there will be several YouTube stars sharing the stages, including Austin Jones, Bryan Stars, and Damon Fizzy. Fans who wish to skip the lines can donate to Feed Our Children NOW! for a special wristband, similar to previous years. Tickets are available for the tour, which kicks off in Anchorage on June 17. Prices start at $64.
5/15/15 - The 2015 Van’s Warped Tour management recently confirmed that it will be partnering with alternative Internet radio station IDOBI RADIO to cover the eight week long event, which kicks off next month at the Sullivan Sports Arena in Anchorage, AK. IDOBI has also been a partner for the last several years, last year drawing in as many listeners online as there were physical ticket holders. This year, IDOBI will start coverage early, providing exclusive interviews and behind the scenes looks at the artists performing at this year’s Warped Tour. This programming will start on June 8 and run through June 19. Don’t miss your chance to see bands like Asking Alexandria, Family Force 5, and Motion City Soundtrack live all in one place this summer.
5/8/15 - Behind the huge event that is the Van’s Warped Tour is a man named Kevin Lyman, who started the music festival in the 1990s after he realized there weren’t any music events that were geared toward younger teenagers. Only 2,500 guests attended that first year, but with persistence and vision, it has become one of the most popular festivals in the country for the young and old alike. It also has helped several huge bands such as Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance launch their careers into stardom. What new bands will be the next megastars? You can get in on the action this year as the Van’s Warped Tour hits cities around the country, including a July 4 stop in West Palm Beach, FL at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre. Ticket prices start at $42.
5/1/15 - While the lineup for the 2015 Van’s Warped Tour is already massively impressive, it just got a little bit bigger. Punk rockers Simple Plan recently confirmed that they will join the Warped Tour for four dates to celebrate their upcoming fifth studio album. The guys of Simple Plan, who have been relatively quiet in recent years, will join the massive tour starting July 19 in Holmdel, NJ and stay through the Chicago stop on July 25. They’ll join a long list of punk, emo, skater, and post-hardcore bands schedule to play at the Warped Tour, including newcomers alternative pop group Never Shout Never who recently announced they will be present for all tour dates. Don’t miss a second of the action when it all kicks off on June 17 in Anchorage, AK.
Vans Warped Tour 2014
3/25/14 - There are now close to 100 bands booked on the traveling Vans Warped Tour. The most recent additions? Icon For Hire, Every Time I Die, Less Than Jake, Saves The Day, Of Mice And Men, Yellowcard, Bowling for Soup and Finch are some of the newest to jump on the punk rock bandwagon. Additional performers for the music festival are generally announced weekly, including a myriad of local bands vying for stage time, so get your Vans Warped Tour tickets now—you can't go wrong with a lineup this massive!
1/31/14 - Get ready to get warped, rockstars! The annual Vans Warped Tour venue schedule that will host the parade of punk, metalcore, hip-hop and alt-rock lovers recently emerged, and the number of artists listed continues to implode. Those already slated to perform among the 40-plus bands are: Less Than Jake, Chelsea, Cute is What We Aim For, Devil Wears Prada, Air Dubai, Mayday Parade, Saves the Day, Bad Rabbits, Anberlin, Terror and more. In its 19th year, Vans Warped Tour has officially become the country’s longest-running festival concert tour in history; the 2014 edition will bring the best in music across the 42 cities from June 13 to August 3. Vans Warped Tour tickets generally offer minimum prices around $50: $48 in Pomona, $51 in Ventura, $52 in Houston, $47 in Portland, $51 in Las Vegas and $57 closing night in Mansfield.
2013 Vans Warped Tour
For fans of alternative music, attending the Vans Warped Tour is like going on a pilgrimage. The Warped Tour just completed its 19th year as the hottest summer music festival sponsored by Vans Shoes. The tour’s dates were announced before the lineup, and it kicked off in March at Club Nokia in L.A. with a party featuring bands as diverse as Chiodos and Big Chocolate. The tour will play shows in Europe and, for the first time ever, Australia. There are old-time favorites headlining like New Found Glory, Reel Big Fish, and the Aquabats (Travis Barker once played drums for them) as well as plenty of new acts which include greats in the pop and hip-hop categories.
The Warped Tour traveled the States from June to August. The first venue was in Auburn, Washington, just south of Seattle. The tour then moved down the coast, playing two dates in Pomona, California. The tour then moved east, playing just one non-American date in Toronto on July 5th. It went on to hit up major arenas in New York, New Jersey, and throughout New England as well as Pennsylvania. The last three dates were scheduled for Texas – Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. The tour will take a break for a few months and then resume in Berlin, Germany before traveling abroad until the end of the year.
Organizers for 2013’s fest focused on up-and-coming acts, and while Warped Tour ticket sales saw a slight downturn at first, they picked back up in July. Next year, the tour will celebrate 20 years of rock! Check back with Razorgator for the best prices on your Vans Warped Tour tickets!