26 Facts About Warped Tour


Warped Tour was a traveling rock tour that toured the United States plus three or four stops in Canada annually each summer from 1995 until 2019.

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Warped Tour was conceived by Kevin Lyman as an electric alternative rock festival, but later began focusing on punk rock music.

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Warped Tour began as a skate punk and third-wave ska tour, but later came to feature largely pop punk and metalcore acts.

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Warped Tour was not set up in a single fixed format; each show venue dictated a different layout.

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Warped Tour was created in 1995 by Kevin Lyman and Ray Woodbury, president of RK Diversified Entertainment, in production with the short-lived Warp Magazine and Creative Artists Agency.

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Warped Tour usually was held at outdoor venues, though on rare occasions it was held indoors.

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In 1997, The Vans Warped Tour went international and included venues in Europe, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

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In 2012, the Warped Tour traveled to London, the first time the tour had left North America since 1999.

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On 7 February 2014, it was announced that the Warped Tour would visit Alaska for the first time for a pre-tour "The Road to Warped" show.

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Warped Tour 2016 announced the lineup on 22 March at its kickoff party at Full Sail University in Florida, featuring select performances by 2016 Warped bands.

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Warped Tour 2017 announced the lineup on 22 March at its kickoff party at Full Sail University in Florida.

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Warped Tour took place in Cleveland, Ohio 8 June 2019, Atlantic City, New Jersey 29 and 30 June 2019, and Mountain View, California on 20 and 21 July 2019.

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Warped Tour became a launching pad for many up-and-coming artists.

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Percussive Marketing Council teamed up with the Vans Warped Tour and offered free drum lessons Lesson Lab tent to concert goers.

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In 2005, the Vans Warped tour incorporated a multiple level stage that consisted of two levels for the band Street Drum Corps.

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Warped Tour was only supposed to be here long enough to play his show but the weather today has been putting us behind schedule.

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Warped Tour wasn't added to the tour, so those claims that he was 'added to sell tickets' are completely groundless.

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Warped Tour said because McElfresh had still not been formally charged with misconduct, he agreed to have him perform.

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On 11 July 2016, Vans Warped Tour announced that Virginia pro-life organization Rock for Life would be among the vendors on their 41 tour dates.

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Vans Warped Tour was sponsored by Vans, and in the final years Journeys joined as sponsor.

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Warped Tour partnered with other technology companies like Cingular Wireless, Apple Computer and others.

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Activism was a major component of the Vans Warped Tour and allowed for non-profit organizations such as Invisible Children, To Write Love On Her Arms, Shirts for a Cure, Keep A Breast Foundation, and Hope For The Day to advocate about their causes.

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The Vans Warped Tour contributed 25 cents from every ticket sold to an organization called Hollywood Heart.

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Warped Tour gave money to the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.

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Bands on the Warped Tour often brought their own musical equipment, but Industrial Sound provided equipment for band use, according to lead sound engineer Daniel Bonneau.

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Warped Tour said that the bands had to do line checks instead of traditional soundchecks.

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