This year’s edition of the Vans Warped Tour is back for its annual dose and will be running from June 16th to August 5th. They’ll feature such bands as Rise Against (on select dates), Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Lostprophets, The Used, and many more. They’ll be traveling from coast to coast in the USA with many stops along the way, as well as two stops in Canada in Montreal and Toronto.
The tour was founded back in 1994 by Kevin Lyman and went international in 1998 with stops in Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States. Outdoor venues have always been the location of choice. On top of music, the tour also features a half pipe for skaters and bikers. There are also many booths where bands can sell merchandise and sign autographs, sponsors can market their products, as well as booths for non-profit organizations, independent record labels and magazine publishers.
This year the tour is going back to the two main stage set up as opposed to just one main stage which started in 2009.
We highly recommend checking out the Warped tour when it comes to a venue near you! For tour dates and ticket info, please click here!