It’s June, which means it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Vans Warped Tour will soon be making the rounds to various cities in North America playing over 40 dates starting this weekend in Seattle, and will even be crossing the pond to the UK later in the year. The Warped Tour has been a significant concert experience for many of the Bandsintown staffers. Several of us have been every year since it started in 1994, when boss-man Kevin Lyman created the tour to continue the spirit of skateboard contest/concert crossover shows.
The tour now boasts a HUGE line up of over 100 artists covering an ever evolving range of genres, from EDM to pop punk to metal. Just a few of the bands Warped fans will hear this year include The Wonder Years, Architects (UK), Motion City Soundtrack, Sleeping With Sirens… even Black Veil Brides (bust out the makeup). What’s especially cool is Bandsintown is the “official app” powering all artist Warped Tour dates. Some of the Warped Tour bands were our earliest supporters before we grew into the robust Artist Platform we are today. Click here to see a full lineup and to RSVP.
A Warped experience is an all-day affair, full of sweat, amps and loud rock n’ roll (just how we like it). Fans get serious bang for their buck as multiple stages, skate ramps, and tents make up each stop on the festival. It’s safe to say no matter what you’re into, from meeting your favorite artists to discovering your new musical obsession, you can find it at Warped. Rock on, and remember to stay hydrated!