It’s a sad year for live music as the long running Vans Warped Tour plans to embark on it’s final cross country run. For the past 23 years, the tour has boasted the best summer ever for rock fans, as it travelled across the states and into Canada over a two month stretch. It became a place where fans could be themselves, could enjoy new music or see their favourite bands and now it’s drawing to a close.
With one last run to go, the lineup was highly anticipated, with many even considering that a possible My Chemical Romance reunion could be on the cards. However, when the lineup was finally announced, there was no My Chem in sight – there was however, a strong lineup of the best talent to have hit Warped stages over the years. There are also a few that have never played the tour before, some jumping up to mainstage from the smaller stages they’ve played in the past and a good offering of UK talent also.
Vans Warped Tour’s colossal 38-date run commences on June 21st in Pomona, CA and comes to an end on August 5th in West Palm, FL. Tickets are on sale now via the Vans Warped Tour website. You can also find a full list of artists playing the tour there too, or on the poster below, which includes the likes of Waterparks, The Used, State Champs, Simple Plan and many more. Here’s to one last summer of ‘the best day ever.’