Warped Tour 2016

Event Name : Warped Tour
Start Date : Friday, 24 June 2016
End Date : Saturday, 13 August 2016
Venue : United States, Canada

The Warped Tour History says that the showcase for punk rock music that started in 1994 by Kevin Lyman evolved over the years to a touring music and extreme sports festival. The main sponsor of the festival, from as early as 1995, has been the BMX/skateboarding shoe manufacturer Vans. Thus, this festival is often referred to as Vans Warped Tour as well. The Warped Tour Festival is mostly held inparking lots or fields upon which the stages and other structures are constructed. The performers are basically emo, alternative rock, post-hardcore, metalcore, Christian rock and electronica.

A Briefing On The Warped Tour History

The Warped Tour was the brainchild of Kevin Lyman, who worked on skateboarding shows such as the Vision Skate Escape and Holiday Havoc. These shows featured music with skateboarding contests. He got the idea while working on such shows and decided to try to come up with the Warped Tour, which reflected a considerable diversity of genre than other contemporary music festivals. The name ‘Warped’ was adopted from the short-lived Warp Magazine, published by Transworld which was a magazine about surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and music.

The Warped Tour was the result of Lyman’s his love of music and skateboarding and his vision of a skateboarding competition accompanied by live music. The Warped Tour took place in 1995 for the first time when Vans sponsored the tour, and the first chapter of the Warped Tour History was written.

1998 was a golden year in the Warped Tour History as the show went international in this year. The venues were Australia, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States. 1999 was also a significant year as the tour started in New Zealand and Australia. It started again in United States for the northern hemisphere summer and ultimately ended in Europe.

The tour is a plethora of many attractions, and along with the music mania that it brings along, it also includes skateboarding and BMX cycling. The tour also brings with it a flea market-like atmosphere and lots of fun. There are tents set up by the bands to sell promotional merchandise. Independent record labels, magazines, clothing companies and even charities set up their displays as well. There is also a skateboard ramp which is at the center of the ground for anyone who loves to skate. It is also a major social event for the band members and their fans as the bands retreat to their tents after their performance to interact and sign autographs for their fans.

The Warped Tour History narrates that though this Warped Tour Festival is held just for one day in a local community, it is gaining momentum as a very popular and traditional summer event in the countries they tour.

In the pages of the Warped Tour History, 2006 was an important year as the Warped Eco Initiative” (WEI) was started then. Initiatives were taken to use biodiesel to fuel the buses; also, the usage of petroleum for various causes has been reduced by 30%. There is also a solar stage that rums from the solar power and can host about 8-10 performers per show. Washable dishes and silverwares are used when it comes to catering. Compostable corn and potato-starch take out boxes are also used. There are also interesting prizes that are given away to kids who volunteer to help recycle.

Beginning in 2009, two main stages were condensed into one, and the bands were asked to play 40 minute sets, as opposed to the traditional 30 minutes of the past.

Criticisms In Warped Tour History

Conflicts are bound to happen in festivals as paramount as such where more than 600,000 youngsters across the country are brought together with a lineup of 100 rock bands. There are frictions between rabid fans, angry bands or sometimes even a combination of the two! Controversy among bands and criticisms of ticket prices are also typical of large events like Warped Tour.

However, the Warped Tour History has proved it time and again that those are never enough to fade the enjoyment of the overall experience of the warped Tour.

It can be simply chalked up to "these things happen" - and they will always do.


The journey through the Warped Tour History shows that the warped Tour has been by far America's longest-running touring festival. It has also played a major and significant role in reviving punk music.
As new bands continue to emerge and cater to the diverse tastes of the new generations of the pop-punk and post-hardcore music lovers, the warped Tour is no doubt going to get increasing surges of popularity in the coming years.

Warped Tour Bands

  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Forever Came Calling

Event Name : Warped Tour
Start Date:Saturday, 14 June 2014 
End Date :Sunday , 3 August 2014 
Venue : United States, Canada

Warped Tour 2013

Vans Warped Tour 2013
Festival tour by Warped Tour
Location United States, Canada
Start date June 15, 2013
End date December 8, 2013
Shows 52
Website vanswarpedtour.com
Warped Tour tour chronology
Warped Tour 2012 Warped Tour 2013


Date City Country Venue
June 15, 2013 Auburn, Washington United States White River Amphitheatre
June 16, 2013 Portland, Oregon Portland Expo Center
June 19, 2013 Chula Vista, California Sleep Train Amphitheatre
June 20, 2013 Pomona, California Pomona Fairplex
June 21, 2013
June 22, 2013 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 23, 2013 Ventura, California Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park
June 26, 2013 Las Cruces, New Mexico NMSU Practice Field
June 27, 2013 Mesa, Arizona Quail Run Park
June 28, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada Silverton Casino Lodge
June 29, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah Utah State Fairpark
June 30, 2013 Denver, Colorado Sports Authority Field at Mile High
July 3, 2013 Noblesville, Indiana Klipsch Music Center
July 5, 2013 Toronto, Ontario Canada The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 6, 2013 Darien, New York United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 7, 2013 Holmdel, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
July 9, 2013 Virginia Beach, Virginia Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 10, 2013 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 11, 2013 Mansfield, Massachusetts Comcast Center
July 12, 2013 Camden, New Jersey Susquehanna Bank Center
July 13, 2013 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 14, 2013 Hartford, Connecticut Comcast Theatre
July 16, 2013 Scranton, Pennsylvania Toyota Pavilion
July 17, 2013 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania First Niagara Pavilion
July 18, 2013 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
July 19, 2013 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 20, 2013 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 21, 2013 Shakopee, Minnesota Canterbury Park
July 23, 2013 Bonner Springs, Kansas Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 24, 2013 Maryland Heights, Missouri Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 25, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 26, 2013 St. Petersburg, Florida Vinoy Park
July 27, 2013 West Palm Beach, Florida Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 28, 2013 Orlando, Florida Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 29, 2013 Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 30, 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center
July 31, 2013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater
August 2, 2013 Dallas, Texas Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 3, 2013 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center
August 4, 2013 Houston, Texas Reliant Center Parking Lot
November 9, 2013 Berlin Germany Berlin Arena
November 10, 2013 Eindhoven Netherlands Klokgebouw
November 16, 2013 London, England United Kingdom Alexandra Palace
November 17, 2013
November 23, 2013 Bern Switzerland BEA Festhalle
November 24, 2013 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
November 29, 2013 Brisbane, Queensland Australia RNA Showgrounds
November 30, 2013 Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Coffs Harbour Showgrounds
December 1, 2013 Sydney, New South Wales Barangaroo
December 6, 2013 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Exhibition Park
December 7, 2013 Melbourne, Victoria Birrarung Marr
December 8, 2013 Adelaide, South Australia Ellis Park

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