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.
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.
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.
Event Name : Warped Tour
Start Date:Saturday, 14 June 2014
End Date :Sunday , 3 August 2014
Venue : United States, Canada
|Vans Warped Tour 2013|
|Festival tour by Warped Tour|
|Location||United States, Canada|
|Start date||June 15, 2013|
|End date||December 8, 2013|
|Warped Tour tour chronology|
|Warped Tour 2012||Warped Tour 2013|
|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|