The annual summer Warped Tour ended its run in 2018 after 23 years, as a combination of the economics and promoter Kevin Lyman just "not feeling it" caused the annual touring festival to wind down. It made a brief return for the 25th anniversary with three destination shows in 2019. Now, Lyman is teasing he might bring it back again, under a different name.
When a fan jokingly tweeted "If Kevin Lyman doesn't bring Warped Tour back next summer, there's nothing for us emo kids to live for," Lyman responded "It might just be called something else."
It might just be called something else.
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) May 9, 2020
What that "something else" might be, we'll wait and see. It's hard to get too excited yet because who knows what the landscape of large gatherings will look like by next summer. Even though concerts are officially back in Missouri, and one is scheduled for Arkansas next week, it's going to be a while until thousands of people can congregate. Health experts predict restrictions on large gatherings won't be lifted until fall 2021.