Fans of Warped Tour were confused when Kevin Lyman just tweeted out a set of dates earlier this week for Warped 25th anniversary dates in 2019. Wasn't Warped Tour over?
Yes, and no. The cross-country touring festival that Warped Tour was is over, but even last year, in the press releases for the final tour, they said they would do occasional destination festivals throughout the country, and that's what Lyman was promoting. Here is the new statement from Lyman clarifying:
It was truly an honor to do a final cross-country run of Warped in 2018; to see fans from all eras of the tour come out for a day to celebrate an event that meant so much to them.I walked away from the final show with a true sense that the Vans Warped Tour became the community I had always hoped for.
I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.[…] The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, continuing to inspire creativity and ambition in new and exciting ways as we prepare for a 25th anniversary celebration in 2019.
The dates so far are:
6.08 Cleveland, OH
6.29 East Coast show (Location TBA)
6.30 “East Coast show (Location TBA)
7.20 West Coast show (Location TBA)
7.21 West Coast show (Location TBA)
We'll keep you posted when there is new info.