Post-2018 Will Be a World Without the Vans Warped Tour

The full cross-country tour will cease to exist

November 16, 2017
music festival


Prepare: Teen Angst is about to surge. Why, you ask? Because Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has announced that 2018 will mark its final, full cross-country run, citing a decline in ticket sales, lack of bands, and a changing festival culture as reasons, Billboard reports.

Born in the ‘90s, The Vans Warped Tour was a true millennial cherished by multiple generations.

During its first run in 1995, the Warped Tour showcased iconic bands like No Doubt, Sublime, and L7. The traveling festival has since had an impressive lineup of emo, rock, alternative, and pop-punk bands during its nearly quarter-of-a-century run, with Blink-182, Social Distortion, Avenged Sevenfold, Incubus, Bad Religion, Rancid, The Offspring, Sevendust, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Green Day, Kid Rock, and even Katy Perry and Eminem as just a few of the Warped Tour’s alums.

If you’re one of those people who doesn’t believe it ‘til you see it, you can read Lyman’s full statement here. And fear not—you can channel all that displaced angst in 2019 when there will be a special, 25th anniversary event to celebrate the massively successful festival.

Vans Warped Tour 2018 dates:

June 22: San Diego, CA

June 23: Mountain View, CA

June 24: Ventura, CA

June 26: Phoenix, AZ

June 29: Las Vegas, NV

June 30: Salt Lake City, UT

July 1: Denver, CO

July 3: St. Louis, MO

July 5: Bonner Springs, KS

July 6: Dallas, TX

July 7: San Antonio, TX

July 8: Houston, TX

July 10: Nashville, TN

July 12: Virginia Beach, VA

July 13: Camden, NJ

July 14: Holmdel, NJ

July 15: Hartford, CT

July 16: Pittsburgh, PA

July 17: Toronto, ON

July 18: Cincinnati, OH

July 19: Cuyahoga Falls, OH

July 20: Detroit, MI

July 21: Chicago, IL

July 22: Minneapolis, MN

July 23: Milwaukee, WI

July 24: Indianapolis, IN

July 25: Darien Center, NY

July 26: Scranton, PA

July 27: Mansfield, MA

July 28: Wantagh, NY

July 29: Columbia, MD

July 31: Charlotte, NC

August 1: Atlanta, GA

August 3: Orlando, FL

August 4: Tampa, FL

August 5: West Palm Beach, FL