Korn, Limp Bizkit, & Prophets Of Rage Set For Vans Warped Tour Japan

Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Prophets Of Rage have all been booked for Vans Warped Tour Japan. That event will take place on March 31 – April 1. As previously announced, the Vans Warped Tour will make its last cross-country run in the U.S. next year.

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Vans Warped Tour To End Cross-Country Touring After 2018 Edition

The 2018 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will be its last cross-country run. You can find a statement from founder Kevin Lyman, along with the confirmed dates below.

Lyman said the following:

“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour. Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. 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.

In 1995, I had already worked many years in the music business, including spending four summers on the Lollapalooza tour, and I thought, ‘for one summer I would like go out and put on my own show’ mixing music and action sports. With the support of so many people, I have now spent the last 23 summers bringing that show to a city near you. We have brought that show to over 11 million people around the world and watched that same world change while doing so.

I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world. Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point.

Bands like Quicksand, Sublime, L7, No Use for A Name and No Doubt jumped on in the very first year.

Touring many summers with my friends and peers like – Pennywise, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag and The Offspring are just some of my fondest memories. More include, having Blink-182 travel on my bus in 1997 when the world opened up to them and made them the superstars they are today.

The Vans Warped Tour was the platform to witness the rise of pop punk with Sum 41, Simple Plan, MXPX, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.

The birth of Emo – with bands like Thrice, Thursday, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack and Jimmy Eat World.

Fast-forward to the summer in 2005 when TRL and Warped Tour helped launch the careers of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold.

I witnessed Warped alumni like The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, No Doubt and even Kid Rock play the Super Bowl. I’ve even had the pleasure of seeing Green Day play the Rose Bowl.

More recently, I’ve watched bands start out on a small stage and work their way up to the main stages by meeting as many fans as possible and continuing to hone their craft while on the tour. Bands like Paramore, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Echosmith, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Every Time I Die, Neck Deep, Beartooth and so many more.

What has always made me proud was when I read that Warped was the most diverse show of the summer where you could find Eminem and Ice-T on the same stages as Sevendust, Pennywise, and 7 Seconds.

I am so grateful to have worked with more than 1,700 bands over the last 23 summers. I wish I could thank every band that has played the tour.

The Vans Warped Tour has become the community I had always hoped for. We have worked with over 90 non-profits each summer shining a light on new and growing groups giving our community the resources they need to connect with people who can help them, but also encourages our community to help each other.

To Write Love on Her Arms, Music Saves Lives, Feed The Children Now, Keep a Breast, Hope For The Day, Canvas Foundation, Living The Dream and A Voice for the Innocent have built their organizations from the Warped Tour parking lots across the country. This even inspired me to start my own foundation Unite the United.

The work we do each summer on “give back days” has become part of our DNA. My brain is etched with the image of the church ladies after Katrina serving beans and rice to The Casualties with their upright mohawks, finding a common ground where no one was judging anyone. Then finding out the only working business in the county seemed to be the moonshine still and the locals showing up with a crate to share with the crew later that evening.

The long hot days that ended around a BBQ with food, drink and more music are some of the best times. Enjoying the days off, taking people jet boating, house boating, river rafting and sometimes even skydiving. I witnessed lifelong friendships being made, sparks of romance that led to ‘Warped weddings,’ and unfortunately now, more notices of passings where a proper good bye was not able to be said.

I want to thank my supportive family who has been through the highs and lows, Darryl Eaton at CAA, Steve Van Doren and Vans, Kate, Julie, Allison and Steph. My hard ass working crew who puts that show up and down each day, the sponsors which without them this tour would not happen, the bands and their crews, the promoters who took a risk on us at the beginning and continue to be supportive.

It will be bittersweet each morning when I see the sun rise and then watch it set knowing that this will be the last time I get to witness it from that exact spot.

Though the tour and the world have changed since ’95, the same feeling of having the ‘best summer ever’ will live on through the bands, the production teams, and the fans that come through at every stop.

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.

I truly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during this final cross country run, and getting to thank you for your support on this wild adventure. Until then, take care and be safe.” – Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour)”

He also talked about his decision during an interview with Billboard:

“We were doing fine, but we had a pretty big dip last year. It was that younger end of the demo. It was an interesting tour — the bands didn’t feel the dip because the fans that were there were super engaged… Everyone’s lining up at 11 o’clock and they don’t want to miss a band.

So that [younger] demo changed, but then I talked to people after the tour and bands did great on merchandise, they had great crowds — everyone had good crowds in front of the stage. But that casual fan that’s learning how to go to a music festival — they were not there last summer… It was a really great show, sponsors were happy, but our attendance was down.”

He later continued:

“…To be honest, this past summer, the 14 to 17-year-olds disappeared. I kept thinking, “Is it the Warped Tour? Is it the bands I booked?” Well no, I booked all the bands that should become the next Sleeping With Sirens or Pierce The Veil. I booked Neck Deep and Knocked Loose and I Prevail and Beartooth — all doing really well as bands. But when our demo jumped, our average age jumped almost three years last year, up to 19. So then you’re sitting there at night on the bus going, “Where are the kids?”

This year, The Atlantic ran a great story wondering if kids just don’t want to go out… You talk to people across the country and they say, ‘Yeah, my kids don’t want to go out anymore. They just stay in their room. They want to stay in their room and they want to watch Netflix.’

So I think as an industry, we’re gonna be facing some big challenges. And then some people go, ‘Well, kids are into hip-hop right now.’ And I go, ‘Well, the younger end of that is not going to shows.’ But if we don’t get kids out of their rooms and going to shows, they’ll turn into 18-to-21-year-olds soon… If you don’t have the DNA of going to concerts by then, it just doesn’t become a part of your lifestyle.”

Tour Dates:

06/21 Pomona, CA
06/22 San Diego, CA
06/23 Mountain View, CA
06/24 Ventura, CA
06/26 Phoenix, AZ
06/29 Las Vegas, NV
06/30 Salt Lake City, UT
07/01 Denver, CO
07/03 St/ Louis, MO
07/05 Bonner Springs, KS
07/06 Dallas, TX
07/07 San Antonio, TX
07/08 Houston, TX
07/10 Nashville, TN
07/12 Virginia Beach, VA
07/13 Camden, NJ
07/14 Holmdel, NJ
07/15 Hartford, CT
07/16 Pittsburgh, PA
07/17 Toronto, ON
07/18 Cincinnati, OH
07/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/20 Detroit, MI
07/21 Chicago, IL
07/22 Minneapolis, MN
07/23 Milwaukee, WI
07/24 Indianapolis, IN
07/25 Darien Center, NY
07/26 Scranton, PA
07/27 Mansfield, MA
07/28 Wantagh, NY
07/29 Columbia, MD
07/31 Charlotte, NC
08/01 Atlanta, GA
08/03 Orlando, FL
08/04 Tampa, FL
08/05 West Palm Beach, FL

Survey Launched For 2018 Vans Warped Tour, Canadian Date Confirmed

A survey has been launched to see what bands fans want to see at the 2018 edition of the festival. You can fill that out HERE. In other news, Kevin Lyman has confirmed that Vans Warped Tour will officially return to Canada. A July 17 date is scheduled for Toronto, ON.

Wilmington, NC Date Of 2017 Vans Warped Tour Cancelled

The July 4 Wilmington, NC date of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour has been cancelled. You can see what organizers had to say about that below.

Official Statement:

“To all our fans – it is never easy to do this, but due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to cancel the 7.04 Wilmington, NC show.

From the Vans Warped Tour team, the bands, and all of our sponsors, we are truly sorry that this had to happen. We were completely blind-sided by the city of Wilmington, NC and have tried to work through everything as fast as we could.

We were working with HUKA Entertainment as our partner and the officials of the city of Wilmington, NC decided to not enter into a contractual agreement with Huka Production, LLC of North Carolina; instead the city pulled the permits that would allow us to have the show. This decision was based on a few concerns that included the venue’s ability to meet the logistical challenge of our tour, as nothing of that large of a scale has been done at the sports complex before. Ultimately the decision of the city resulted in the Vans Warped Tour being tied up and has left us unable to carry out the show.

“It is unfortunate we are unable to hold the Warped Tour at Legion Stadium as we had worked for months to try and make it happen. However, events held at city facilities must be hosted by groups with the ability to provide safety for concert goers as well as financial viability for ticket buyers. We hope we can host similar events here in the future.” – Malissa Talbert, Wilmington Communications Manager

If you purchased a ticket, you currently have three options:
1) USE THE TICKET AT ANY OTHER VANS WARPED TOUR SHOW:
We welcome y’all at any other 2017 Vans Warped Tour show! You just need to bring your hard ticket to the yellow Guest List tent out by the main entrance gates. There you can exchange your 7.04 Wilmington, NC show ticket for a ticket to that show.

2) REFUND – PURCHASED ONLINE VIA TICKETFLY:
Reach out to customersupport@ticketfly.com to receive your refund. We recommend sending your order number and/or original confirmation email when you reach out.

3) REFUND – PURCHASED AT A JOURNEYS STORE:
Mail your physical ticket and customer info (full name, shipping address, email address) to the below address to be directly issued a refund:
CCRL – Vans Warped tour
5200 West Century Blvd
Suite 810
Los Angeles, CA 90045
**DO NOT go to the Journeys store for a refund, they will NOT be able to process it for you”

Metairie, LA Date Of Vans Warped Tour Gets Cancelled

The June 28 stop of the 2017 Vans Warped in Metairie, LA has been cancelled. Kevin Lyman posted the below video regarding that:

Lyman also shared the below statement as well:

“To all our fans – it is never easy to do this, but due to circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to cancel the 6.28 Metairie, LA show. From the Vans Warped Tour team, the bands, and all of our sponsors, we are truly sorry that this had to happen.

If you purchased a ticket, you currently have three options:

1) USE THE TICKET AT ANY OTHER VANS WARPED TOUR SHOW:
We welcome y’all at any other 2017 Vans Warped Tour show! You just need to bring your hard ticket to the yellow Guest List tent out by the main entrance gates. There you can exchange your 6.28 Metairie, LA show ticket for a ticket to that show.

2) REFUND – PURCHASED ONLINE VIA TICKETFLY:
Reach out to CONTACT to receive your refund. We recommend having your order number and/or original confirmation email on hand before you call.

3) REFUND – PURCHASED AT A JOURNEYS STORE:
Mail your physical ticket to below address to be directly issued a refund:

CCRL – Vans Warped tour
5200 West Century Blvd
Suite 810
Los Angeles, CA 90045

**DO NOT go to the Journeys store for a refund, they will NOT be able to process it for you”

Track Listing Revealed For 2017 Vans Warped Tour Compilation

The track listing has been revealed for the 2017 Vans Warped Tour Compilation. That release will be available on June 16, and it can be preordered HERE.

Details for standard addition:

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01 – Neck Deep – “Can’t Kick Up The Roots”
02 – New Years Day – “Relentless”
03 – Blessthefall – “Keep What We Love & Burn The Rest”
04 – Microwave – “Vomit”
05 – Silverstein – “Ghost”
06 – Jule Vera – “Scarlett Letter”
07 – Anti-Flag – “Without End”
08 – Movements – “Kept”
09 – The White Noise – “Brainwashed”
10 – Hawthorne Heights – “Common Crook”
11 – William Control – “Analog Flesh In A Digital World”
12 – Being As An Ocean – “OK”
13 – Bad Cop/Bad Cop – “Retrograde”
14 – Boston Manor – “This Song Is Dedicated To Nobody”
15 – Hands Like Houses – “Momentary”
16 – tiLLie – “pink + blue”
17 – Trophy Eyes – “Nose Bleed”
18 – Big D and the Kids Table – “Oi DJ”
19 – The Ataris – “Trash Panda”
20 – Stacked Like Pancakes – “Sway”
21 – T.S.O.L – – “Sometimes”
22 – Save Ferris – “Anything”
23 – Too Close To Touch – “Sympathy”
24 – Creeper – “Black Rain”
25 – Fire From The Gods – “Diversion“

Disc 2:

01 – Beartooth – “Always Dead”
02 – Memphis May Fire“Carry On”
03 – Hatebreed – “From Grace We’ve Fallen”
04 – Attila – “Moshpit” (feat. Ookay)”
05 – War On Women – “Servilia”
06 – Hundredth – “Break Free”
07 – I Prevail – “Come And Get It”
08 – Emmure – “Torch”
09 – Alestorm – “Drink”
10 – Stick To Your Guns – “Universal Language”
11 – Municipal Waste – “You’re Cut Off”
12 – Knocked Loose – “Deadringer”
13 – Dance Gavin Dance – “Flossie Dickey Bounce”
14 – Sworn In – “Endless Gray”
15 – Fit For A King – “Cold Room”
16 – Counterparts – “Collapse”
17 – The Acacia Strain – “Model Citizen”
18 – Valiant Thorr – “Life Hands You A Demon”
19 – Candiria – “Opaque”
20 – Carnifex – “Necrotoxic”
21 – After The Burial – “Sway Of The Break”
22 – Sick Of It All – “DNC”
23 – Silent Planet – “Psychescape” (feat. Spencer Chamerlain)
24 – Sylar – “Soul Addiction”
25 – Strung Out“The Animal And The Machine”

Details for Target exclusive edition:

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01 – Andy Black – “Beyond My Reach”
02 – Neck Deep – “Can’t Kick Up The Roots”
03 – New Years Day – “Relentless”
04 – Blessthefall – “Keep What We Love & Burn The Rest”
05 – Microwave – “Vomit”
06 – Silverstein – “Ghost”
07 – Jule Vera – “Scarlett Letter”
08 – Anti-Flag – “Without End”
09 – Movements – “Kept”
10 – The White Noise – “Brainwashed”
11 – Hawthorne Heights – “Common Crook”
12 – William Control – “Analog Flesh In A Digital World”
13 – Being As An Ocean – “OK”
14 – Bad Cop/Bad Cop – “Retrograde”
15 – Boston Manor – “This Song Is Dedicated To Nobody”
16 – Hands Like Houses – “Momentary”
17 – tiLLie – “pink + blue”
18 – Trophy Eyes – “Nose Bleed”
19 – Big D and the Kids Table – “Oi DJ”
20 – The Ataris – “Trash Panda”
21 – Stacked Like Pancakes – “Sway”
22 – T.S.O.L – – “Sometimes”
23 – Save Ferris – “Anything”
24 – Too Close To Touch – “Sympathy”
25 – Creeper – “Black Rain“

Disc 2:

01 – Beartooth – “Always Dead”
02 – Memphis May Fire“Carry On”
03 – Hatebreed – “From Grace We’ve Fallen”
04 – Attila – “Moshpit” (feat. Ookay)”
05 – War On Women – “Servilia”
06 – Hundredth – “Break Free”
07 – I Prevail – “Come And Get It”
08 – Emmure – “Torch”
09 – Alestorm – “Drink”
10 – Stick To Your Guns – “Universal Language”
11 – Municipal Waste – “You’re Cut Off”
12 – Knocked Loose – “Deadringer”
13 – Dance Gavin Dance – “Flossie Dickey Bounce”
14 – Sworn In – “Endless Gray”
15 – Fit For A King – “Cold Room”
16 – Counterparts – “Collapse”
17 – The Acacia Strain – “Model Citizen”
18 – Valiant Thorr – “Life Hands You A Demon”
19 – Candiria – “Opaque”
20 – Carnifex – “Necrotoxic”
21 – After The Burial – “Sway Of The Break”
22 – Sick Of It All – “DNC”
23 – Silent Planet – “Psychescape” (feat. Spencer Chamerlain)
24 – Sylar – “Soul Addiction”
25 – Strung Out – “The Animal And The Machine”