A Special Thank You From Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys!
Celebrating an impressive 23rd year of delivering musical experiences like no other festival around, the Vans Warped Tour®, presented by Journeys®, is continuing to solidify itself as the must-attend summer music festival for rock and music lovers alike. In the tradition of commemorating the tour’s roots, the lineup from this summer included bands such as The Ataris, Sick Of It All, GWAR, American Authors, CKY, Municipal Waste, Neck Deep, Strung Out, Andy Black, Creeper, Anti-Flag, Save Ferris, Hatebreed and more.
The success of the summer is to be shared with the fans that came out to the festival during one of the toughest summers weather wise the tour has ever seen. As Huffington Post shared, “The loyalty of these fans is one of many cornerstones of the Warped Tour making it such an ever-evolving event each year…In a place where there is variety like this tour, the fans that show the most exuberance almost become the driving force of it all.”
On this year’s Tour, founder Kevin Lyman shares, “In 2017, we seemed to really connect with the core Warped Tour audience. We went back to the basics a bit more and saw that the legacy of the tour was solid.”
Giving back to the community has always been a foothold of the Warped Tour experience and this year was no different. Throughout the summer, there were nearly 20 National Organizations on the tour like Music Saves Lives, Peta2, To Write Love on Her Arms, A Voice For The Innocent, Hope For The Day, The Truth and Headcount along with about 90 Local Organizations that attended their local shows to spread awareness. 244,000 pounds of food was donated to various local charities and organizations via Feed Our Children Now and over 100 Eco Warrior volunteers came out to collect about 100,000 pounds of recyclable materials.
“It is important for our youth to get out and experience life, have a fun sweaty day, and maybe learn a thing or two from our many non-profit organizations,” shares Lyman.
This summer also gave fans amazing interactive experiences, thanks to the Sponsors and Partners behind the tour. Whether you were buying an iconic pair of Vans, educating yourself on an entertainment industry degree from Full Sail University or taking in some new information from truth®, fans were able to take part in creative brand activations.
Bands hosted special signings throughout the summer at the Journeys and Alternative Press tents and attendees were able to enjoy ice cold Mutant Super Sodas and delicious chocolate treats courtesy of Maltesers®. The Seattle crowd had a very special guest when a SnapChat Spectacles SnapBot dropped in to see some live music! Blaze Pizza even hosted special acoustic shows with Jule Vera on select dates. This tour truly has something for everyone. The entire Warped Tour team shares “Thank you to all of our sponsors & partners, this tour could not be what it is without your continued support.”
To learn more about all of the Warped sponsors: http://vanswarpedtour.com/sponsors/.
Looking ahead to next year, Lyman shares, “We will continue to build on what we set out to do in 2017; bringing a show that has a solid foundation in our scene, a balanced lineup, and a compelling experience.”
More updates on the Vans Warped Tour will be announced soon.
About Vans Warped Tour:
The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, is well known as America’s longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres.
The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives.
Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.