Vans Warped Tour 2018 Reveals Lineup For Final Run
After weeks of speculations, Vans has released the lineup for the Warped Tour 2018. Performers include All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The Maine, and more.
The Final Vans Warped Tour Lineup
This year's tour will be the final curtain call of the traveling rock festival. In November, organizers have announced that the 2018 series of concerts, called Forever Warped 2018, will close the cross-country festival's 24-year run.
"We cannot thank you enough for making Warped Tour the highlight of your summer for the past 23 summers," said the event's organizers on a Facebook post. "For one final run — we will see you on the road and in the pit!"
For its final run, Vans is bringing some of the hottest rock bands right now. On Friday, March 2, the shoe brand announced the star-studded lineup for its final run.
Among the top performers are Simple Plan, All Time Low, Bowling for Soup, and 3OH!3. Warped Tour veterans We the Kings, The Maine, Mayday Parade, Taking Back Sunday, and The Used have also signed up to perform.
The Warped Tour has been integral to the rise to fame of many music icons such as Paramore, My Chemical Romance, and even Katy Perry. Blink-182 also immortalized the music festival in the song "The Rock Show."
The Vans Warped 2018 will kick off on March 31, Saturday, in Chiba, Japan. Meanwhile, the North American leg will launch on June 21 in Pomona, California.
The traveling rock festival will host shows in several venues in California, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Connecticut, Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and Toronto, Canada.
Tickets for each stop will go on sale on March 8, Thursday, on the Vans Warped Tour website, but the special bundles and collector tickets are now on sale for select venues.
"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," said Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman. "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."
In addition, to mark the festival's 25th year, there will be a celebration in 2019.