Forever Warped: 25 Years of The Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys® Debuts at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on June 8th
Exclusive Live Stream & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Announced
In celebration of a quarter-century of the iconic travelling music festival, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame kicks off the special exhibit opening and anniversary concert featuring Simple Plan, Hawthorne Heights, Meg & Dia, and more on June 8th.
Quintessential Warped Tour artifacts including Katy Perry’s tiger-striped dress and pink guitar used on Vans Warped Tour 2008, which was Perry’s very first tour, a damaged guitar used by Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman on the 2005 tour, and No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont’s Gibson Explorer played at the original Vans Warped Tour in 1995 will all be on display.
First-hand live stream fan experience at the Rock Hall includes live performances, band interviews with Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and other special guests as well as a walkthrough of the new exhibit and opening ceremony. Live stream is powered by Monster Energy. Tune into the 4pm EST stream on rockhall.com/W25 or on the Rock Hall's Facebook and Twitter pages.
A limited number of anniversary concert tickets are available and can be purchased here.
This exhibit and exclusive concert is sponsored by: Journeys, Vans, Monster Energy, truth® and Full Sail University.
“A significant part of Warped Tour DNA is the support of multiple non-profits. Kevin Lyman’s commitment to onsite charities has helped immeasurable numbers of people and introduced the value of giving back to concert attendees. The results are impressive in their reach and concrete impact. Our programs Feed Our Children NOW! and I’m Down to Vote are grateful to be part of the family of Warped charities,” said founder, Lana Posner. “In our 12 years with Warped Tour, Feed Our Children NOW! Collected more than 2 million pounds of food supporting 39+ charities each summer. Organizing and enabling 1,300,000 meals is valuable experience for our volunteer empowerment program, Youth Helping Youth.”
“Since 2014, Kevin and the Vans Warped Tour team have been amazing partners of Hope for the Day by working with us to use their platform to break the silence around mental health and raise the visibility of resources across North America,” said CEO Jonny Boucher. “In the past 5 years, we have distributed over 300,000+ resources, spoke on stage 1200+ to millions of fans and continuously reminded the punk rock community that IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK. We look forward to celebrating their impact and legacy with everyone in Cleveland!”
"Vans Warped Tour is an iconic festival in the touring music scene and has provided generations of fans the opportunity to see their favorite bands in their neighboring towns and cities across the nation,” said Full Sail University's education director of audio arts Dana Roun. “Full Sail is proud to have had our graduates work behind the scenes and with numerous artists throughout the years during the multi-city concert tours, and we congratulate Kevin Lyman and Van’s Warped Tour on this incredible milestone achievement.”
“For over two decades, the Vans Warped Tour was an exciting and unique way for us to bring the Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit to life through music and action sports,” explains Steve Van Doren, vice president of global events and promotions at Vans. “Working alongside Kevin [Lyman] and meeting thousands of bands has been a lifetime experience that I can’t thank him enough for. The Vans Warped Tour will always remain a really important part of who we are and we’re humbled to be a part of the ribbon cutting of the special exhibit that will see the legacy of the annual tour live on through these artifacts in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”
"For the past 20 years, the Vans Warped Tour offered an invaluable opportunity to engage with our youth audience in a unique and personal way while building a movement of activists nationwide," said Eric Asche, chief marketing officer of Truth Initiative®, the national public health organization that directs and funds truth®. "We know music is a powerful force for change, and our years on tour gave us the chance to inspire concertgoers to use their voice and speak out against Big Tobacco. Vans gave us the opportunity to educate people while having fun and we thank them for this incredible ride and helping us save lives."