THE VANS WARPED TOUR PRESENTED BY JOURNEYS®
COMES TO ATLANTIC CITY BEACH FOR
AN EXCLUSIVE EAST COAST EVENT
25TH ANNIVERSARY TWO-DAY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 & SUNDAY, JUNE 30
PRE-SALE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
ARTIST LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST
Source: Live Nation
Atlantic City, NJ | January 28, 2019 – Set to a backdrop of sun, sand and surf, the Vans Warped Tour will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a special two-day extravaganza on the beach in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, 2019. Atlantic City will be one of only three cities to host the Warped Tour and the only one on the East Coast.
The Vans Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary event features 50+ bands across multiple stages over the two-day event, extreme sports ranging from skateboarding to motocross, and an exhibit of Warped Tour art that has come out of the tour’s history.
“With the [Vans Warped Tour] 25th Anniversary events, we want to bring the atmosphere of a classic Warped Tour show, but on a scale that our fans simply could not get with a national tour “ explains Kevin Lyman, tour creator “The bands, the special attractions, everything – we want to bring back elements that have made the Warped Tour, Warped Tour, over the past 25 years.”
The event is produced by Live Nation in association with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the City of Atlantic City as part of the Atlantic City BeachFest.
“We’re thrilled to host the only East Coast celebration of Vans Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary on the Atlantic City Beach,” said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “Warped Tour was meant to take place on the surf and sand, so we welcome fans from across North America to experience this unforgettable weekend with us in Atlantic City.”
Over the last five years, the Atlantic City BeachFest has featured performances by P!nk, The Chainsmokers, Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Brantley Gilbert, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum Bell Biv DeVoe, DMX and many more.
“The CRDA is again excited to sponsor beach concerts with Live Nation. This year’s festival alone will bring tens of thousands of music tourists to the resort and confirm Atlantic City’s place as the live entertainment capital of the East Coast,” said CRDA Chairman Robert E. Mulcahy.
“We are excited that Atlantic City and Live Nation have partnered to bring this awesome event to our great city,” said Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam. “We are looking forward to this special celebration that will bring more excitement to our beach.”
Over the Vans Warped Tour’s 24-year run, the New Jersey-New York-Pennsylvania area and Northeast Corridor have been cornerstones for the scene; giving rise to bands across all eras of Warped. From the punk and ska roots of Agnostic Front, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Big D and the Kids Table, to post-hardcore staples like Glassjaw and Thursday, to the growth of “emo” with My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday, to the resurgence of pop-punk with The Wonder Years, Man Overboard & more.
Pre-sales will begin on Monday, February 25th and tickets will be available to the public on Friday, March 1st.
The band lineup and special attractions will be announced on Friday, March 1st.
The Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary celebration will also host events at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on June 8 in Cleveland, OH; and Shoreline Amphitheater on July 21 and 22 in Mountain View, CA.
About Vans Warped Tour:
The Vans Warped Tour was the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour grew to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more. It established itself as one of the best tours to attend to discover emerging acts, to learn more about wonderful non-profits and companies who are working to make a positive impact on the world that surround them, and to meet like-minded friends.
The tour 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.
Over the past two decades, Vans Warped Tour built a legacy as the must attend summer festival for rock and music lovers alike. Since its start in 1995, it provided a platform for established as well as up-and-coming artists, with alumni including blink182, No Doubt, Sublime, Beck, Katy Perry, NOFX, Limp Bizkit, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Eminem, Yellowcard, Bad Religion, and countless others.
Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the “Best Tour/Festival” and Rolling Stone called it “America’s Most Successful Festival”.
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