An annual music tour that has been making the rounds of the U.S. and Canada since 1995 will rock no more, after a final installment in 2018. Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman announced plans today to wrap up the traveling music festival after its 24th installment next year.
The tour is considered to be the largest traveling music festival in the U.S. and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived as an eclectic gathering focusing on alternative rock, the festival quickly became known as primarily a punk rock event. The tour has featured a wide range of bands, including No Doubt, Sublime, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag, The Offspring and Blink-182.
Lyman hinted that a 25th anniversary celebration will still take place in 2019.
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