Warped Tour announced 2018 will be the last cross country run of the tour. “I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country—sometimes around the world—as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour,” Kevin Lyman shared in a statement.
“The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever,” he added.
Many fans and musicians are responding to the news on social media, sharing their favorite memories of the tour. See the heartfelt responses below:
Zach DeWall, Set It Off
Incoming tweet about the end of warped!
From being a kid going to warped just dreaming about one day playing it… to playing the entire tour on main stage, it’s some of my favorite memories and I️ could never forget all the amazing times I had.
Thank you @VansWarpedTour ��
— Zach DeWall | (@ZachSIO) November 15, 2017
Every Time I Die
thank you for the kind words @KevinLyman. @VansWarpedTour changed the life of the band and the lives of every member, so if this is the last year you just tell us where and when to plug in. pic.twitter.com/KJqyCoW5GS
— Every Time I Die (@everytimeidie) November 15, 2017
— MARMOZETS (@MARMOZETS) November 15, 2017
The Warped Tour was something we all grew up dreaming about. Even just attending would have been insane. Thank you for everything Kevin. We wouldn’t be where we are without you and everyone else behind the scenes. Some of the best days of our lives ✌️ https://t.co/bcKwZxu8oh
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) November 15, 2017
So many memories, so many friends, so many shows. Warped will never die❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/VgJJWp4G7M
— Good Charlotte (@GoodCharlotte) November 15, 2017
Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low
The Warped Tour introduced me to the counter-culture, the music and the DIY dream that inspired me to create and perform. Without it, I probably would not be where I am today. Honored to have been a part of the legacy. Thanks @KevinLyman & everyone involved over the years. https://t.co/9FLmzzpJuY
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) November 15, 2017
Jayden Panesso, Sylar
Last year of @VansWarpedTour next year. The memories are absolutely endless. From going to attending every year as a fan since I was 14, to finally playing it this year with Sylar. Nostalgia is an understatement. Thank you for an amazing ride, Warped tour. pic.twitter.com/ck8SIxcBX6
— Jayden Panesso (@JaydenPanesso) November 15, 2017
Jamie Tworkowsi, To Write Love On Her Arms
i’ll never forget hearing how @TWLOHA’s first day at Warped went back in 2007. We had sent what we thought was two weeks worth of merch. Sold basically all of it the first day. It was a turning point, clear that something special was happening. https://t.co/MYVIy2C3f2
— Jamie Tworkowski (@jamietworkowski) November 15, 2017
Ben Langford-Biss, As It Is
Getting to play even one full Warped tour meant a hell of a lot. I grew up in the UK reading Kerrang Warped Tour issues about my favourite bands on it dreaming of it. Thank you @KevinLyman for having us in '15 & everything you've done for our scene. Warped will be truly missed. https://t.co/8tPvB7FHT0
— ben is okay. (@benasitis) November 15, 2017
Does this mean in 10 years Warped Tour will reunite with the original lineup and headline Riot Fest?
— Riot Fest (@RiotFest) November 15, 2017