Kevin Lyman gives sneak peek of first Warped Tour 25th anniversary gig
We’re less than 24 hours away from the first Warped Tour 25th anniversary show, and Kevin Lyman is offering up a sneak peek.June 7, 2019
The festival founder is hard at work preparing for the first stop in Cleveland, and he’s sharing some information along the way.
Following his first look at the Atlantic City stop in May, Lyman is now doing the same for Cleveland.
Earlier this week, he reflected on the upcoming show, writing, “Looking forward to seeing many old friends in Cleveland this week and taking a walk down @VansWarpedTour memory lane as our exhibit opens @rockhall. Looks like the weather should be great for our party out front on Saturday!”
Looking forward to seeing many old friends in Cleveland this week and taking a walk down @VansWarpedTour memory lane as our exhibit opens @rockhall. Looks like the weather should be great for our party out front on Saturday!
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) June 5, 2019
Yesterday, Lyman echoed the same sentiment, calling out some of the bands who will be playing.
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) June 6, 2019
In addition to the aforementioned acts—Simple Plan, We The Kings, Hawthorne Heights, Meg & Dia, Emery and Chali 2NA & Cut Chemist—2019 Tri-C HS Rock Off Winner Peter McPoland And The Haps will also perform.
The Slackers were also just added to the lineup recently, announcing their addition on May 31.
@Theslackersband have been added to the @warpedtour25 25th anniversary show in Cleveland on June 8th! warped tour just released a few tickets they were holding for sale today. https://t.co/KtR5cExUNy pic.twitter.com/73YHl0GRCt
— The Slackers (@Theslackersband) May 31, 2019
Amid all of the excitement, Lyman shared the first look at the stage set-up outside of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
“Starting to take shape for the @rockhall @VansWarpedTour 25th anniversary party!”
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) June 7, 2019
Lyman also shared a snap outside of the Rock Hall with Steven Van Doren, Vans’ CEO and son of the company’s co-founder Paul Van Doren.
Been through the trenches with this man, Steve Van Doren! pic.twitter.com/IA7ZSCrhbf
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) June 7, 2019
More on Warped Tour
Cleveland’s date will have one stage for a one-day event outside of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. There will also be a mini skate ramp and a special exhibit titled “Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour.”
The exhibit will begin the same day as the event, June 8. It will contain documents and history from its 1995 inception to its final cross-country run in 2018. There will be instruments from Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Rancid and Reel Big Fish as well as stage clothing from Joan Jett and Ice-T.
Read more: 10 most memorable Warped Tour lineups
AP recently chatted with Rock Hall Curator Amanda Pecsenye about the Forever Warped: 25 Years Of Vans Warped Tour exhibit.
“It’s really exciting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the longest-running cross-country concert tour,” Pecsenye says. “Even though it’s wrapped up its cross-country run, it’s still wrapping up its legacy. But also, I think the exhibit is going to educate people that maybe were too young to attend a Warped Tour or be familiar with what it is.”
You can check that out here along with a behind-the-scenes look with Andy Black.
The Rock Hall will be streaming tomorrow’s Cleveland show with performances, interviews and more here beginning at 4 p.m. EST. You can also visit rockhall.com for more information on how they’re keeping the Warped vibes coming, post-shows.
As for fans attending, the doors will open at 3 p.m. tomorrow with the show and exhibit running from 4 to 10 p.m. Immediately after, Warped Tour will be hosting an official after party at the Phantasy. More information is available here.
For other Warped Tour shows, check out the upcoming list below and get lineup information and more here.
06/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
06/29 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beach
06/30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Beach
07/20 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre