(CLEVELAND) The Vans Warped Tour has partnered with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to create a special new exhibit, Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour, celebrating a quarter-century of the iconic traveling music festival. This comprehensive exhibit documents the history of the tour from its inception in 1995 through the final cross-country run in 2018.
Visitors will see artifacts from quintessential Warped bands and breakout artists from the tour’s lengthy run, including instruments played by members of Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Rancid and Reel Big Fish and stage clothing worn by Joan Jett and Ice-T. The exhibit will also present iconic items from the very first Warped Tour, as well as from 2018’s final touring run. And much more!
With this exhibit, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will recognize the cultural relevance of the Vans Warped Tour and its significance to the punk rock/skate community.
“Not only did Vans Warped Tour provide a launching pad for numerous artists, it also helped bring underground culture into the mainstream and created a real community for fans that may have struggled to fit in elsewhere,” said Amanda Pecsenye, Curator at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “The lasting impact of Warped Tour cannot be underestimated.”
On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, the Forever Warped will kick off with a special opening concert featuring bands from across the 24-year history of the tour, a mini vert ramp, and more!
Pre-sales for the concert and opening event will begin on Monday February 25th and tickets will be available to all on Friday, March 1st. The band lineup and any special attractions will be announced on Friday, March 1st.
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