The complete lineup for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour®, Presented by Journeys® has been revealed. The lineup was revealed during a historic live webcast, direct from Full Sail Live in Winter Park, FL. The webcast, co-hosted by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Warped veterans 3OH!3 (who return Warped this summer), included performances from a selection of bands on this year’s tour, including Less Than Jake, Real Friends, Wage War and Dash Ten.
The 22nd edition of Warped Tour welcomes back several fan favorites, including: New Found Glory, Tonight Alive, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, We The Kings, Sleeping With Sirens, Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Reel Big Fish and Pepper, to name a few.
The new Monster Energy Party Zone will present festival-goers with two stages of heavy music from bands such as Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, The Color Morale, Chelsea Grin and many more.
In keeping with its longstanding tradition of bringing music fans the best of newer, up-and-coming acts, this year also includes bands like State Champs, Like Pacific, In Hearts Wake, Capsize and From Ashes To New, plus much more.
“Who would have thought that we would be still bringing you the Vans Warped Tour in 2016? Each year I look forward to the summer and the chance to tour with so many old friends and hopefully some new ones,” says Lyman.
Jim Estepa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Journeys, adds, "As our partnership with Vans Warped Tour grows, we are thrilled to make the jump forward to naming both of the main stages this summer. The visibility, brand growth and full integration that we’ve been able to build into the program with the Warped team has been not only practically beneficial, but also an incredibly fun relationship to build. Over the years that we’ve worked together, we’ve grown our promotional presence, grown the offerings that we can make to our employees, grown our retail partnerships to include ticket sales in multiple markets and now grown to be the name partners of the main stages. It feels like a natural next step for us and we are excited to see what the future brings!”
As part of its ongoing mission to help those in need and encourage positive social change, the Warped Tour’s charitable organization Unite The United will be launching a charity auction to aid L.A. band The Ghost Inside in their efforts to recover from a devastating bus collision that occurred while out on tour last November. The auction will kick off on May 19 at Ebay.com/unitetheunited.
The 41-date trek launches in Dallas, TX on June 24 and concludes on August 13 in Portland, OR.
For the full list of confirmed artists, dates and venues, visit vanswarpedtour.com/bands.
Tickets for the VANS WARPED TOUR 2016 are now on-sale and can be purchased at vanswarpedtour.com.