No Doubt

Rock and roll’s biggest remaining traveling festival will have one more run before saying goodbye. Producer Kevin Lyman, who founded the Vans Warped Tour in 1995, issued a statement yesterday (Nov. 15) saying the 2018 Warped Tour will be its final run.

“I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world,” Lyman noted, “Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point. Bands like Quicksand, Sublime, L7, No Use for A Name and No Doubt jumped on in the very first year.”

“Touring many summers with my friends and peers like--Pennywise, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag and The Offspring are just some of my fondest memories. More include having Blink-182 travel on my bus in 1997 when the world opened up to them and made them the superstars they are today.”

Lyman cited a trove of other Warped Tour alumni as well, adding, “What has always made me proud was when I read that Warped was the most diverse show of the summer where you could find Eminem and Ice-T on the same stages as Sevendust, Pennywise, and 7 Seconds. I am so grateful to have worked with more than 1,700 bands over the last 23 summers. I wish I could thank every band that has played the tour.”

To read Lyman’s statement in full, click here.