The travelling punk fest is coming to an end this year
Vans Warped Tour have responded to a number of highly-requested, heavily rumoured performances on their upcoming final run.
Now, the festival have responded via social media, outlining the reasons those artists and more are unlikely to make an appearance. On Blink-182, the tour tweeted: “We have the same agent & yet nothing.”
With regards to a Paramore appearance, Warped said, “word on the street is they’re doing their own tour,” while they confirmed that My Chemical Romance are “not reuniting”.
Check out the tweet below.
The Vans Warped Tour is a cross-country travelling festival, often dubbed a ‘punk rock summer camp’, and has been an integral part of punk rock lore for nearly a quarter of a century. Warped was immortalised in Blink-182‘s classic track ‘The Rock Show’, and has been integral to launching the international careers of everyone from Paramore, to My Chemical Romance, to Katy Perry.
“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour,” wrote Warped owner Kevin Lyman in a statement announcing the festival’s end. “Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.”