When it was announced way back in 2017 that Warped Tour would no longer fill our summers with music, the scene was sent into a collective low. The iconic tour played a huge role in the careers of artists who have become major players in the world of pop punk, alt-rock, and metalcore, leaving a most-pit sized imprint on our hearts forever more.
In December last year, festival organiser Kevin Lyman announced that in 2019, a special 25th-anniversary edition of the festival would take place in 3 different cities and would pay homage to the roots of the festival.
Now, Lyman has taken to Twitter hinting that the festival may indeed take place across 39 cities in 2019.
“We were just talking in the office and decided putting 3
@VansWarpedTour shows together is more work than a whole tour.. maybe we should find 39 cities in between these dates and keep going….,” said Lyman in a tweet.
We were just talking in the office and decided putting 3 @VansWarpedTour shows together is more work than a whole tour.. maybe we should find 39 cities in between these dates and keep going….
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) February 23, 2019
Since the tweet was sent live, fans of the long-running festival have expressed their excitement at the potential idea of Warped Tour continuing its punk rock history.
“U can’t say this and then not do it,” said a blunt fan, and quite frankly, we agree! Our hearts cannot be toyed with like this. We refuse to, in the words of Ja Rule, be bamboozled, scammed and lead astray like this.
U can't say this and then not do it
— brb dying (@_zombry) February 23, 2019
Make the whole festival at the las vegas hard rock cassino again, i wanna pit in the pool
— Furby Queen (@DamnItElisa) February 23, 2019
FUCK YEAH! THAT’S AN AMAZING IDEA, KEVIN! WHY NOT?!
— FallingInOlivia (@oshanks3641) February 23, 2019
— Chris Goodwill (@toujours213) February 23, 2019
Do it please
— Alex ☾ (@stillwxrld) February 23, 2019
— wolfi (@akawolfi) February 23, 2019
Warped Tour 2018 saw festival alumni All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday and Sum 41 make special appearances, with scene front runners, Waterparks, Beartooth, As It Is and more take to the stage.
It was definitely bittersweet, but it felt like an appropriately mammoth send off to the tour that holds such a special place in our hearts. Only time will tell if Lyman is a man of his word, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates.