Ever since it was announced a while back that the summer of 2018 would feature the final coast-to-coast Warped Tour there has been much speculation and fantasy bookings by fans of the alt music roadshow. The big reunions, the beloved bands of a generations, and a lot of ‘oh wow’ bands have been pitched by fans, but what does Warped Tour actually have to say about this? The lineup has not been announced yet, but they are not letting any rumors get running as they prepare to announce the anticipated lineup in a few weeks.
Warped Tour’s last tour stop in our neck of the woods will be July 21st at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL. Tickets go on sale February 26th, with the line-up announced on March 1st.
The Warped Tour Twitter cleared the record, and got a ton of flak for it.
@VansWarpedTour final tour should be a throwback tour of blink 182, All American rejects, Paramore, Yellowcard (I know they came back a few years ago,but they killed it) and maybe My chemical romance and Say Anything. GIVE US ORIGINAL MILLENNIALS SOMETHING.
— The Ashtray Diaries (@nippslip) January 14, 2018
.@blink182 we have the same agent & yet nothing 🤷♂️@therejects we tried, a band member didn't want to do it@paramore word on the street is they're doing their own tour@Yellowcard is no longer a band@MCRofficial not reuniting 🙅 @SayAnythingMuz we'll look into it! https://t.co/f7zMxDnNkP
— Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) February 16, 2018
Yes, those much-desired bands in Blink-182, My Chemical Romance (THE REUNION?!), All-American Rejects, and Paramore were all mentioned as no-gos for Warped ’18. This unleashed a tidal wave of hate on Warped for not delivering, but also simply mentioning these bands. What do you want them to do here? You put them on the spot.
This Twitter fire kept burning with All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter saying in a Tweet saying the band was approached to play a few dates but then “Warped Tour went full elitist and said ‘nope.” The two sides would ease tension later, but emotions are high as Warped goes for one more sweaty run under the hot American sun.