On Wednesday, April 1st, Vans Warped Tour hosted a kick-off press conference and party to celebrate the upcoming summer tour, which will also be its 20th Anniversary!
The event was held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, and we got to catch up with two of our favorite Warped artists, both of which are playing the tour for the second year in a row. In his opening remarks, Warped founder Kevin Lyman announced that this year popular Youtubers (such as Bryan Stars) will be out on the road all summer to capture the Warped experience each day. “We think this is going to be the future of how we get the word out about music and festivals,” says Lyman.
The first show of the tour (in Houston, TX on June 13th) will be broadcast online as well. Lyman told us that the theme of the tour is “Warped Is,” in order to highlight what the tour means to people and to reference the 20th anniversary. The tour is continuing to prioritize philanthropy, with continued support of Music Saves Lives and a $5 donation request to people on the guest list.
After the artists in attendance took a group photo, we got the chance to talk to Echosmith and The Summer Set’s Brian Dales about their past and future Warped Tour experiences. Check out the interviews and photos below:
Brian Dales Interview – Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party
Echosmith Interview – Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off Party
Photos: Jordan McGill/CelebSecrets4U