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Thousands Of '90s Kids Cry Out In Angst As The Iconic Warped Tour Announces It's Coming To An End

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If you were a kid who was in any way into punk, emo, or heavy metal, in the late 90s and early 2000s, The Warped Tour was a music festival that you definitely looked forward to every year.


Beginning in 1995 and finding sponsorship from the Vans shoe company only a year later, The Warped Tour quickly grew to a massive festival, spanning dozens of cities in the U.S. and even branching into Canada.


It's really easy to see why it blew up the way it did too; looking at a list of the bands that have been featured at the festival basically reveals a who's who of alternative music. Bands like Deftones, Sublime, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, NOFX, Limp Bizkit, Bad Religion, Incubus, Hatebreed, Kid Rock, Rancid, My Chemical Romance, and AFI were all prominently featured at the festival, sometimes all in a single day!


While we all loved going to this tour as teens, it unfortunately looks like, much like a lot of other things from our childhoods, that all good things must come to an end: Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has announced that the tour's 2018 run will be its last cross-country run...

Read his statement on the whole thing...

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