Parents Get In Free At Warped Tour This Summer

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has devised a new marketing strategy for the world’s largest traveling festival that may add a significant boost to their overall ticket sales. This summer, parents taking their children to Warped Tour will be given a free ticket in exchange for helping their teens experience Warped.

Recognizing the value of happy parents is not exactly a new idea for Warped Tour. In year’s past the festival has hosted a ‘reverse daycare,’ which offers parents an escape from the chaos of festival grounds, as well as a number of other amenities. This latest move, however, is certainly the largest. By letting parents know they can not only watch over their children, but do so without paying extra money for something they themselves have little interest in, Warped Tour organizers are raising the likelihood parents will be willing to allow their teens to attend the traveling festival. It’s no longer about dropping your kids off at the gate and hoping for the best because now parents can enter without any cost to them and see the culture their child will be apart for the following twelve hours.

If you are interesting in participating in the free ticket program, simply escort your child to the tents outside the festival grounds marked for tickets and claim your pass.

Now that warped Tour has hopped on the free tickets for parents bandwagon, do you think other tours should follow? Comment below and let us know.

Man Overboard Release Warped Tour Preview

Van’s Warped Tour 2013 is officially underway, and though we are not participating this year we do plan to bring you an abundance of coverage in the weeks ahead.

On Saturday, Warped Tour kicked off its latest run with a stop in Seattle, WA. Man Overboard took this opening day to record a show teaser for their live show amidst the world’s largest traveling festival, and now fans around the world can enjoy the goods by clicking this link.

Man Overboard released their new album, Heart Attack, at the end of May. If you dig pop punk, check it out!

Warped Tour 2013 Compilation Artwork And Track List Revealed

Van’s Warped Tour 2013 is quickly approaching, and though there will be no stage this year you can rest assured we’ll be bringing you the big stories from the festival all Summer long. This morning the artwork and track listing for the latest Warped compilation appeared online, and guess what? It rocks.

Featuring Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon on the cover, the latest Van’s Warped Tour sampler feature fifty songs from the latest and great acts the alternative music community currently has to offer. Never Shout Never, Driver Friendly, We Came As Romans and more make an appearance. Take a look below the jump for the entire tracklist. The compilation will hit stores June 4.

Tickets are still on sale for Warped Tour so be sure to head on over to their official website to grab some while you still can. (more…)

Warped Tour Announces Next Seven Bands; Sleeping With Sirens, The Wonder Years

Warped Tour has added seven bands to this year’s lineup, including Sleeping With Sirens and The Wonder Years. Both will play  the main stage alongside Memphis May Fire. Also announced was Forever Came Calling, whose 2010 journey following Warped Tour was captured in the documentary, No Room For Rockstars.

You can find the full list of recently added bands after the jump and keep checking back for more Warped Tour announcements!  (more…)

Acoustic Basement To Tour In February 2013

Earlier this year, singer-songwriter Brian Marquis, former guitarist and vocalist for Therefore I Am, came up with a plan for an acoustic stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. With the approval of the tour’s founder and manager Kevin Lyman, Marquis went on to produce, manage, and perform on the stage all summer. He called it the Acoustic Basement, and despite being thrown into a loud boisterous punk rock festival, the stage was a huge success, attracting more and more fans and artists every day.

Now, before returning to next year’s Warped Tour, the Acoustic Basement will be taking flight on it’s own tour in February 2013. Artists performing on the tour will include Brian Marquis, Koji, A Loss For Words, Geoff Rickly (Thursday), and Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche).
More info and dates soon to follow.

In the meantime,click here to learn more about the Acoustic Basement and what it takes to run a stage on the toughest tour in America.

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Warped Tour, Feed Our Children NOW! Ticket Giveaway

Warped Tour and Feed Our Children NOW!, an organization which helps coordinate food drives across the country, have teamed up to offer charitable Warped Tour attendees a shot at free tickets. All you have to do to enter is donate to Unite The United or Feed The Children NOW!, and get friends to do the same. You can check out all the details after the jump. (more…)