Vans Warped Tour – Summer 2018

The last cross-country Vans Warped Tour takes place this summer from 6/21-8/5. The tour will start in California and end in Florida. Being that this is the last cross-country tour, fans expected the lineup to be nothing short of amazing. Kevin Lyman really delivered with this lineup. It is a fantastic way to end the tour with a bang.

The lineup features bands from across a wide range of genres within the scene. Some of my personal favorites will be making an appearance on the final run of the tour. There are a few bands on the lineup set to only play a few dates including my favorite band, All Time Low (A little bitter I won’t be able to see them).

Some are not a fan of the lineup saying most of the bands they want to see aren’t playing their date. Others such as, TCAP member Emily Sulkowski, said “I’m ready to have the sweatiest, rowdiest, best day ever.” She also went on to say, “I love the lineup so much and I think it’s gonna attract younger and older fans alike.” I totally agree with Emily but also agree that more bands should be playing the full tour.

You can see bands and artists all the way from pop punk band, State Champs all the way to the death metal band, Nekrogoblikon (trust me I never heard of them either, but I’m intrigued). Some warped tour staples such as Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, Reel Big Fish, and Less than Jake will be making appearances on the tour which really takes the tour back to its roots. Less than Jake has been on the tour since 1997 and this summer will be their 10th time appearing on the tour! It’s exciting to see a mix of new bands and older bands all coming together to make this last tour one for the books.

Thank you, Kevin Lyman, for all that you have done to bring this scene together every summer. I am sad to see the tour go but I am happy that it happened. It was the first place I ever photographed a concert and it will forever hold a special place in my heart for that. Looking back on where I started to where I am now, without warped tour I never would’ve gotten here.

Rebecca McKay

MAKEOUT – Chain Reaction 2/23/18

Catch MAKEOUT on Vans Warped Tour ALL SUMMER!!

The Camera Affect Promotions |Instagram Twitter | Youtube

Photography courtesy of  Jamie Kaufman

Hands Like Houses | Vans Warped Tour 2017

Photography by : Angel Haines

Vans Warped Tour | 7/16, Columbia, MD

 The Camera Affect Promotions |Instagram Twitter | Youtube

Memphis May Fire – Vans Warped Tour 2017

Photography by : Angel Haines

Vans Warped Tour | 7/16, Columbia, MD

 The Camera Affect Promotions |Instagram Twitter | Youtube

Gwar & I Prevail | Vans Warped Tour 2017

Photography by : Angel Haines

Vans Warped Tour | 7/16, Columbia, MD

 The Camera Affect Promotions |Instagram Twitter | Youtube

Beartooth | Vans Warped Tour 2017

Photography by : Angel Haines

Vans Warped Tour | 7/16, Columbia, MD

 The Camera Affect Promotions |Instagram Twitter | Youtube

Andy Black | Vans Warped Tour 2017

Photography by : Angel Haines

 The Camera Affect Promotions |Instagram Twitter | Youtube