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The 2018 Warped Tour will be festival's last run

Posted: 2:02 PM, Nov 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-15 20:02:06Z

The Vans Warped Tour, a long-running punk rock tour and festival that pushed the genre into national relevance, will end after 2018.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman shared the news on the tour's website, in an essay headlined " All Good Things Must Come to an End ."

"It will be bittersweet each morning when I see the sun rise and then watch it set knowing that this will be the last time I get to witness it from that exact spot," Lyman wrote. "Though the tour and the world have changed since ’95, the same feeling of having the ‘best summer ever’ will live on through the bands, the production teams, and the fans that come through at every stop."

The Warped Tour has been a summer staple in American cities since 1995. Each year, festival tour featured dozens of acts and multiple stages throughout cities in North America. Acts like Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, The Offspring, Simple Plan and Sum 41 got their start on the tour and helped start a pop punk revolution in the late '90s and early 2000s

Though Lyman said the 2018 tour would be the festival's last, he also wrote that he is currently preparing a 25th anniversary celebration for the first Warped Tour in 2019.

The cities and dates of the final Warped Tour are listed below.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.