Just a few days ago, the final lineup for the 2018 Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys was revealed in a video from the festival, which can be found below. The final cross-country run will feature acts who have frequently played Warped Tour over the last 24 years as well as up-and-coming acts. Set to play are bands including Simple Plan, 3OH!3, Mayday Parade, The Maine, We The Kings, Reel Big Fish, Underoath, Grayscale, Tonight Alive, and Real Friends, among others.
Kicking off on June 21st in Pomona, CA and wrapping on August 5th in West Palm Beach, FL, the tour will feature newly named stages such as Mutant Red Dawn and Mutant White Lightningwhich will showcase the best in heavy and hardcore music. Attendees will also be introduced to the FEND Movement (Full Energy, No Drugs), launched in partnership with the Preventum Initiative, which aims to empower young people to make a stand against opiods. Other non-profits and educational workshops at the festival will include A Voice For The Innocent, American Red Cross, Hope For The Day, and To Write Love on Her Arms, to name a few.
“With more non-profits coming out there will be more options for our audience to hopefully get involved before, during, and after the tour. I am hoping that this last year encourages non-profits to partner with bands and for bands to partner with non-profits on their own events and tours once this summer is over.” – Sierra Lyman.
General admission tickets will be on sale March 8th. Early bird tickets and super fan bundles are on sale now. The first 500 tickets sold for each show will be the lowest price and include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour 50-song compilation.
It’s almost summer time, and out on my side of the earth (California), it’s creeping faster than normal. If I’m being honest, summer is my least favorite time of year. I’ve never been a fan of the heat, and I tend to gravitate more towards the crisp fall air and the sound of rain tapping on the windows. But at the same time, there’s something oddly comforting and exciting about this time of year. It’s easy to have a romanticized perception of summertime, but one of my favorite pastimes is just to drive. Even if it’s
just down the highway, having a small taste of escape while cruising around, windows down and music blasting, is always welcomed. I’ve discovered some of my favorite bands and albums while driving, and that sense is always seemingly heightened during the summer months. Night Argent has become another one of those bands for me. Their self-titled EP is as infectious as it is creative, and it’s the perfect fit for those summer night drives.
As many of you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness
Month. As avid breast cancer research supporters, we have put together a list of six brands/products
that we think our readers should check out! For a quick bio of the six companies we’re highlighting and each of their Breast Cancer Awareness products, keep on reading!
C4 Belts C4 Belts may not be a company you’re familiar
with now, but they’re making a name for themselves in the best way possible. C4
stands for Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. The company is all about
individuality where each customer makes their own choices, from beginning to
end. With every belt purchased through C4 Belts, you choose what cause will
receive at least 10% of your purchase. The company is currently working with
four different causes including Boys & Girls Club of America, Human Rights
Campaign, Best Friends Animal Society, and the National Breast Cancer
Foundation. For the month of October, the company has made two belts, Fight
Like A Girl and a Pink Splatter belt to raise both awareness and money for the
National Breast Cancer Foundation. For those who purchase one of these belts and
posts a picture of it online with the tag #Care4TheCause, C4 Belts will donate
an additional $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To create your own
belt, check out the site here!
Choonimals Clothing Company
If you’re an avid attendee to
the Vans Warped Tour, then Choonimals may be a familiar name to you. Having
participated as a vendor since 2010, this past summer the company announced
their title as the official artwork sponsor for the Vans Warped Tour. The
company is known for its unique, eye-catching ridiculous animal illustrations,
that fans have grown to love. During the month of October, the company has
released a pink version of their Señor Dientes shirt. Each purchase of the
shirt includes a Keep A Brest “I ❤ boobies” bracelet and $10 from each
purchase will go directly to KAB! Check out the shirt here!
Keep A Breast
For over a decade, The Keep A Breast
Foundation has partnered with the Vans Warped Tour, which has proven to be one
of the most successful partnerships to date. The foundation uses their booth
and social media to speak with fans, develop relationships with bands, and
bringing awareness to breast health. Keep A Breast uses four approaches for
what they hope to achieve: use the creative process to break down barriers of
expression, educate people (young and old) of the importance of checking
yourself, raising awareness of breast cancer, and using things like
storytelling at their Traveling Education Booth to organize benefit shows
through their DIY action program. Check out the foundation’s shop here!
Original lifestyle and performance audio brand,
Skullcandy, is known for being inspired by the creativity of youth culture.
Having teamed up with a variety of companies, Skullcandy has partnered with
Keep A Breast to release a limited collection. 50% of the proceeds from
products from this collection will support breast cancer prevention! With over
20 different headphone styles, you’re sure to find one that grabs your
attention! Check out the collection here!
Ten Brands One Cause
Only in its second year, Ten Bands
One Cause takes place during the month of October where ten bands re-issue
their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. Last year, the
company raised $30,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides
community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers.
This year, one dollar from each sale will be donated to Gilda’s Club NYC to
promote Breast Cancer Awareness. The ten limited pink vinyls are from artists
Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between The
Buried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce The Veil and Primus. To
pick up one of these limited edition vinyls, check out the site here!
The Giving Keys
Over the past few years, The Giving Keys
has received tons of attention in a truly unique way. Created to employ those
transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles, the company is known for
their key necklaces (made out of repurposed keys), which encourages customers
to join the Pay It Forward movement. The Giving Keys suggests that customers
wear and embrace the words on the keys that are purchased and then pay the
items forward to someone who needs the message more. For Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, the company has released a Survivor key stating, “survival is
an instinct, but a survivor is a victory.” Check out the necklace here!