Kevin Lyman – Founder, Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, & Mayhem Festival

Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, Mayhem Festival

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Kevin Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the hugely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world today. Now entering its 15th year, the tour reaches more than 600,000 kids each summer. In 2005 Kevin teamed up with John Reese to form Taste of Chaos, LLC (TOC, LLC) and produce the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour. Known to many as “Winter Warped” this tour has featured bands such as My Chemical Romance, The Used, Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars and Avenged Sevenfold. A separate Rockstar Taste of Chaos International tour runs from Australia to Japan to Europe and everywhere in between. He has also since founded the Mayhem Festival, a traveling roadshow of modern Metal, and is developing a Country tour to debut next year. In addition to production, Kevin is part owner of Side One Dummy Record Company, which has an impressive yet diverse roster including Flogging Molly, punk icons Suicidal Tendencies, Bedouin Soundclash, Gogol Bordello and swing favorites Royal Crown Review.