10th IMA Judge: Kevin Lyman’s Warped Tour Going Strong
One of our 10th IMA Industry Judges, Kevin Lyman, is the founder of the Vans Warped Tours, the Taste Of Chaos Tours, and the Mayhem Tours. If this isn’t impressive enough he is also a partner at SideOneDummy Records!
Kevin Lyman’s Warped Tour kicked off this year with a sold out show April 9th in Hollywood, and began touring last week in Carson, CA with ticket sales that defy the economy. The Warped Tour seems to be recession proof and is not going unnoticed, Idobi.com writer Ari Benderski, in the article Warped Tour Exception to Summer Concert Slump states:
“Not all tours are doing poorly. Madonna, with a top ticket price of $300, is selling out nearly every show. Bongiovanni points out that Sting’s co-headlining tour with Annie Lennox is selling well in most markets, and the Vans Warped tour, celebrating its 10th anniversary, continues to attract hordes of young fans who love punk music and skateboarding.
With more than 35 dates left on the tour, Vans Warped Tour will continue blazing its way across the US (and Canada!) till the middle of August.
You can view more information about Vans Warped Tour here: http://mobile.warpedtour.com/warpedtour/index.asp
This will also be the first North American tour since 2005 for Andrew W.K., one of our 5th and 10th IMA Music Judges.