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Kevin Lyman discusses his selection process for Warped Tour and teases reunion bands in an interview with The Gunz Show.
Christian Wagner on 02/26/14 - 10:24 PM
A video interview with Kevin Lyman can be found over at Billboard. Kevin talks about "how the Warped Tour and some of the bands he's worked with [...] have come full-circle from indie to major and back to indie again. Plus, he spoke about his new microbrew, the importance of monetization and getting "YouTubers" to play Warped."
Jason Tate on 11/16/13 - 09:39 PM
Escape the Fate have cancelled their upcoming European tour dates, including their appearances on Warped Tour Europe. The band claims that it's due to vocalist Craig Mabbitt's girlfriend expecting to go into labor, but Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman says they're lying.
pulling out of the Europe shows has nothing to do with having a baby, tell the truth it will set U free. Shame on u 4 lying.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/05/13 - 04:00 PM
Kevin Lyman's Unite the United Foundation is auctioning off items to benefit the Kenadee Lucker Educational Fund.
MessageWe are all in shock about the sudden and tragic death of Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence. Although the world and our lives will move on, he leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Kenadee, who will need the support that he promised her, and sadly will not be able to fulfill.

With that said, we feel his music family from the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival can step up to help in the best way we can and that is to dedicate our winter charity auction proceeds to a trust fund for her future education and care.
Please show your support by checking our...
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/29/12 - 02:59 PM
Check out a new interview with Kevin Lyman as he discusses this year's Warped Tour, here.
From the InterviewThatís weird. That one kid that yells at me online that I donít know what the fuck Iím doing, but you know what? Thatís ok. Maybe the tourís not for you anymore. The tour is not for everyone. Warped Tour is not for everyone. I believe that 10% of every scene is way too hardcore to be at Warped Tour. But 90% of the people out there are just music fans and want to have a good time. Maybe they will come to learn something. Maybe they will meet the people at To Keep A Breast or To Write Love On Her Arms or Invisible Children. Theyíre going to get involved in another way, you know?
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 01:06 PM
Happy birthday to Kevin Lyman, the founder of Warped Tour.
Christian Wagner on 04/05/12 - 08:46 AM
Kevin Lyman recently did a write-up regarding his opinions on "selling out," record labels, co-writers, and other things. Read it here.
Matthew Tsai on 04/08/11 - 02:24 PM
Happy birthday to Kevin Lyman (founder of Warped Tour).
Christian Wagner on 04/04/11 - 09:24 PM
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman recently gave an interview discussing the Mayhem Festival.

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Blake Solomon on 02/18/11 - 07:36 AM
A new interview with Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman can be read here.
On MillionairesTo me, Millionaires probably shouldnít have been on Warped Tour. They werenít ready for it. Trust me, they werenít ready as a live band.
Blake Solomon on 06/11/10 - 07:31 AM
An interview with Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman is here.

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Blake Solomon on 05/24/10 - 07:26 AM
On the state of the current music scene, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman says kids "just want to dance their faces off."
Anton Djamoos on 10/30/09 - 09:56 AM
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be named the 2009 Humanitarian Award honoree at the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 5.

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Blake Solomon on 10/02/09 - 12:47 AM
In a new interview with Punknews, Kevin Lyman defends the addition of Brokencyde, Millionaires, and Jeffree Starr to the Warped Tour roster.
From the interviewYou donít have to like Brokencyde, or Jeffree Star, or the Millionaires, and Iím not saying that I do necessarily. But they are doing something, capturing something, stirring up controversy. Punk bands used to stir up controversy; if youíre taking that as the definition of ďpunkĒ, these artists could fall under that category.
Steve Henderson on 06/16/09 - 06:12 AM
Kevin Lyman recently posted a news item on WarpedTour.com defending Millionaires.
News PostAlright HATERS, this one is for you. It is funny to see how much time many of you spend being negative about the smallest things, I sure hope you get it out of your system now or you may grow up and have one miserable life. HATERS really don't get ahead, you may not like something but move onto something you like and support and use your energy up in a positive way. Over the last 15 years the HATERS have bashed artists like Eminem, Kid Rock, The Black Eyed Peas, and many many more who have appeared on the warped tour, and look where their careers ended up.

That's the great thing about the...
Rohan Kohli on 05/29/09 - 10:44 AM
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be launching a country music-focused tour in 2010.
Tony Pascarella on 04/30/09 - 05:08 PM
Kevin Lyman has posted a ďKevin Wants You To KnowĒ blog about TV/TV. Check it out here. The band will be performing on all Warped Tour dates this summer.
Jamie Pham on 03/31/09 - 11:41 AM
Steve Henderson on 03/20/09 - 04:09 PM
The A.K.A.s have announced a handful of Canadian dates with The Artist Life and The Delinquints, which you can check out in the replies. Additionally, they were named one of Kevin Lyman's bands you need to know.
Tony Pascarella on 01/29/09 - 02:13 PM
Kevin Lyman recently sat down with Hurley.com to give fans an inside look at the Warped Tour. You can read the interview here.
From the InterviewYou have to come with an open mind. Itís not like you have to see the headliner or this band or that band. Itís the one show you can go to and see something youíve never seen before. I still think itís the best place for a 12 to 14-year-old. There are not a lot of music options out there for that age group.
Jamie Pham on 07/08/08 - 01:30 PM
Kevin Lyman (founder of The Warped Tour) will be the guest on The Ron Show, April 23rd @ 10am EST/ 7am PST.

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Jonathan Lally on 04/22/08 - 12:44 PM
Update: The chat is now over. A huge thanks goes out to Kevin for taking time to answer questions from our users. If you missed the chat, don't be afraid to enter the tread and poke around; there may even be a Warped Tour band or two hidden within.

Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST. Come in to find out more about the landmark festivals, what's in store for Kevin in the future, the music industry in general, or just to say hello.
Julia Conny on 02/05/08 - 04:53 PM
Don't forget that Kevin Lyman will be chatting tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Be there to talk about the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, Warped Tour, the music industry, or just to say hi.
Anton Djamoos on 02/05/08 - 06:12 AM
Kevin Lyman recently wrote a piece about this year's Warped Tour Smartpunk stage co-headliners Set Your Goals. You can read it here. If Kevin Lyman's recommendation isn't enough reason to check them out, the AP.net staff also thinks they're pretty good.
Anton Djamoos on 02/04/08 - 06:57 PM
Update: The chat is over Kevin Lyman is a failure at computers and thus was not able to figure out how to get this site to work, thus he has rescheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 8:00 p.m. EST. We would like to thank John Reese for being a part of this and for taking the entire chat by himself.

At approximately 9:00 EST, John Reese and Kevin Lyman, founders of the Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread under the names JohnReese and KevinWarped. Go to the replies to talk about the industry, what it takes to do a tour like this, or just say hello.
Anton Djamoos on 01/29/08 - 05:53 PM
Don't forget that on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, Kevin Lyman and John Reese from the Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour will be chatting on AP.net.
Anton Djamoos on 01/28/08 - 08:41 PM
Kevin Lyman and John Reese, co-founders of the Taste of Chaos Tour (perhaps you know them from their other exploits as well), will be doing an AP.net Chat this coming Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:00 p.m. EST.
Anton Djamoos on 01/25/08 - 12:28 PM
One of our astute readers listened to Kevin Lyman (creator of Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos) speak at Ferris State University earlier tonight and provided this detailed description of the highlights, including record industry thoughts, Warped '08, and a Warped '07 DVD. Read the full account below.
Fan ReportKevin Lyman [Warped Tour creator for those who don't know] just spoke @ Ferris State University for about 2 hours. I went and have some news involving Warped tour, etc.

Kevin spoke to about 150 people tonight at my school where I and most the others attending were/are Music Industry Management Majors. He opened with a story of his life. How he started in clubs, what he did in...
Anton Djamoos on 11/27/07 - 06:47 PM
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