The largest traveling concert in the United States, Vans Warped Tour, will make its first New England stop on July 9, 2017 at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT. The traveling rock festival kicked off its 2017 tour in May and it’s clear the concert has grown tremendously since its inaugural show in 1995.
With its XFINITY Theatre appearance on every rock-loving New Englanders’ mind, why not to take a look at how Vans Warped Tour has changed over the last two decades?
The 2017 lineup features artists like Good Charlotte, We the Kings, Mayday Parade, The Maine and over 85 other alternative rock artists. In 1995, the lineup included Sublime, No Doubt, L7, Guttermouth and only a dozen other bands performing on one stage at each tour stop. Besides a massive increase in the number of performers, the lineup of Warped Tour bands changes every week in 2017 and most venues have a handful of stages on which the artists perform.
Today, a General Admission ticket costs $43.50. Back in 1995, a ticket for the festival would only set you back $15—the cost of a post-concert Plan B burger with fries in 2017!
Today, the Warped Tour poster is focused around its signature arrow-shaped logo, which ties in the Vans partnership. Back in ’95 the festival’s relationship with Vans wasn’t yet developed, let alone the iconic logo!
In 2017, an estimated 10,000 people will attend the festival’s 41 shows. Back in ’95, the tour only made 25 stops and was attended by a fraction of people.
Will you be one of the 10,000 to attend Vans Warped Tour this summer when it makes a stop at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT? Tickets are still available, here.