Thursday, September 3, 2015

Founder Kevin Lyman: "There will be no age limit for Warped Tour 2016"


Last month Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman said "Next year we're going to have no kids on this tour". Now, in a new interview with The Gunz show said that bands and fans under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend Warped Tour in 2016.


Kevin Lyman said: "It was the last day of tour. I had just delt with some stuff, and this kid, sweet kid, had already written half of his story, he was just looking for a couple quotes to insert into it. And I said, ‘Man, I’m just gonna bring adults next summer out on tour. It would make my life a lot easier, in a sense.’ [Laughs.] And all of a sudden they inserted and added ‘under 21 is not gonna be allowed at Warped.’ Are you crazy?"

He added, "Warped has been about turning people on to music; getting them into festivals, getting them into a lifestyle that I think is still very, very good. The good doesn’t get highlighted like it should because we don’t run around and tout it. This music is good for people. And yes, it has saved people’s lives."