Vans Warped Tour Kick Off

At a press conference in March at the Vans Skatepark, the company announced its plans for the 1999 Vans Warped Tour. Since its inception in 1995, the international tour has seen attendance grow as much as 138 percent annually. The unique line-up of musical acts, skateboarding and BMX vert demos, and festival exhibitions has made the Vans Warped Tour one of the most prominent summer attractions for young people.

On the bill this year are musical acts Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Pennywise, Blink 182, Black Eyed Peas, Less Than Jake, Suicidal Tendencies, Ice T, and a host of others rotating on and off the tour as it circles the globe. Also new to the tour are the Groove Tent and ModArt fashion and art exhibits.

Warped Tour skateboard talent will include Steve Caballero, Mike Fazier, Neal Hendrix, Chris Livingston, Phil Hajal, Jon Comer, and others. The Vans Warped Tour ’99 kicks off June 25 in Austin, Texas.

The 1998 Vans Warped Tour documentary, Punk Rock Summer Camp, debuted at the press conference. The video features live performances and interviews of many of the bands and athletes on the tour. Proceeds form the sale of the video will benefit Boarding for Breast Cancer, Camp Pacific Heartland, LIFEbeat, and Surfrider Foundation. For more information about the Vans Warped Tour ’99 or Punk Rock Summer Camp, call Keri Lee at: (909) 482-4902.

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