Sunday , June 16 2024

Recycling the Warped Tour: “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”

Van’s Warped Tour wheels out version number 11 this year beginning June 18 in Columbus, Ohio, with a lineup of 85 punk bands spanning about four generations (more, when you consider Billy Idol is guesting on select dates), spread over six stages:

The Offspring
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Strung Out
Dropkick Murphys
No Use For A Name
The Starting Line
Senses Fail
Hawthorne Heights
All-American Rejects
Avenged Sevenfold
Matchbook Romance
The Unseen
Bedouin Soundclash
Tsunami Bomb
The Bled
Strike Anywhere
The Explosion
Another Damn Disappointment
Valient Thorr
Riverboat Gamblers
The Matches
Hidden in Plain View
Plain White T’s
The Twenty Twos
From First to Last
The Actual
Dead Poetic
Seventh Echo
My Finest Hour
The Uncertain 5
The Culling Song
Abrasive Wheels
Open Hand
Roses Are Red
Bedlight for Blue Eyes
I Voted for Kodos
Boys Night Out
Yesterday’s Rising
Gatsby’s American Dream
Armor For Sleep
Between Home and Serenity
Greeley Estates
So They Say
The Receiving End of Sirens
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
My American Heart
Big D & The Kids Table
Bleed The Dream
The Feds
Opiate For the Masses
Bad Fathers
Dark Starz
Natives of the New Dawn
Hangar 18

The tour runs through August 15 (see all dates here) and is undoubtedly the biggest bargain of the summer concert season with ticket prices averaging $25.63.

If you want to be PART of the tour and not just a spectator, two positions are open for the Warped “recycle team”:

    The Vans Warped Tour is looking for TWO people to come on the road as the “recycle team” helping to keep the Tour clean. The job entails 8-10 hour shifts in the heat of the Summer as well as arranging local groups of volunteers to help pick up recycling goods during the duration of the tour The winners must be US residents over 18 and need to be available from June 16 – August 16th. The Tour will provide air transportation to and from the tour, daily bus travel, day off hotels, a $500 a week salary and a per diem of $30 a day and catering.

    If this sounds good to you, Write in 100 words or less “why you want to help keep the Vans Warped tour” recycled. Send the 100 words as well as your resume to [email protected]

Help out, have fun, make some money, meet bands – there are worse ways to spend a summer vacation.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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