Montreal stop for the 2013 edition of the Vans Warped Tour cancelled
December 7, 2012
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It may be a very bad Christmas (or other religious holiday) for the Montrealers (in the Canadian province of Quebec) who were used on going to the Vans Warped Tour at Jean Drapeau Park (Parc Jean-Drapeau) each summer. Next summer – their punk rock “lifeblood” will been “severed”. Translation: there will not be a Warped Tour stop in Montreal in 2013.
The organizers at the Vans Warped Tour along with the promoter, Evenko has decided to take the 2013 edition of the Vans Warped Tour – off the road. There are some “unknown” reasons on why the organizers have decided to pull the plug on the 2013 edition of the Vans Warped Tour.
A quick look at Evenko’s Facebook page explains as follows:
“Together with the Vans Warped Tour team, evenko has taken the decision not to hold a 2013 edition of the event in Montreal. Please understand that this was not an easy decision to come to as the evenko team has had a hand in presenting the tour since its very beginning 18 years ago. However, interest for the event in the Montreal market over the past few years has not been strong enough to justify the production of an event of its magnitude. We welcome your suggestions and comments as we are committed to bringing you the best events possible.”
A subsequent look on Kevin Lyman’s twitter page goes as follows:
That special show still remains a mystery. Will it be something similar to the “Taste of Chaos” and/or the “Mayhem Festival”? Only time will tell. The only Canadian stop that will go ahead as planned is – Toronto. That tour stop will be at “The Flats at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre” (as it had this past summer) on July 5th, 2013.
As for people living in the Montreal area – they will have to make the drive along the Highway 401 or take the Megabus to Toronto. Also this year – they will be no early-bird pre-sales on March and April. The pre-sale is actually taking place right now (at the time of this blog posting) this year. To learn more on how to get tickets for the 2013 edition of the Vans Warped Tour and to inquire about “general information” about the 2013 edition of the Vans Warped Tour, visit www.warpedtour.com
Here’s a promo video for the 2013 edition of the Vans Warped Tour:
As for the bands, they have not yet finalized at the time of this blog posting. I will post those at a later date. I will keep you posted for further details.
Enjoy your weekend, folks (unless you are living in Montreal and are mourning the loss of this “lifeblood”….)