Warped Tour 1998

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Warped Tour 1998
North American tour by Warped Tour
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Warped Tour 1998 logo
Start date June 30, 1998
End date August 9, 1998
No. of shows 34 (North America)
Warped Tour concert chronology

Warped Tour 1998 was the 4th edition of the Vans Warped Tour. The 34-date North American tour began on in Phoenix, Arizona, and ended August 9, 1998 in Austin, Texas. Four concerts were held in Canada, with the rest in United States locations. After the North American tour ended, Warped Tour traveled overseas for the first time, with a modified lineup appearing in Europe, Australia and Japan.[1]

The tour featured four stages — two main and two side — and included a "World Warped Stage" sponsored by ASCAP/ Ernie Ball that showcased local bands.[2][3][4] The band lineups and running orders on the stages differed between dates. The tour headliners included Bad Religion, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Deftones, NOFX, Rancid, Reverend Horton Heat, and The Specials.[5][6][7] A 2011 Warped Tour retrospective article in the Dallas Observer deemed the 1998 lineup one of the four best ever Warped Tour lineups in its 17-year history up to that point.[8] Other attractions featured on the tour included skateboarding demonstrations by pros such as Steve Caballero, Neal Hendrix, Andy Macdonald, Mike Frazier, and Jen O'Brien.[7][9] A tour documentary, Punk Rock Summer Camp, was released on VHS in 1999 and on DVD in 2003.[10][11]

The July 18 concert in Somerset, Wisconsin at Float Rite Park was merged with the heavy metal festival Ozzfest for the first and only time, resulting in a 12-hour, six-stage, 48-band event called "Ozz Gets Warped"[7] with attendance first reported as 60,000[12] and later as 39,000.[13][14]


Tour dates (North America)[edit]

Date City Country Venue
June 30, 1998 Phoenix United States Celebrity Theatre
July 1, 1998 Del Mar Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 2, 1998 Laguna Hills Lion Country Safari
July 4, 1998 Lake Tahoe Boreal Ski Area
July 5, 1998 San Francisco Pier 30/32
July 7, 1998 Seattle Kingdome Lot
July 8, 1998 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum
July 9, 1998 Estacada United States Timberbowl
July 10, 1998 Nampa Idaho Center
July 11, 1998 Salt Lake City Utah State Fairgrounds
July 12, 1998 Boulder Franklin Field
July 14, 1998 Tulsa Mohawk Park
July 15, 1998 Fenton Buder Park
July 16, 1998 Chicago United Center Parking Lot
July 17, 1998 Milwaukee Brewers Stadium Parking Lot
July 18, 1998 Somerset Float Rite Park Amphitheatre
July 19, 1998 Lawrence Burcham Park
July 21, 1998 Pittsburgh IC Light Amphitheatre
July 22, 1998 Pontiac Phoenix Center
July 23, 1998 Cleveland Nautica Stage
July 24, 1998 Toronto Canada Toronto on the Docks
July 25, 1998 Montreal Parc Jean Drapeau
July 26, 1998 Québec City Expo Cité
July 28, 1998 Buffalo United States La Salle Park
July 29, 1998 Northampton Three County Fairgrounds
July 30, 1998 Philadelphia Core States Spectrum
July 31, 1998 Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium
August 1, 1998 New York City Randall's Island
August 2, 1998 Asbury Park Asbury Park
August 4, 1998 Jacksonville Jacksonville State Fairgrounds
August 5, 1998 Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
August 6, 1998 Orlando Central FL Fairgrounds
August 8, 1998 Houston Astro Arena
August 9, 1998 Austin South Park Meadows


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  2. ^ McLennan, Scott (1998-07-26). "A Little Anarchy For 20 Bucks! The Four-Year-Old Warped Tour Remains on the Cutting Edge". Telegram & Gazette. Worcester, Massachusetts. p. 3 – via ProQuest. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Powers, Ann (1998-08-03). "Pop Review: Rebellious Punkers Going Corporate". The New York Times. New York City. p. E1. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  4. ^ "More ASCAP Action: Seriously Warped Individuals". ASCAP.com. ASCAP. 1998-10-01. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  5. ^ Newman, Melinda (1998-04-04). "This Summer's Tour Lineups". Billboard. New York City: BPI Communications. p. 78. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  6. ^ Warped Tour (2009-08-04). "'95-'15 Vans Warped Tour Posters: A Look Back on Warped With Posters From the History of the Vans Warped Tour, 1995- 2015: 1998 Vans Warped Tour Poster". Flickr.com. Warped Tour. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  7. ^ a b c "Vans Warped Tour 1998". Transworld Skateboarding. Carlsbad, California: Time Warner. 2000-03-07. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  8. ^ Grubbs, Eric (2011-06-21). "Looking Back at the Best and Worst Lineups Seen in Warped Tour's 17 Years of Existence". Dallas Observer. Dallas, Texas. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  9. ^ Geery, Brooke (1998-09-02). "Northampton: The 1998 Vans Warped Tour: A Day of Snowboard Rock". Yobeat. Portland, Oregon: Brooke Geery. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  10. ^ "Vans Warped Tour Kick Off". Transworld Skateboarding. Carlsbad, California: Time Warner. 2000-02-24. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 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. 
  11. ^ "Warped Tour - Punk Rock Summer Camp (1999): DVD". Amazon.com. Amazon.com. 2003-09-09. Archived from the original on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  12. ^ Thomas, David (1998-07-20). "When the Ozzfest and Warped Tours Collide". MTV. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  13. ^ MTV News Staff (1998-07-22). "Deftones Talk About Ozzfest/Warped Marriage". MTV. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  14. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (2013-07-19). "10 Straight Facts on the Warped Tour". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Retrieved 2016-01-30.