Kevin Lyman

  1. Warped, Beatport Team Up for Three-Year Deal

    July 07, 2014 11:48 AM EDT Warped founder Kevin Lyman and Beatport executive creative director Clark Warner on their ambitious plans, including potential remixes and helping artists tailor their sound "a little bit for a different audience" It's a Sunday afte ...

  2. Moving from Bar Band to Arena Sell-Out: CAA, Live Nation, Bowery Presents, Paradigm, Warped Tour, WME Execs Discuss @ Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 1:36 PM EST What’s today’s pathway from club gigs to arenas? And, for a developing band, is there such a thing as a “traditional” touring cycle? A gang of leading agents and promoters discussed the business of breaking young acts in the live space in The Ro ...

  3. Neil Portnow Honored By Clive Davis, Randy Philips, Martin Bandier, Kevin Lyman, Others

    December 10, 2012 9:10 AM EST The following video interview with Neil Portnow, CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, is from the latest edition of Billboard magazine. In addition to a special feature package on Portnow, who is celebrating ...

  4. Neil Diamond to Be Honored as 'Legend of Live' at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards

    October 16, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Billboard announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond will receive its prestigious Legend of Live Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Additionally, Harlem's legendary Apol ...

  5. Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour 'Family' Members On How the Tour Keeps Rolling

    April 06, 2012 7:45 AM EDT Vans Warped Tour founder/producer Kevin Lyman has been working to keep his mobile gang of bands and backroom staff rumbling along since 1995. It's no small feat, keeping this longrunning institution shipshape in the face of a rapidly changing ...

  6. Backbeat: Vans Warped Tour Kickoff Party With Kevin Lyman, Epitaph Execs, Yellowcard, Dead Sara, More

    March 30, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Kevin Lyman, founder/producer of the Vans Warped Tour, surrounded by the artists who will be heading out on the road. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren) Kevin Lyman still employs an "old-school" method when it comes to picking bands for the Vans Wa ...

  7. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  8. Bret Michaels, Mavis Staples Headline Grammy Foundation Show; Newcomer L.P. Wows the Crowd

    February 10, 2012 7:45 AM EST A Star is Born: L.P., a.k.a. Laura Pergolizzi (left) with Tamzin Brown, an actress and filmmaker. L.P. is best known for the song "Into the Wild" featured in a CitiBank commercial, blew away attendees at the Grammy week event One Night O ...

  9. Billboard Touring Conf: Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Learns to Evolve

    November 10, 2011 1:38 PM EST Fast-talking Warped Tour founder, 4fini Productions President, and SideOneDummy Records partner Kevin Lyman is learning to adjust. After 18 years of criss-crossing the U.S., "the average fan [at the Warped Tour] is 17-and-a-half." This m ...

  10. 'Earn It Yourself' Program Is Grooming Next Generation of Music Execs on Warped Tour

    June 28, 2011 3:09 PM EDT When Sarah Saturday started laying the groundwork for the Earn It Yourself program in 2003, it was intended as a networking platform for motivated unsigned bands. But in the last eight years, EIY has gained the support of the Vans Warped Tour and ...

  11. Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Talks This Year's Lineup, Ticket Prices and How It's Changed Over the Years

    June 17, 2011 5:25 PM EDT The Vans Warped Tour has grown from just over 25,000 attendees in its debut year of 1995 to an estimated 580,000 this summer, and the one thing that tour founder Kevin Lyman says he never stops thinking about is how to give fans the most for their ...

  12. Warped Tour Lineup Leaks

    March 25, 2011 10:02 AM EDT The Vans Warped Tour will holds its tour-announcement press conference and kick-off party tonight at the new House Of Vans in Brooklyn, but some of the drama of that event was taken away when a few fans got an unplanned sneek peak at a YouTube ann ...

  13. Country Throwdown Returns With Willie Nelson

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Country Throwdown tour, this year branded as Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown, returns with confirmed acts Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell and Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real. 4fini Productions, ...

  14. Country Throwdown Cancels Four Shows Citing Low Ticket Sales

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Lyman, the co-producer of the Country Throwdown amphitheater tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, has announced that four upcoming shows on the North American trek have been canceled because of low tic ...

  15. Madonna Takes Top Honors At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Madonna 's Sticky & Sweet tour was the big winner at the sixth annual Billboard Touring Awards, taking home honors for Top Tour and Top Draw, which acknowledge the highest-grossing and highest-attended tours of the year, respectively. Mad ...

  16. Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry To Headline Country Throwdown Tour

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The debut run of the Country Throwdown tour, the country music venture from Warped Tour producers 4fini Production, will feature Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, little Big Town and Jack Ingram. The tour of amphitheaters, which was first tipped h ...

  17. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  18. Warped Tour's Lyman To Receive Billboard Humanitarian Honor

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be named the 2009 Humanitarian Award honoree at the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 5. The Humanitarian Award recognizes the philanthropic efforts of a touring professional. Lyman's acknowledg ...

  19. Billboard.biz Q&A: Warped Tour Co-Founder Kevin Lyman

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fifteen years have passed since the launch of the Vans Warped Tour, and co-founder Kevin Lyman still loves every minute of it. The 2009 version of the 46-date traveling punk rock festival started June 26 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., a ...

  20. Warped Co-founder To Launch Country Tour

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vans Warped tour co-founder Kevin Lyman plans to launch a similar tour for the country genre, and has opened an office of his 4fini Productions in Nashville to put the tour together. Lyman, who has also launched the Rockstar Taste of Chaos and Roc ...

  21. Slayer, Manson, Bullet Anchor Second Rockstar Fest

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tour founders/producers Kevin Lyman and John Reese will reprise their Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, with headliners Marilyn Manson and Slayer topping a main stage bill that also includes Bullet For My Valentine and another act to TBA. Pro ...

  22. Warped Tour Adds Latin Flair

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Latin acts are getting the Warped Tour stamp of approval this year, with Spain's indie electro-popsters The Pinker Tones booked for the whole U.S. tour, plans underway for a Mexican installment of the Warped Tour and a special South by Southw ...

  23. Summer 'Mayhem' Tour Hitting 30 Amphitheatres

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour, with Slipknot and Disturbed topping the bill (Billboard.biz, Jan. 10), will play 30 Live Nation amphitheaters in North America during July and August. Rockstar Mayhem is produced by Warped founder Kevin Lyman, his ...

  24. Lyman, Reese To Launch Rockstar Mayhem Tour

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese, Lyman's partner on the Taste of Chaos tour, are assembling the first ever Rockstar Mayhem tour, Billboard.biz has learned. Slipknot and Disturbed are already confirmed. The outing, sponsore ...

  25. Touring Panel Spotlights Best Promotion Strategies

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Raising awareness for concerts and music-related events among fans is an ongoing challenge for those in the music business. A discussion about how to best reach concertgoers was the topic of yesterday's (Nov. 15) "You Oughta Know" p ...

  26. Vans Warped Tour 2007 Grosses $18.6M

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 2007 Vans Warped tour grossed about $18.6 million and sold 622,467 tickets to 45 shows, according to tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman, president of 4fini Productions. The 13th edition of the Warped tour wrapped Aug. 25 at the Home Depot C ...

  27. Warped Tour's Lyman Delves Into Film

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As this year's annual Vans Warped Tours comes to an end Aug. 25 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman will soon have his hands full with another project: the upcoming teen comedy flick "Endless ...

  28. Lyman To Keynote Billboard Mobile Conference

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At Billboard's upcoming Mobile Entertainment Live! conference March 26, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be the featured keynote speaker in an exclusive Fireside Chat interview. So what is the founder of the Warped Tour doing at a mobile ...

  29. On The Road

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped tour, says booking the hundreds of bands that cross its stages is not what one would call an exact science. Read Ray Waddell's column. Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped tour, says booking the hund ...

  30. Warped Founder Eyes 'Chaos' Tour

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warped tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman will roll out a similarly-modeled project this winter, Taste of Chaos. The tour, produced in partnership with Freeze Management and Daryle Eaton at Creativ Warped tour founder and producer Kevin Lyman w ...

  31. Crusty Demons Extreme-Sports Tour To Debut In June

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The debut Crusty Demons tour will play some 20 U.S. arenas this summer beginning in June. The tour, which does not feature live music performances, includes extreme-sports athletes performing to recor The debut Crusty Demons tour will play some 20 ...