On Aug. 3, the Vans Warped tour concluded its 20th summer on the road after selling 521,000 tickets across 44 dates at $45 apiece.

"I missed my projection by about 6,000 tickets," says founder Kevin Lyman, which he chalks up to a "rocky" tour start due to less-than-optimum routing in the early going. But given the affordable ticket price, he says the 2014 tour's $23.4 million gross is not bad for "a bunch of club bands."

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