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Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival, visited Chico State students for a discussion on Thursday. After working in the festival circuit for decades, Lyman's favorite part of managing tours has been watching bands grow from small stage acts to headliners. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Jake Hutchison

December 10, 2014

The first Warped Tour was a disaster. Tickets didn't sell, money was lost and founding Production Manager Kevin Lyman found himself frantically trying to pull together smaller shows to balance out profits. Concert connoisseur Lyman discussed his failures, comebacks and branding bands with Chico State stud...

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