VANS WARPED TOUR AND idobi NETWORK PARTNER FOR SECOND YEAR OF WARPED idobi RADIO
May 12, 2015 (Washington, DC) — The idobi Network, home of the world’s #1 alternative internet radio station, idobi Radio, announced today they will again partner with the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys to air Warped idobi Radio (WiR), eight weeks of exclusive programming that is “just like being there.” Last year’s WiR programming saw as many listeners per event as ticket holders and featured original weekly shows and interviews with the top bands on the tour lineup, and an accompanying dedicated mini-website.
“idobi Radio has played and supported Warped Tour artists for 15 years. We’re thrilled to be in the trenches, for the second year in a row, bringing idobi listeners exciting and exclusive content.” – Eddie Barella, idobi Radio Program Director.
For over 15 years listeners from around the world have tuned in to to hear their favorite alternative rock music along with original radio shows hosted by multi-platinum artists, celebrities, and music insiders. idobi Radio has remained committed to discovering the biggest talent in the genre, including rock game-changers Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore. idobi’s unique partnership with the Vans Warped Tour, America’s longest running tour, is the perfect blend to bring the best music and most innovative new artists to the masses, both live and digitally.
From June 8–12 and June 15–19 listeners will be treated to exclusive pre-interviews with featured artists and behind-the-scenes teams that make the tour possible. Warped idobi Radio will begin broadcasting on June 22nd and air through August 2nd. Exciting new programming will include Talk in My Shoes, a behind the scenes look at the people who make the tour possible; idobi’s Warped Roots, an in-depth look into the careers of some of the Warped Tour’s biggest bands; and Line Reports, a fun and informative dialogue with the tour’s most excited fans as they get ready to experience the year’s most anticipated event.
Beginning June 8th, fans can tune-in each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4pm ET on the idobi Radio player. Additionally, this year idobi will roll out a much anticipated upgrade to their iOS and Android app that will bring the Warped Tour straight to listeners all summer long.
About the idobi Network
The idobi Network (idobi.com) provides a curated music experience focused on new music and artists. It includes idobi Radio, the Internet’s #1 alternative rock stream, winner of the 2014 RAIN Internet Radio Award for Best Single-Stream Webcaster. The idobi Network’s worldwide audience reach is over 5.7 million listeners every month, making it one of the most listened to online broadcasting companies around the globe (as certified by Triton Digital). The station’s average Time Spent Listening (TSL) far surpasses corporate giants like Clear Channel and personalized streaming services like Pandora—all while remaining an independent company.
About Vans Warped Tour:
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Further, www.vanswarpedtour.com even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to: www.vanswarpedtour.com. Now in its 20th year, the 42-date tour will commence June 13 in Houston, TX and end on August 3 in Denver, CO.