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Fullscreen taps Warped Tour creator for massive YouTube concert
YouTube and Vine stars will rule Pasadena this fall.
INTOUR, the company’s entry into the space, will take place Sept. 13, at the Pasadena Convention Center in southern California. The lineup features a who’s who of Fullscreen talent, including Connor Franta, Ricky Dillon, Jc Caylen, and Sam Tsui—most of whom have seen success at VidCon or on previous DigiTour and DigiFest appearances.
To produce the event, Fullscreen tapped teen tour veteran Kevin Lyman, the man behind the Warped Tour. It’s a smart move, as Lyman has been cultivating a traveling circus of teen culture for years. Transitioning to the world of digital creators feels inevitable.
“When approached by Fullscreen to help produce this event, it made total sense given our history of developing longstanding music festivals,” Lyman said in a press release. “These creators have built incredible relationships with fans with their videos, and we’re excited to bring that online experience off the screens and onto the stage.”
The tour offers general access starting at $42, but in its FAQ, fans are only guaranteed to meet their favorites if they upgrade to VIP access, which starts at $80. There’s also a $150 option that promises an intimate dinner experience with the creators for only 75 lucky fans.
Perhaps the most telling bit of its FAQ is that underage fans are welcome with or without supervision, but that they will offer free guardian tickets to anyone over the age of 26 attending with a minor—a clear indicator of the age range Fullscreen expects to attract. Plus, the over-18 area promises adult beverages for weary parents and late-20-somethings alike.
Older fans, now is the time to offer to take your niece or nephew to an event if you too want to meet your favorite YouTubers.
Photo by Tiffany Ronquillo/Flickr (CC By 2.0) | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III
A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.