Everyone knows that one of the biggest New Year's Eve parties on the planet is in Times Square New York City. We're giving you the chance to post your photos to our live billboard right in the heart of the New Year's Eve celebrations. Simply upload your photos to Vans.com/BeHere and be a part of it all. Happy New Year from Vans!
I'M IN THE BAND...Vans is stoked to be a part of the new Band Hero game. Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals. You can rock out in your favorite Vans Old Skools or Sk8 Hi's. Choose from 8 classic Vans patterns or make a custom pair in the shop. All the Vans featured in Band Hero are available in the real world so even if you are not a rock star, you can still look the part. Enter now for your chance to win a Band Hero Kit and a copy of the game!
Don't miss it! On February 20th @ 12PM both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA will be holding the annual Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. There will be two open divisions 6 - 13 and 14+. Winner of each division gets a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pairs). Check out the details below on the flyer...see you there!
Haven't appeared on the Vans giant billboard in the middle of the Big Apple yet? Don't worry, there's still time! Send in a message, photo or comment on today's topic, If you could tell everyone in the world one thing about yourself, what would it be? Visit Vans.com/BeHere to learn how.
People Under the Stairs x Vans Remix Contest Winners Announced! Fans were given a chance to download and remix PUTS "Hit The Top" to win limited edition items and autographed goods. Thes, one of People Under the Stairs handpicked the winners. Listen to the tracks that made it into the top 10 and even the track that topped them all.
Here's what you've been waiting for, the lineup for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour! As always we'll be adding more bands over the next few months but we wanted to share what we think is a great lineup for next summer. Check out the Dates and Bands pages to see which bands are playing in your city.
Ryan Guettler scores cover of BMX Plus magazine! Check out this huge no-footed can-can tailwhip from Ryan Guttler shredding the Clairemont Skatepark in San Diego last month. Jeremy Pavia shot the photo and was hinting that he still needed a good cover shot for the issue he was putting to bed that week. Well one month went by and BAM! Guettler and his Whip 3's are chilling on the cover of BMX Plus! You should come to Cali more often Ryan!
Australian Joel Parkinson, who four days ago lost his battle for the ASP world title with close friend Mick Fanning, sewed up his second consecutive Vans Triple Crown title and leaves Hawaii buoyed by the $50,000 Vans Triple Crown series bonus. The only person who could trump Parkinson was CJ Hobgood who lost in the quarter finals. CJ needed to reach the final to claim the Triple Crown.
The incomparable Joe Henry will be performing some select dates in support of his moving and critically lauded new release Blood From Stars. A review of the album in Spin observed "These soulful laments and menacing gospel rumbles don't really demand attention as reward it," while Billboard declared, "the new album is a testament to Henry's singular sonic vision and a masterful mix of history and mystery by an industry veteran who sounds like he's just getting started."
Have something to say? Vans wants to share it with the world!Your message will appear live on an NYC Times Square billboard. Today's topic: What does "Off The Wall" mean to you?Go to Vans.com/BeHere for more info. Post your message now!
Both parks wrapped up the year with a best trick contest on December 4th. Check out what went down at each skatepark below, and don't forget to check out the video recap from The Block....
The final day of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and Billabong Pipeline Masters, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will get underway at 9AM (HST) this morning in building 4-6ft surf at the Banzai Pipeline. We will see a new Vans Triple Crown and Billabong Pipe Masters champ crowned and $100,000 in Vans "Triple Threat" bonus money awarded. There will also be a an "expression session" just before the finals with many of the past Pipe champs surfing including: Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell, Derek and Michael Ho, Bruce and Andy Irons, Rob Machado and Jamie O'Brien. Watch the LIVE webcast and if you have FUEL TV, be sure to watch the finals LIVE on television - for the first time ever!
Volcom Entertainment Is Giving the first single "Show Me Your Teeth" from YEAR LONG DISASTER's new album "Black Magic; All Mysteries Revealed" which comes out on 3/9/10! Download it now and don't forget to mark your calendars to pick up their new album!
The Vans Triple Crown and Billabong Pipe Masters champions will both be crowned as soon as tomorrow with the finals to air LIVE on Fuel TV for the first time ever. Vans will also be awarding their $50,000 "Triple Threat" Bonus' to the Pipe Masters champ and Vans Triple Crown of Surfing champ. All eyes are on a larger swell forecast for Tuesday (tomorrow) that will see the final day of competition wrap up with eight remaining surfers in contention: Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, CJ and Damien Hobgood, Bede Durbidge, Dean Morrison, Taj Burrow and Flynn Novak. Check TripleCrownOfSurfing.com for event status updates each morning, and don't miss history in the making!
Get ready to see skateboarding's top pros and ams vie for their piece of $85,000 as the fifth Annual Vans Downtown Showdown presented by Rockstar Energy Drink invades Paramount Studios' Back Lot. The top teams in skateboarding including Girl, Flip, Blind (2008 winning team), Creature, Black Label, Foundation, Toy Machine, SK8MAFIA and Zoo York each submitted plans for obstacles and Vans picked the best of the lot for everyone to shred. Top skaters included Geoff Rowley, Johnny Layton, Brian Anderson, David Gonzalez, Brandon Westgate, Nick Merlino, and Felipe Ortiz.
Day of 3 of The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar energy drink - The Billabong Pipeline Masters - kicks off today at 8AM (HST) in 6-8 ft surf. Rounds 3 and 4 will compete, which includes world title contenders Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning, as well as Kelly Slater and the rest of the usual WCT suspects. Watch all the action LIVE online or on the new Vans "3X Surf" iPhone app.
Round 2 of the 3rd and final jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - The Billabong Pipeline Masters - is in ON for an 8AM (HST) start. Watch the worlds top surfers get barreled at the Banzai Pipeline - LIVE!
Taking into account all the back to school schedules, we've shorten the Vans Warped Tour by a week. Check out the Dates page to see when and where the tour will be hitting your town. Hope to see you out on the road and look for band updates next week!
The 3rd and final jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - The Billabong Pipeline Masters kicks off today in 6-10ft surf at the legendary Banzai Pipeline. There is a lot on the line at this event: an ASP world title dual between Joel Parkinson and Mick Fanning, a Pipe Masters champion and a Triple Crown dual between Joel Parkinson and Sunny Garcia. To sweeten the deal, Vans has thrown in an extra $50k for each title. Don't miss a second of the action, because this is history is in the making. Catch it all LIVE on TripleCrownOfSurfing.com or on the Vans "3X Surf" iPhone app!
Check out Vans BMX Team rider Ryan Guettler's feature where he talks about his new Whip 3 shoe with exclusive riding footage. Also, learn how you can score a pair along with his favorite Vans shades. Ryan's can-can and one hander variations are awesome!
It's been a busy week on Oahu's North Shore... and it's only Tuesday. With the Eddie Big Wave Invitational running for the first time since '04 in monster surf at Waimea Bay and other spots too big to surf; conditions should be primed for a Thursday or Friday start at The Banzai Pipeline. The Billabong Pipeline Masters is the final stop on the ASP World Championship Tour and will decide who will win the ASP world title and The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing title. You can watch all the action live on the new "Vans 3X Surf" iPhone app. Download a copy today!
Artists Andrew WK and People Under The Stairs worked at StadiumRed's Studio A recording a special version of the Simpsons theme song for the 20th Anniversary of the show. The complete theme song will represent artists from many different genres of music performing the song. The final episode of the 20th season is scheduled to air on FOX-TV on Thursday, January 14th, 2010.
FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, is excited to announce that the network will be broadcasting the finals of the last stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, the Billabong Pipeline Masters, live in the United States. This will be the first-ever live broadcast of an ASP World Tour event in the United States. In addition, the Billabong Pipeline Masters will also be broadcast live on FUEL TV in Australia and on FUEL TV in Portugal. FUEL TV will also be offering an HD quality webcast of the contest, for those who don't have FUEL TV but can access the internet.
The final day of the 2nd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - The O'Neill World Cup - hits the water @ 8am (Hawaii time). Surf is 10-15ft at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu. Who will be crowned champion? Watch the action LIVE and find out!
The Vans Triple Crown resumes today in the biggest surf a competition has ever been held in at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. The first four heats of the day feature Vans Surf Team riders John John Florence, Pat, Tanner and Dane Gudauskas tackling 15-20ft+ surf at the O'Neill World Cup. Watch all the action live!
Tony Alva will be hosting a Charitable Silent Art Auction this Saturday, December 5th from 7pm - 12am at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles. Art will be provided by: Christian Hosoi, Dennis McNett, Henry Rollins and that's not all. Come enjoy a holiday fest with all the trimmings including a live acoustic performace from Tony and an open bar and food. Don't forget to RSVP!
Flogging Molly has just added three shows at the end of the year to ring in 2010!They are set to play at the historic Wiltern Theatre in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA on New Year's Eve.The band will take their show to the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on New Year's Day and the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV on Jan. 2nd. Tickets go on sale for all three shows this Friday, December 4th through LiveNation.com. Sponsors of the shows will include Vans, Alternative Press, Innes and Brixton.
The 2nd jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - The O'Neill World Cup resumes today with Round 2 hitting the water at 8am Hawaii time
Both skateparks will be showing the new release Deluxe Edition of the Dogtown & Z-Boys documentary on Friday, December 11 @ 7PM. Giveaways and prizes at the end of the showing while supplies last. Don't forget to pick up a copy of the re-released DVD at your local Vans store.