Vans Be Here Times Square Message: Day 16

Posted 12/30/2009

Be apart of hundreds of people who have sent in a message or photo and appeared in Times Square! Today's topic: What was your favorite trend of 2009? Check out

Vans Be Here Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown!

Posted 12/29/2009

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 and be a part of it all. Happy New Year from Vans!

Vans Be Here Times Square Message: Day 15

Posted 12/29/2009

Who are you spending New Year's Eve with? Visit to share your holiday plans with the world and watch it appear on a billboard in Times Square!

Vans x Band Hero Sweepstakes

Posted 12/28/2009

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!

Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E.

Posted 12/28/2009

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!

Vans Be Here Times Square Message: Day 9

Posted 12/23/2009

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? Tell the world by sending your message to and see it live on a NYC Times Square Billboard! 

BBC X-Mas 6 Tonight, December 23rd

Posted 12/23/2009

The Baltimore Bass Connection Xmas VI "Chopped & Scroodged" f. Spank Rock, The Death Set, Amanda Blank, Ninjasonik, Sick Weapons, & more is tonight! It all goes down at 8pm so don't be late.

Comment On Today's Be Here Times Square Topic!

Posted 12/22/2009

What's your favorite Vans memory? You can share it with the world by sending in your answer to appear in the middle of Times Square! Find out how at

Send In A Message To Appear In NYC's Times Square

Posted 12/21/2009

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 to learn how.  

PUTS Winners Announced

Posted 12/21/2009

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.

Your Message Live In Time Square!

Posted 12/18/2009

Don't pass up your chance to get a message or photo on a giant digital billboard in the heart of Times Square in New York City! Topic of The Day: How do you or someone you know give back to your community? Check out for details.

2010 Warped Tour Bands Announced

Posted 12/18/2009

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.

Guettler Scores Cover Of BMX Plus!

Posted 12/17/2009

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!

Joel Parkinson Wins 2nd Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Title

Posted 12/16/2009

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.

Joe Henry Announces March 2010 Tour Dates

Posted 12/16/2009

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."

Post A Message in NYC's Times Square For The World To See!

Posted 12/15/2009

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 for more info. Post your message now!

Best Trick December Recap

Posted 12/15/2009

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....

Vans Triple Crown & Pipe Masters Champs To Be Crowned Today, Watch LIVE!

Posted 12/15/2009

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!

Get the new YEAR LONG DISASTER's First Single!

Posted 12/14/2009

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!

Vans Triple Crown / Billabong Pipe Masters To Air LIVE On FUEL TV

Posted 12/14/2009

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 for event status updates each morning, and don't miss history in the making!

FUEL TV Airs "Vans Downtown Showdown '09" Monday, December 14, 2009

Posted 12/14/2009

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 3 Of Vans Triple Crown - Pipe Masters Is ON!

Posted 12/12/2009

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.

"Metallica! Metallica! Metallica!"

Posted 12/11/2009

Check out pics of last nights Metallica show in Anaheim, CA. If you look closely, you'll see them wearing the Vans!

Day 2 Of Vans Triple Crown - Pipeline Masters Is ON!

Posted 12/11/2009

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!

2010 Vans Warped Tour Dates Are Up

Posted 12/10/2009

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!

P.O.S. Up For Spin Award!

Posted 12/10/2009

Spin Magazine is taking your votes for 11 different categories for the 2009 Spin Awards. Vote for friend of Vans, P.O.S. who is up for the Best Rap Artist category! Also check out who's nominated in the other catagories!

Vans Triple Crown / Pipeline Masters Live Webcast: ON!

Posted 12/10/2009

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 or on the Vans "3X Surf" iPhone app!

New Ryan Guettler Video And Contest!

Posted 12/09/2009

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!

Monster Swell Lights Up The North Shore

Posted 12/08/2009

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!

People Under The Stairs And Andrew WK Record Special Simpsons Theme

Posted 12/08/2009

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 To Broadcast 2009 Billabong Pipeline Masters Finals Live

Posted 12/07/2009

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.

Watch Final Day of 2nd Jewel In Vans Triple Crown, LIVE!

Posted 12/06/2009

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!

Rare Geoff Rowley Interview On ESPN

Posted 12/04/2009

ESPN's Chris Nieratko caught up with Vans Skate Team riders Geoff Rowley, Curren Caples and Andrew Langi on the Flip Feast Tour stop in Philly. Check out the vid and see who's eating a bowl of bacon...

Live Webcast Of Vans Triple Crown In Huge Surf!

Posted 12/03/2009

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 Presents "Deck The Halls" Art Event This Saturday

Posted 12/02/2009

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 Just Announced New Year's Eve In LA And Vegas

Posted 12/01/2009

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 Sponsors of the shows will include Vans, Alternative Press, Innes and Brixton.

Live Webcast Of The Vans Triple Crown Is On For 8am HST Start

Posted 12/01/2009

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

Dogtown & Z-Boys Viewing @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 12/01/2009

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.

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