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Vans “Name The Game”

Posted 01/30/2009

Vans, in conjunction with Fuel Industries, is set to launch a new skate video game for the iPhone. We wanted the fans to be a part of the process, so we're letting you "Name The Game." The rules are pretty easy- come up with something really catchy that doesn't suck and you could win an iPod Touch loaded with the first copy of "The Game," a huge Vans prize pack and some street cred with your crew. Bring your A-game and claim your 15-seconds of fame. Submit your entry on the Vans Skate Blog today! 

FMG Surfer Marlon Lipke Signs With Vans

Posted 01/28/2009

Marlon Lipke, first German surfer ever to qualify for the ASP World Tour, signed a contract today with Vans shoes. "I used to be with Vans back in the day," says Marlon, "but then had to leave due to other sponsorship commitments. Throughout the years I always thought how cool it would be to be able to ride for Vans again. And here I am, back on Vans, representing them on the World Tour as a rookie this year. So stoked. Vans have such stylish shoes and it is a privilege to surf for such a great company."

Win A VIP Trip To See Flogging Molly Live!

Posted 01/27/2009

Every year, in celebration of the Irish holiday, St. Patrick's Day, Flogging Molly embarks on their annual Green 17 Tour. This year, Flogging Molly will perform in Chicago on this special day and Vans wants to give you a chance to go to the show and be a part of Flogging Molly's annual celebration. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a VIP trip for two to Chicago to see Flogging Molly live at the Congress Theater. At the show, you and your friend will have the chance to hang with the band VIP style and win a ton of other prizes!

Stacy Peralta On FUEL TV

Posted 01/26/2009

Chris Pastras wraps up his hosting gig for the week with legendary skater, co-founder of Powell Peralta, and world class director, Stacy Peralta. They talk all things skate, and get an in depth look at Stacy's new documentary "Crips and Bloods: Made In America". Airing Tuesday, January 27, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time on FUEL TV!

Bring Me The Horizon's New Music Video

Posted 01/26/2009

Bring Me The Horizon launch the music video for their song "Chelsea Smile." It was added 2 weeks ago and already has close to 200,000 views. Check it out and leave some comments. You can also check out tour dates for Bring Me The Horizon along with other music news at vans.com/music.

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

Posted 01/23/2009

Want to have a fresh pair of Vans for every month of 2009?  Both skate parks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be hosting the "Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E." on Saturday, February 21st at 3pm.  Winner of each age division (2 divisions: 6 - 13 and 14+) wins a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pair).  Registration starts at 12:00pm the day of the contest and there is no additional entry fee other than the regular price to skate!  Limited spots available so show up early for registration.

Man, I Need Vans Game of Skate

Posted 01/23/2009

Want to have a fresh pair of Vans for every month of 2009?  Both skate parks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be hosting the "Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E." on Saturday, February 21st at 3pm.  Winner of each age division (2 divisions: 6 - 13 and 14+) wins a year's supply of Vans shoes (12 pair).  Registration starts at 12:00pm the day of the contest and there is no additional entry fee other than the regular price to skate!  Limited spots available so show up early for registration.

February Skate Clinic

Posted 01/23/2009

Learn to skateboard or brush up on your skills to get ready for Spring. The Vans skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be holding instructional skateboard clinics on Saturday, February 28th from 8am - 12pm. Instruction will be offered for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 and the cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Sign up today because spots are limited.

Catch Up With Colin Mackay

Posted 01/22/2009

Check out Vans BMX Team rider Colin Mackay's massive interview about his successful BMX career, living in the states, and his love for photography. Two weeks ago, Colin broke 2 ribs while double whipping during training, so he took the time to put together a fresh new whip. Take a look at recent footage Colin edited himself and his latest trip to Indonesia. Feel better!

Radio One To Premier New MASTODON Track

Posted 01/22/2009

Atlanta-based, Globally-revered hard rock behemoths MASTODON will reveal a brand new song, "Divinations," from their highly anticipated, long-awaited new studio album, CRACK THE SKYE, this coming Monday, Jan 26, on BBC Radio One's "Rockshow" in the U.K. 

Vans Videos Are Vicious

Posted 01/21/2009

Vans has got videos... and lots of 'em! Check out the latest in Surf, Skate, Snow, BMX and Live Music action- all on the new Vans video player.

More Bands Added To Warped 2009

Posted 01/21/2009

A Rocket To The Moon, Breathe Electric, Gallows, Kiros, NeverShoutNever, RunnerRunner, Shooter Jennings, The Goodnight Anthem, Longway, Attack Attack, Vanna have all been added to the '09 Vans Warped Tour. Be on the lookout for more additions.

Vans Snow Team Riders Compete In Winter X Games 13

Posted 01/20/2009

Watch as Vans Snow Team riders Andreas Wiig, Hana Beaman and more battle for medals and prize money at the 13th annual Winter X Games! The competition is going down in Aspen this year, but you can catch all the action on ESPN and ABC running from January 22 - January 25.

Vans Cup 2009

Posted 01/20/2009

We regret to announce that the 2009 Vans Cup has been cancelled.

Thank you to everyone who has played a role in making the Vans Cup one of the world's top snowboarding events.
We apologize for any inconvenience this news may cause.

Vans Downtown Showdown Airs On FUEL TV Tonight!

Posted 01/19/2009

Today is your lucky day, because FUEL TV is airing the 4th Annual Vans Downtown Showdown at 8:00pm ET/PT! The Vans DTSD was held on the Paramount Studios back lot with the world's top street skaters attacking custom-built obstacles set against a New York City backdrop. Catch all the action and see how the Blind board crew claimed team honors.

Forever The Sickest Kids Play Acoustic At Vans

Posted 01/16/2009

A couple months ago Forever The Sickest Kids played acoustic sets at several Vans locations in California and Texas. The turnouts were great and the band was very appreciative of all the support. But If you were unable to make it or you just want to relive the event check out the video posted on vans.com/music. This performance of "Whoa Oh" was filmed at the Tustin, CA stop.

Bouncing Souls Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Posted 01/16/2009

Our friends, The Bouncing Souls, celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year! They will be out all year long on a world tour celebrating. The tour kicks off March 7th in Florida working its way through Hawaii and Alaska. In addition, they're dropping a brand new song on the 1st of each month all year! The first track "Gasoline" is out now, available only through digital download.

Black President On Tour With TSOL

Posted 01/15/2009

Black President will be hitting the road. The tour kicks off January 23rd at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. They will be supporting punk legends TSOL who are celebrating their 30th anniversary. Dates are listed below and in the upcoming shows section of vans.com/music. You can also visit myspace.com/blackpresident for more info.

Hosoi On The Cover Of Transworld Magazine's February Issue!

Posted 01/15/2009

If you were to ask Vans Skate Team rider Christian Hosoi in 1989 where he would be in 20 years, he would probably laugh, throw a hang loose and tell you he'd still be ripping with the boys. It's been a long road since '89, and Holmes still has the fire!

Vans Snow Team Takes A Trip To Paradise On Earth

Posted 01/14/2009

For Vans Snow Team riders Kyle Clancy, Zac Marben, Andreas Wiig and Chris Coulter, Las Lenas, Argentina was the destination of their latest adventure. Known as one of the best places to ride in the world, this was sure to make an exciting and entertaining two week trip. The February issue of Snowboard Mag has all the details of their experience of a lifetime at the biggest mountain range in the Andes.

Benefit Show For Andrew Martinez Of Nekromantix

Posted 01/14/2009

For those that have not heard there was a car accident on Sunday that took the life of Nekromantix drummer Andrew Martinez. Some of Andrew's friends have gathered for a benefit show. Some of the bands performing will be The Horrorpops, Guana Bats, Death By Stereo and more. The show will be Monday at the Slidebar in Fullerton, CA.

New Music From Lamb Of God Out Next Month

Posted 01/13/2009

Lamb Of God will release their fifth studio album "Wrath", on February 24th, 2009. This is the follow up to their Grammy nominated album "Sacrament".

Andrew Allen's Skateboarder Interview

Posted 01/13/2009

Chris Nieratko catches up with Anti Hero's newest pro and Vans Skate Team rider Andrew Allen in the March issue of Skateboarder Magazine. Whether its getting clowned by a rollerblader or making out with chicks at a Morrisey show, you can be sure that Andrew was probably wearing shorts...

Vans Mini Cup Stop #2 Loon Mountain Recap

Posted 01/12/2009

The Vans Mini Cup stop #2 at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire went off with a bang! The New England sun poked its head out and the 101 competitors proved to be the best riders we've seen in the Mini Cup so far.

Bouncing Souls Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Posted 01/12/2009

Our friends, The Bouncing Souls, celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year! They will be out on the road all year on a world tour celebrating. The tour kicks off March 7th in Florida working its way through Hawaii and Alaska. In addition, they're dropping a brand new song on the 1st of each month all year! The first track "Gasoline" is out now, available only through digital download. Check out www.bouncingsouls.com for more info.

Unsigned bands! Trying To Land A Spot On Warped? Read this

Posted 01/12/2009

The tour is booked solid this year, but there are still a couple ways you can try to get your unsigned band to play. Read on to see how your band can line a spot on the tour this summer.

What's New On The Vans Warped Tour

Posted 01/12/2009

Lots of updates from the '09 Vans Warped Tour including the addition of several bands to the tour including Forever the Sickest Kids, Madina Lake and In This Moment. In addition, The Kevin Wants You To Know Series just kicked off and every week Kevin Lyman will introduce you to new artists and bands playing Warped this summer.

J-Lay Interview On ESPN.com

Posted 01/09/2009

Stuck home with a bum knee, Johnny had plenty of time to do a quick interview with ESPN.

Vans Skate Jam Panama

Posted 01/09/2009

Right before the holidays Bucky Lasek, Rob Lorifice and Josh Borden headed down to Panama City, Panama for the the Vans Skate Jam. The event took place right on the water overlooking the Panama Canal and featured a demo with all the top skaters in the country with bands rocking from 3pm to 2am the next morning. Besides signing a lot of autographs, and shredding for the thousands of kids along with the local Panama skate team; Rob, Josh and Bucky nabbed a few hours fo qulaity time where they sampled some local skate spots. Check out the video to see some highlights from the trip and the parking structure that got Bucky and Josh out of bed at 6am so they could skate without getting harassed by the local policia. Thanks to Michelle, Vampiro, Jose, Hector and the local Vans Panama team for making it happen!

New Music From Mastodon For Spring 2009

Posted 01/09/2009

Mastodon is counting down until the release of their new album "Crack The Sky." It will be out in the Spring of this year. You can hear a sample of the new music on their page. The site was recently updated with a cool new look and and an awesome video announcing the release of the new music. Continue to check back all this month for more details from the band.

Vans Mini Cup At Loon Mountain Tomorrow!

Posted 01/09/2009

Join Vans and Eastern Boarder this Saturday, January 10th at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire for the second stop of the Vans Mini Cup, a new series of three rail jams going down around the country this winter. The event kicks off at 11:00 am and will feature an open jam session, narrowing down to a 10-man final judged by Vans Snow team riders Darrell Mathes and Scotty Arnold along with team manager Doran Laybourn. The winner will score an all-expense-paid trip to the Vans Cup at Mammoth and a slot in the event's invite-only rail jam. Cash prizes of $500, $300 and $150 will also be handed out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both the men's and women's 16 and over divisions.

Vans Surfers Make Strong Showing In World Juniors

Posted 01/08/2009

Congratulations to Vans Surf Team rippers Tanner Gudauskas and Leila Hurst for placing 3rd in their respective divisions at the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships held at North Narrabeen in Sydney, Australia. Check out some of the highlights...

Derek Albeck Show Opens in LA this Weekend

Posted 01/08/2009

One of our favorite artists, Derek Albeck, opens a new solo show Saturday night at POV gallery in Los Angeles.

New FREE Music From TSOL

Posted 01/08/2009

"Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Free Downloads" is the aptly named new album from TSOL available today. It is the 13th album spanning a 30 year career. They will be on tour with Black President starting January 23rd. Check out MySpace.com/tsol for show dates and free download details.   

Death By Stereo's Christmas Vacation

Posted 01/07/2009

Death By Stereo has a new CD "Death Is My Only Friend" coming out in early 2009. DBS was out on the road this past December giving the kids a taste of what's to come. They played shows with the legendary Bad Brains and Suicidal Tendencies. Check out the 1st part and 2nd part of what DBS was doing over the holidays. You can also check them out live February 11th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood and February 12th at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Go to myspace.com/deathbystereo for more details and samples of the new music.

Andrew Allen turns pro for Anti Hero!

Posted 01/07/2009

After putting in work for the past few years, Vans Skate Team shredder Andrew Allen is the newest pro for Anti Hero! Congrats!

Villopoto Lands Cover Of Transworld Motocross

Posted 01/06/2009

The February edition of Transworld Motocross mag features Vans MX riders Ryan Villopoto, Ashley Fiolek and youngster Jake Weimer. Pick up a copy and see what's up with Weimer in his "Next - A New Beginning" interview, and see how Ryan and Ashley feel about being voted 'the most popular' riders in motocross.

Meshuggah On Tour

Posted 01/06/2009

Meshuggah will be back on tour through North America this February. The recently reunited Cynic and The Faceless will be the support bands for the tour. Read the rest of the news item for the full list of tour dates. See you there!

Ryan Villopoto On His Factory Kawasaki KX450F!

Posted 01/06/2009

With less than two weeks left before the kickoff of the 2009 Supercross series in Anaheim, CA, Vans caught up with none other than Ryan Villopoto at the tail end of a long testing session aboard his new ride! Villopoto is set to make his 450cc debut at Anaheim, so after coercing him into spinning a few extra laps for our cameras before unstrapping his helmet for the day, we sat down to get the scoop on his progress aboard the new machine? Enjoy!

New Year, New State Radio Video

Posted 01/06/2009

As earlier announced State Radio will be going on tour in a couple weeks. If you haven't checked these guys out go to their website and see when they will be playing in your city and go see them. If they are going to be just out of your reach you can still enjoy some State Radio music. Check out "Guantanamo" streaming right here on Vans.com/music

Vans Riders Dominate at Supercross Opener!

Posted 01/05/2009

The 2009 AMA Supercross series kicked off in Anaheim, California, on Saturday night, and Vans team riders Jake Weimer, Ryan Morais, Jason Lawrence, and Ryan Villopoto all turned in incredible performances!

Surfline Photo Challenge Winner Shoots North Shore

Posted 01/05/2009

As part of Vans' sponsorship of Surfline's 2008 Photo Challenge, one lucky winner received a free trip to the North Shore to check out the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. New York's Chris Cordone took top honors and was flown out to Oahu where he shot some more photos to add to his portfolio. Take a look!

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