Special Shoe Collaboration With Robert Williams

Posted 10/29/2009

Vans & artist Robert Williams collaborated on a special shoe release celebrating Robert's new show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York City. With just 13 pairs available, these hand-painted & hand-signed shoes are only available at DQM on October 31st, 2009. Watch the featured video to get the full story.

Randall Harris Drops Into FUEL TV

Posted 10/28/2009

Airing Thursday, October 29 at 9pm ET, Vans' newest Wakeboarding Team rider, Randall Harris stops by The Daily Habit on FUEL TV. Don't miss it!

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Guide In Free Surf Mag

Posted 10/28/2009

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is no stranger to the North Shore of Hawaii. Straight from Hawaii's Surf Magazine, Free Surf Mag. takes you on a trip through the three locations where 6 events of the VTCS take place every year; Haleiwa Ali'i Beach, Sunset Beach, Honolua Bay, and the master of the all, Pipeline. Take a look-see to start getting excited for the 27th year starting November 12th.

Vans & Guitar Hero 5 Sweepstakes!

Posted 10/27/2009

Vans is stoked to be in the new Guitar Hero 5 game! You can rock our Old Skool or Sk8-Hi's in the game and select from 5 classic Vans patterns or create your own custom pair with the color wheel. Create the ultimate rocker with Guitar Hero 5 available in stores now. To celebrate, we are giving you a chance to not only win the game, but the whole prize pack consisting of Guitar Hero 5, Vans gear and more! Also, check out some Vans rockers in the game...

Zac Marben's New Interview In Frequency

Posted 10/26/2009

Vans Snow Team rider Zac Marben has made a name for himself at just 20 years old. Growing up in Minnesota, he's become an all-around snowboarder shredding rails, backcountry lines, jumps, you name it. Zac shares some gnarly and exciting stories on the pages of the new Frequency.

Smoke Out Tour Pics!

Posted 10/26/2009

The Smoke Out tour went off with a bang this past weekend in San Bernadino, CA. Peep out some pics of Bad Brains, Sublime, (yes, they found a new singer) Slipknot, Pennywise, and that isn't even it! See ya next year...

Vans Opens The Vault Shop At Conveyor

Posted 10/23/2009

On October 22, Vans celebrated the opening of it's first pop-up, the Vault Shop, at Conveyor at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, CA.  The space, which includes a broad collection of Vault by Vans limited edition releases as well as Vans x Conveyor exclusives and other Vans collections, was totally remodeled for a new look reflecting the Vault by Vans craftsmanship and Vans' heritage. The grand opening featured an art installation by designer Taka Hayashi and his most recent Vault collection. DJ Rashida provided the soundtrack while Busy Bee MCd to a packed house and Border Grill served up tasty tacos from their famous taco truck. Check out pics from the party ...

Win A Trip To Keystone And Spend The Day With Andreas Wiig

Posted 10/23/2009

Want to win a trip to Keystone Resort this winter and ride the A51 Terrain Park with Vans Snow team rider Andreas Wiig for a day? Submit a testimonial on why you deserve a chance to ride with Andreas Wiig and you could be the lucky winner! You and a friend will recieve a round trip to Keystone Resort, three night's stay in hotel, a day on the slopes with Andreas, his set-up including Vans Boots and Outerwear and more! Good luck and good shredding.

Vans Signs Wakeboard Icon Randall Harris!

Posted 10/22/2009

The squad at Vans is proud to announce the signing of pro wakeboarding icon Randall Harris to our footwear team.  Hailing from nearby Huntington Beach, Harris, 27, started wakeboarding when he was 13 and has amassed an impressive track record including top finishes in the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) Tour, two Rider of the Year awards from Alliance Wakeboard Magazine and numerous groundbreaking video parts.  Over the years Harris has redefined what is possible on a wakeboard, elevating the sport and setting the bar with his snow/skate style of riding. Today, Harris continues to be one of the most talented and respected riders on the water.

3 Weeks Until Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing

Posted 10/21/2009

It looks like it's going to be a record year for the 27th annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink! Oahu's North Shore will once again be lit up by the world's top surfers as three men's and three women's ASP events go down from November 12 through December 20. You won't have to miss a second of the action because Vans is bringing it all to you via Live Webcast.

November Skate Clinic @ Both Vans Parks

Posted 10/21/2009

Both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA will be holding instructional skate clinics on Saturday, November 14th from 8am - 12pm.  Instruction is offered for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16, and cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.  If your just learning or want to brush up on your skills...this clinic is for you!

Thursday Debut Video For "Circuits Of Fever"

Posted 10/21/2009

The "Circuits of Fever" video was directed by Thursday guitarist and film enthusiast Steve Pedulla who also directed the band's video for "For the Workforce, Drowning" and the Kill The House Lights DVD, and co-edited Thursday's videos for "Ladies And Gentlemen: My Brother, The Failure" and "Resuscitation of a Dead Man."  Pedulla studied cinematography at North Carolina School of the Arts before picking up the guitar in the influential post-hardcore band.

Omar Hassan @ Houston, TX Vans Store

Posted 10/20/2009

Vans Skate Pro Omar Hassan will be rolling by the Vans store at Willowbrook Mall in Houston, TX on Thursday, October 22 @ 6:30PM.  Vans Ams Josh Borden & Sky Siljeg will also be joining Omar for the meet and greet. Stop by get an autograph and pickup some free Vans swag while supplies last. Don't miss it!

Bucky Wins His Third Dew Cup!

Posted 10/19/2009

After taking three of the four Skate Vert contests during this summer's Dew Tour, Vans Skate Team rider Bucky Lasek took home his third Dew Cup yesterday. The finals heated up and Vert was brought to a whole new level, but in the end Bucky came out on top with numerous tricks including switch 360s and nose blunt into the gap. Congrats!

Zombies Attach In New Found Glory's Latest Music Video!

Posted 10/19/2009

Pop-punk heroes New Found Glory battle flesh-starved zombie vixens in their new video for "Don't Let Her Pull You Down," debuting today. Directed by Meiert Avis (U2, Bruce Springsteen), the extended music video is a hilariously frightening tale of a young couple who watch a movie about New Found Glory narrowly escaping the clutches of scantily clad zombies, only to realize it's more realistic than they thought. New Found Glory declare that "Pop-punk is not dead" in the new video and are hitting the road this fall with Dashboard Confessional to prove it.  Don't be a zombie and miss out!!

Vans Skatepark Orlando BBQ Recap

Posted 10/16/2009

We had a giant crowd at one of the biggest Vans Team signings of the year. Vans Skatepark Orlando hosted Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Rob Lorifice, Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer and nine other vans riders at their annual BBQ Meet & Greet. On top of the free hamburgers and hot dogs, fans walked home with autographs & tons of free gear. Check out the photos and video and look out for next year's BBQ!

What's Up With Josh Harrington

Posted 10/16/2009

Vans BMX Team rider Josh Harrington had been filming for his second video until he crashed and broke his hand right before the Salt Lake City stop of the Dew Tour. So, needless to say he canceled his flight and has been out of commission for a bit. With a little R&R and taped up fingers, Josh is competing in Park at Dew Tour goin on this weekend. Peep out a new video featuring Josh's favorite shoe, Dunbar 3 and riding footy of him shredding The Unit(pre-hand brake). Also, enter-to-win some sweet gear he's giving away.

Jason Lytle to play with Liam Finn

Posted 10/16/2009

Jason Lytle, renowned for his work as singer/songwriter for acclaimed indie cult favorites Grandaddy, will be touring the West Coast of North America in support of his extraordinary solo album "Yours Truly, the Commuter." A striking collection of haunting ruminations on isolation, loneliness and perseverance, "Yours Truly, The Commuter" has received unanimous critical acclaim.

PRO-TEC Stars In New Movie, WHIP IT

Posted 10/15/2009

If you haven't seen the new movie WHIP IT directed by Drew Barrymore, scope out the PRO-TEC helmets and pads worn by the Derby girls to keep them safe while jamming and blocking! Don't forget "Safety is sexy."

Rain Machine Teams With The Pixies For Tour

Posted 10/15/2009

Kyp Malone's acclaimed new solo project Rain Machine is currently on tour getting rave reviews. Known for his work fronting celebrated Brooklyn art-dance ensemble TV on Radio, Malone's new endeavor is a boundary pushing yet soulful amalgamation of musical styles crystallized by his distinctive and provocative lyrical imagery and voice.

People Under The Stairs' New Vid!

Posted 10/14/2009

Just posted, Trippin' At The Disco Video! It will be the best 4 minutes of your day. Peep it out!

Vans At West Coast Customs Show Tonight On TLC

Posted 10/14/2009

As many of you may know, we've teamed up with WCC to style out our 1974 'What If' bus to bring it to 2009. With much love in the WCC garage, the bus is now fully dialed. Don't believe it? Tonight on TLC at 10pm, you can see how WCC's owner, Ryan and his crew completely revamped the bus from bumper to bumper.

Vans & People Under the Stairs Remix Contest

Posted 10/13/2009

Fresh off major 180,000+ festival gigs at Coachella and Bonnaroo ("Best Performance. Period." - SPIN MAGAZINE), the highly acclaimed and everyone's favorite duo, People Under The Stairs are back with their 7th artist album, "Carried Away." Vans is teaming up with the group to offer fans an opportunity of a lifetime. Download the "Hit the Top" track, remix it, and win an assortment of amazing prizes.

Arch Enemy and Exodus Team Up For "Tyrants of Evil" Tour

Posted 10/13/2009

Extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY will join forces with San Francisco thrash legends EXODUS for the "Tyrants of Evil" North American tour in January/February. Also appearing on the bill are ARSIS and MUTINY WITHIN.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jan. 20 - Towson, MD @ Recher TheatreJan. 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living ArtsJan. 22 - New York, NY @ Nokia TheatreJan. 23 - Worcester, MA @ The PalladiumJan. 25 - Montreal, QC @ Le MedleyJan. 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Theatre ImperialJan. 27 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert TheatreJan. 29 - Chicago, IL @ House of BluesJan. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ The RockJan. 31 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick CentreFeb. 02 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall BallroomFeb. 03 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events CenterFeb. 05 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom Feb. 06 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the MarketFeb. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center @ The GrandFeb. 09 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

New Datarock Video "Pretender"

Posted 10/12/2009

Yes, yes y'all...check out what we've been waiting for.

Bucky's Bowl-B-Q

Posted 10/12/2009

Before Bucky heads to Orlando for the Dew Tour, he invited friends, sponsors and some of the biggest names in Vert. to his backyard "Heaven" this past weekend. After building this monster bowl of his dreams, it was only fitting to throw a bbq with 200 of his closest friends and shred the day away. Check out the pics of how insanely sick this bowl really is.

Bucky's Eyes Are On His Third Tour Cup

Posted 10/09/2009

The Dew Tour makes its way to Orlando, FL for the fifth and final stop of the season. Vans' own Bucky Lasek is leading the pack in Skateboard Vert, but the competition isn't far behind. See the battle go down next week on October 15-18th. Good luck Bucky!

Huge Vans Team BBQ Meet & Greet @ Vans Skatepark Orlando

Posted 10/08/2009

Vans Skatepark Orlando will be hosting their annual Vans team Meet & Greet BBQ on Tuesday, October 13th @ 6:00PM. Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Rob Lorifice, Cory Nastazio, Alex Perelson, Diogo Canina, Scotty Cranmer and many more Vans riders will be rolling by the park to sign autographs. Free food and tons of Vans, Rockstar and Pro-tec giveaways for everyone while supplies last. First 100 through the door get a limited edition Vans t-shirt. Live DJ and a chance to win a free pair of Vans shoes. See you there!

FUEL TV Airs "Insane Cinema: Pipeline Masters" Thursday, Oct. 8th

Posted 10/07/2009

Directed by Stacey Peralta (Dogtown & Z-Boys), Pipeline Masters is the remarkable story of the groundbreaking surfing competition that has, since its inception in 1971, defined extreme. Held in the fearsome tubes of Hawaii's Banzai Pipeline, the Masters stands alone as the sport's most popular, prestigious competitive event. For more than 35 years there has been only one surf contest where the winner earns more than money, more than fame, or ratings points, but rather the surfing world's most coveted title: Pipeline Master.

Dead Man's Bones Debut Album In Stores Today

Posted 10/06/2009

Dead Man's Bones is a macabre cabaret duo consisting of Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields. Together they have created an irrefutably unique self titled album which will be released by Anti Records today. The sound is a strange and delightful mix of other worldly doo-wop songs about werewolves, haunting melodies telling tales of zombies with broken hearts, and children singing the joys and pains of being alive or being dead. As the feast of the dead approaches, the two will travel with their phantasmal show, appearing in selected metropolises across the U.S. and Canada. There they will re-create their haunting songs with a local choir and revive a ritual from a bygone era by organizing a talent show instead of hosting a traditional opening act. The shows promise entertainment and thrills beyond compare and are not to be missed.

Joel Tudor Takes Charge Of SURFER Mag.

Posted 10/06/2009

What happens when Joel Tudor is a Guest Editor and takes control of SURFER's November issue? Well lets just say that he teaches you how to protect yourself from a sucker punch, glass a surfboard and gives respect to the people he grew up worshipping. "I wanted to give readers a small taste of what inspires me every day, so this is a piece of my world." Joel taking the reigns of SURFER only happens once in a blue moon, so make sure you pick up a copy.

Pat Gudauskas Reaches No. 4 Spot On ASP WQS

Posted 10/05/2009

After a second place finish this past weekend at the Local Motion Guaruja Surf Pro, Vans Surf Team rider Pat Gudauskas gained valuable rating points moving him into the number 4 spot on the ASP WQS tour. He beat out some big names but is looking forward to a win, stating, "It was a great final for sure. I really want to win an event this year so that's my goal until the end of the season, so I'm not really thinking too much about my rating." Next up for Pat is the Rio Surf International which runs from October 5 through 11, 2009.

Venice Skatepark Opens This Weekend

Posted 10/02/2009

The birthplace of modern skateboarding FINALLY gets its skatepark. Head on out to Venice Boardwalk this Saturday, October 3rd and check out the festivities. This park is a beauty and it's going to be a meccca of Southern California skateboarding for years to come!

Two Covers But Only One Geoff Rowley

Posted 10/01/2009

For the first time, Geoff Rowley is on two covers for the same month, November! As we've mentioned before The Skateboard Mag caught up with Rowley in Vegas for his cover shot. Thrasher also snapped an epic shot of Rowley during filming for his recent video part in Extemely Sorry. Congrats!

Thursday Extends Their Common Existence Tour!

Posted 10/01/2009

Influential rockers Thursday have announced an extension of their 2009 Common Existence Tour that will include a December run with Dillinger Escape Plan, Fake Problems and Endless Hallway supporting.  The Jersey based sextet recently kicked off their headlining US tour to sell-out crowds along the east coast where they "certainly provided rewards for the faithful" ( The band's current leg of the tour will include a rare, album performance of their fan favorite release, War All The Time, in Los Angeles on Oct 10 and their classic Full Collapse in New York City on Oct 25.

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