Keith Morris Debuts OFF! in LA with Art Exhibit

Posted 04/29/2010

This one is for all the people who will be out in Los Angeles this Sunday, May 2nd. Keith Morris, of Circle Jerks and Black Flag fame will be making an L.A. debut of his band OFF! Keith will also be spinning with Vans Legendary Skate Team rider Tony Alva. The festivities include an art exhibit, drinks, a good time and more. The whole night is free, so what do you have to lose?

Andreas Wiig Featured On The Daily Habit

Posted 04/29/2010

Slopestyle master, two-time X Games gold medalist and Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig hits up The Daily Habit on FUEL TV. Don't miss this episode airing on Friday, April 30th at 6pm PT.

The Van Doren Report: 12 Days Across North & South America

Posted 04/28/2010

Steve Van Doren was all over the place for the past couple of weeks - São Paulo & Santiago on the Vans Legends Tour with John Cardiel & Tony Alva then catching up with Steve Caballero & Jeff Grosso in Albuquerque and Vancouver. Here's a pile of photos and some words from the man...

Maloof Money Cup Presented by Vans to Air LIVE on FUEL TV!

Posted 04/28/2010

The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans will be broadcast live on FUEL TV for the first time this summer, with two hours of live television coverage each day during the New York contest, June 5-6 as well as the Orange County event, August 4-8. In addition to the live TV coverage, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Net (FSN) and FUEL TV will air one-hour Maloof Money Cup programs featuring event highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews. Fans will also be able to catch all the action live via FUEL TV's exclusive HD webcasts of both contests.

New Vans Store Opening in Tucson with Mars-1

Posted 04/27/2010

To celebrate the opening of our new store in Tucson, AZ, artist Mars-1 will be stopping by to make live art. First 100 people to the store will receive a limited edition Mars-1 / Vans tote bag. Giveaways and prizes while supplies last. Come and have a good time!

Gudauskas Bros - Crib Style

Posted 04/26/2010

FUEL TV followed Vans Surf Team riders Patrick and Tanner Gudauskas down to Victoria, Australia as they competed in the Australian leg of the WCT. Get the tour of their crib.

Vans Pro Camp Featuring Bucky Lasek - Registration Now Open

Posted 04/23/2010

Want to learn from the pros? Both Vans Skateparks will be hosting an exclusive pro skate camp featuring Bucky Lasek and other pros this summer. Registration is currently open and cost is $150 for members and $175 for nonmembers. This camp is geared to advanced vert skateboarders and spots are very limited. Contact your local park today to sign up.

Off With Their Heads to Release Epitaph Debut Album on June 8

Posted 04/23/2010

Off With Their Heads to Release Epitaph Debut Album on June 8
Fresh off vigorous performances at SXSW, rabble-rousing punk rock group Off With Their Heads have announced plans to release their Epitaph Records' debut album, In Desolation, on June 8. The band has released the first song "Drive" on MySpace today; Check it out now!

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up

Posted 04/22/2010

We had our Earth Day beach clean-up today! It was a total success and a bunch of people came out to support. We had some interesting finds; from birds, syringes, kite-surfing equipment... the list goes on. But the point is we made our beaches better. We gave out free Vans gear, and had prizes for the most unique finds, most trash collected, amongst other things. Thanks to everyone that came out to help!

Escape The Fate to Invade the Southland for Hot Topic

Posted 04/22/2010

In celebration of the release of their hit album This War Is Ours Deluxe Edition, Las Vegas' most notorious rock band, Escape The Fate, have partnered up with Hot Topic for three in-store signings and meet-and-greets in the Los Angeles area on April 29.  For only the second time ever, Hot Topic will be hosting the signings in three locations in the same day.  With the purchase of any Escape The Fate CD or t-shirt, Fans will have the chance to meet, take pictures with and get something signed by Escape The Fate.

Lost In The Trees Announces Tour Dates

Posted 04/21/2010

Chapel Hill based musical collective Lost In The Trees have announced a series of live performances in support of their stunning Anti Records debut All Alone In An Empty House out on August 10. Led by songwriter, musician and vocalist Ari Picker, the ensemble creates a startlingly original sound merging the dramatic and symphonic elements of classical music with the accessibility and intimacy of American folk and pop.

Salute to Ryan Villopoto

Posted 04/21/2010

Big ups to Vans team rider Ryan Villopoto for his victories in the 2010 Supercross Season! We look forward to seeing you race in the Outdoor Season.

Christophe Pourcel On Top

Posted 04/20/2010

The newest AMA Supercross East Lites Champion and Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Christophe Pourcel, jumps onto the cover and into the pages of the June issue of Racer X. Look out for Pourcel competing in Vegas for the World Championship and Region Shootout, East vs. West. Congrats on your title and good luck in Vegas buddy!

Roxy Erickson Returns this Week with Celebrated New Album

Posted 04/20/2010

One of the most inspiring comebacks in rock and roll culminates this week with the April 20th Anti-Records release of Roky Erickson's heralded new masterwork True Love Cast Out All Evil. After decades lost to the seemingly insurmountable forces of mental illness, neglect and incarceration, the forefather of psychedelic rock returns with his first album in fifteen years and the emotional songs of a lifetime.

Vans Custom Culture Top Four Winners Announced!

Posted 04/19/2010

Congrats to these schools; Rio Rancho High School, NM, Franklin Pierce High School, WA, Plainview-Old Bethpage/JFK High School, NY and Eastern High School, KY as the Top Four teams in the Vans Custom Culture program! They will take part in expenses-paid trip to Orange County in May for the final event at the Orange County Museum of Art. Vans will award the final winner a grand prize pack for their class including Vans products, tickets to the Vans Warped Tour in their area and a $10,000 donation to their school's art program!

Every Time I Die Embark on Conquest of America

Posted 04/19/2010

Venerated metal road warriors Every Time I Die will be taking their mayhem inciting sound on tour, entertaining their rabid fan base along with Southern metal cohorts Norma Jean and Canadian punk-core Cancer Bats. Every Time I Die promise a monstrous set of crowd rousing favorites including songs from their latest masterwork New Junk Aesthetic, of which Art Voice magazine said "(the album) is a storming barrage of the band's serpentine, tear-the-house-apart riffing, and their speeding, start/stop histrionics remain at the surface. But a deeper listen to this hike into the heavy reveals the band's hardest and most focused effort to date." Tickets for this delightfully raucous affair are on-sale this Wednesday April 7th.

The Combi ...

Posted 04/19/2010

it's getting hot. Take a look at pics from a session the other night.

2010 PRO-TEC Pool Party Saturday, May 22nd!

Posted 04/16/2010

The 2010 Pro-tec Pool Party is a month away, so mark your calendars now because this year's event is going to be like no other! We can't unleash too many details yet, but we'll fill ya in leading up to the event on May 22nd. Of course, a Live Webcast airing the contest will start at 3pm so you won't miss out on any of the action. Also, sharpen up on your bowl skating trivia because we're givin away Vans gear all day, plus a special grandprize during the Live Webcast. Look out for more announcements to come...

Vans Custom Culture Regional Winners Announced

Posted 04/15/2010

Congratulations to our Top 20 Winners for the Vans Custom Culture program! Please encourage your friends and family to log on and cast their votes tomorrow, Friday at 12:01am PT on 4/16 through end of day Sunday 11.59pm PT on 4/18 to determine the Top Four regional winners. Visit and vote for one winner in each region. Many, many thanks to all of the schools, students & faculty who participated. A gallery of all work by all schools who entered will be in the Vans Custom Culture Flickr Gallery in the next few days. You guys rock and you should all be proud of what you accomplished.

Vans at Coachella This Weekend!

Posted 04/15/2010

We're on our way to Coachella! The Vans RV will be stationed in the campground during the entire event with a pop-up store from 10am until midnight. Follow Vans on twitter @vans_66 to find out where we're stashing certificates for free pairs of Vans Customs on the festival grounds. Plus there will be tons of photos and video coverage throughout the weekend. Rock and Roll!

Anti-/Epitaph Celebrate Record Store Day - April 17th

Posted 04/15/2010

Anti-/Epitaph Records are pleased to lend our enthusiastic support to the April 17th celebration known as Record Store Day. The purpose of this annual commemoration is to emphasize the unique and vital culture surrounding independently owned record stores.

Vans Then and Now with Dennis McCoy

Posted 04/14/2010

You've got to give it up to one of the legendary riders of BMX, Vans team rider Dennis McCoy. He has been around forever and is still killing it. Listen to what he has to say about then, now and everything in between.

The XX Play Intimate Vans Soundcheck Gig at SPIN

Posted 04/12/2010

Wednesday night the group stopped by SPIN's downtown Manhattan offices for a short set as part of our Vans Soundcheck series, with drinks provided by Corona. The unusual twist: Beat mastermind Jamie Smith sat out the show, leaving the band's songwriters, guitarist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim, to perform as a duo for the first time. Check out photos and exclusive video footage of the show!

Vans BMX Am 3 Contest Recap

Posted 04/12/2010

One word sums up both Vans BMX Am contests this year......INSANE!  Orlando ran their contest on Saturday, April 3rd and The Block ran their contest on Saturday, April 10th.  With guest judges Cory Nastazio, Ryan Guettler, Chase Hawk and many other Vans pros, the kids brought out their A game.  The mezzanines were full and the music cranked.  Check out the results and photos below...stay tuned for a video from The Block.

Pourcel Named East Coast Lites Champion!

Posted 04/12/2010

Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Christophe Pourcel captures his second East Coast Lites Championship! Pourcel wraps up the East Lites Title early in the Lone Star state of Houston, Texas. Christophe won his heat race with ease carrying his speed into the nights main event capturing his six win of the season and his second Lites Championship! Stay tuned for next week's race in St. Louis as Pourcel might have a surprise up his sleeve!

Curren Caples Takes 2nd at PHXAM Junk Jam

Posted 04/12/2010

The 9th Annual Cowtown PHXAM Junk Jam presented by Vans went down at Rio Vista Skate Park in Peoria, AZ this weekend with more than 100 top am's competing. Congrats to Vans' own Curren Caples for taking second place and pocketing some dough. See behind the scenes photos and videos from the contest, hanging out with the team and the Bad Brains show!

Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration airs on FUEL Tonight

Posted 04/12/2010

To celebrate its 15th year on the road, the Vans Warped Tour assembled an all-star lineup for a special one-night performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. You'll see performances and exclusive backstage interviews from Rise Against, Underoath, NOFX, and Bad Religion. In addition, you'll meet Kevin Lyman Warped Tour founder, and the man who makes this traveling punk fest possible. Experience the energy and culture of the Vans Warped Tour in ways it's never been possible to do before! Airing on FUEL TV Monday, April 12, at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT (in Meet & Brotatoes), and re-airing several more times over the next month.

Off The Wall Fashion Show

Posted 04/09/2010

TEEN VOGUE is bringing the Vans Girls Spring '10 collection to life with an Off the Wall fashion show hosted by Chanel Iman! Saturday, April 10th from 1 - 3pm in NY. Can't make it? Watch the live webcast!

PHXAM Junk Jam & Bad Brains This Weekend!

Posted 04/09/2010

Vans is proud to present the 9th Annual Cowtown PHXAM Junk Jam going down this Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 at Peoria's Rio Vista Skate Park. Come see top am's from across the globe compete for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes on a killer course that will be loaded with skateable junk! Legendary punk pioneers Bad Brains will be playing the after party on Saturday at Celebrity Theatre so don't miss out!

April Best Trick Recap

Posted 04/08/2010

The skateparks brought in the Spring season with their monthly best trick contests last week.  Check out what each park threw down and make sure to stop by your local park on the first Friday of every month at 7PM for a chance to take home a pair of shoes and a spot on their plaque.

April Skate Clinic

Posted 04/08/2010

Need to brush up on your skills to get ready for the summer?  Vans Skatepark is there for you!  Each skatepark is running a skate clinic for beginner to advanced street skateboarders on Saturday, April 24th.  Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers ages 6 - 16.  Spots are limited so roll by your local Vans park today to register.

The Combi Pool is Now Open!

Posted 04/08/2010

The Combi is officially back open at Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA.  After a month of work we are sure that you are going to be happy with the changes.  We recently gave a sneak peek to some

Vans Combi Redux
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New Dollin Skateboarder Cover Out Now

Posted 04/08/2010

Congratulations to Vans team rider Dustin Dollin on his new Skateboarder cover! Pick up a copy of the June issue for yourself.

Rowley Stops by the Upland Shop

Posted 04/07/2010

Vans Skate Team rider Geoff Rowley will be stopping by the Upland Shop in Upland, CA from April 10th from 1 - 3pm. Rowley will be signing autographs for the first 50 people to buy his newest signature shoe, the Geoff Rowley Style 99's. You will also received a limited edition deck for free! Check it out!

Sing It Loud to Tour with Mayday Parade

Posted 04/07/2010

On the brink of breakout success, pop-rock group Sing It Loud has extended their US tour to include a month long trek with Mayday Parade in May in support of their forthcoming sophomore album, Everything Collide, which is set for release on May 11. Fan's can purchase tickets now at the links provided in the routing below.  The announcement comes on the heels of the kick off of Sing It Loud's upcoming tour with Motion City Soundtrack, which starts on April 6.

Bad Brains Perform this Saturday!

Posted 04/06/2010

If you'll be in the Phx area this Saturday, April 10th, be sure to check out none other than the Bad Brains performing for the PHXAM skate contest after party! Celebrity Theatre is the place to be on Saturday night for all you fans out there. Check out who else will be there!

Timmy Reyes Wins Second Stop of the Surf Ride $100,000 Pro-Am by Vans

Posted 04/06/2010

Top Pros, Juniors and Family Divisions competitors battled it out at the Surf Ride $100,000 Pro-Am this past weekend in Huntington Beach. When the dust settled it was local boy and Vans team rider Timmy Reyes of HB who walked away with the big check. "All the boys were ripping today so I'm fortunate to pull out the win- it feels good to do well at a spot I grew up surfing too" commented Reyes. Event #3 coming this Sunday, April 11th to Mission Beach in San Diego!

Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party This Friday Night

Posted 04/06/2010

Tickets are available for the Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party this Friday night at the Key Club in West Hollywood! This year the party will be featuring; Death Punch, Beacher's Madhouse, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Grind Time Now EMCEE BATTLE hosted by the Rollin Rockers, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil and Andrew WK. Doors open at 6pm and grab tickets here, while you can.

Rowley Discusses Maloof Money Cup on Daily Habit Tuesday, April 6th

Posted 04/06/2010

Today's New York Week episode of The Daily Habit is all about the upcoming skate contest, Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans and Monster Energy Drink in NYC. Founder Joe Maloof tells FUEL about the exciting new developments. Also, course designer Joe Ciaglia and revered skater and Vans team rider, Geoff Rowley unveils the blueprints for the Maloof Cup course. Mark June 5th and 6th on your calendar so you don't miss out!

Scotty Cranmer Hits up the Habit

Posted 04/05/2010

FUEL TV's The Daily Habit hosts New Jersey BMX rider and X Games Gold medalist, Scotty Cranmer. This Vans team rider is fresh off a victory from the ASA Triple contest and will soon be heading to Guam for a demo for the Troops with the Vans crew. What else is Scotty getting into? Catch him this Wednesday, April 7th at 5pm ET.

FUEL TV's "Check 1, 2" Douments Every Time I Die's Path to the Pit on April 12

Posted 04/05/2010

Buffalo rock band Every Time I Die will appear on FUEL TV's music documentary series "Check 1, 2" on April 12 at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT. Filmed over the course of three days, FUEL TV's "Check 1, 2" series documents East Coast hardcore heroes Every Time I Die's return home to upstate New York to destroy the stage in Buffalo and Rochester. Performing songs "Wanderlust," "Apocalypse Now and Then," "I Been Gone a Long Time," "Cities and Years," "The New Black" and "Werewolf" from their celebrated catalog, including their latest New Junk Aesthetic. The band also provides insight into their motivation as a band and how their fans, their home town of Buffalo and their fellow band mates inspire them. Don't miss ETID's intimate and revealing interviews and destructive performances on FUEL TV's "Check 1, 2" series, and catch the band live on this summer's Vans Warped Tour!

FUEL TV Airs Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 2009 Recap Show Monday, April 5th

Posted 04/02/2010

A look back at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing with the first $1,000.000 total prize purse, and the two months that can make or break a surfer's career. There's also plenty of free surfing and hanging out with all the best surfers in the world including Joel Parkinson, Sunny Garcia, Dusty Payne, Stephanie Gilmore, Sofia Mulanovich, Taj Burrow and more. Airing Monday, April 5, at 8pm ET/PT on FUEL TV in Meet & Brotatoes, and re-airing several more times over the next month.

Vans Surf Team Is On Fire!

Posted 04/01/2010

It's been a big month for the Vans Surf Team with back to back Surfing Mag covers and this months Surfer Mag cover. Check out Timmy Reyes's heaving cold water barrel and travel story in the new Surfing Mag, as well as John Florence's pristine barrel shot in the new Surfer Mag. Also, follow G Bros- Pat and Tanner as they compete in their inaugural Bells Pro event way down under in Oz. You can also keep up with the G Bros, Dylan Graves and the rest of the Vans Surf Team antics on the Vans Surf blog and on Twitter. Good job, and luck boys!

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