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Gudauskas Bros Featured in LA Times

Posted 02/26/2010

The "G" Bros are blowing up. In the last few months they've qualified for the World Championship Tour (Pat and Tanner), signed head-to-toe sponsorships with Vans, bought a 5 bedroom house and are ready to keep the roll going. Get the scoop in their LA Times interview.

Vans BMX Team Autograph Signing @ Phoenix Vans Store

Posted 02/26/2010

Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Chase Hawk, Scotty Cranmer and Alistair Whitton will be stopping by the new Vans store in Scottsdale, AZ on March 4th. Autographs, plus tons giveaways and prizes while supplies last! We'll see you there...

Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Recap **Video Added**

Posted 02/26/2010

Both Vans Skateparks threw down a solid contest this past weekend at the Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. Winners of each division took home 12 pairs of Vans of their choice. Check out the winners and photos below and lookout for the contest again next year. Thanks to all that came out!

Tanner Guduaskas Graces Cover of SURFER

Posted 02/24/2010

Congratulations to Vans Surf Team rider Tanner Guduaskas for claming his first ever cover of SURFER! This April issue previews the 2010 World Tour, which Tanner is a rookie along with brother Pat. Although Tanner was in Cabo when this cover was shot, he's currently in Australia to begin the 2010 WCT. Good luck Tanner!

Vans x Rise Against

Posted 02/23/2010

Great news for all you Rise Against fans out there! Our new Rise Against collab is now available in our online shop and Vans stores. We are stoked to be able to offer a second shoe with them. It is, of course, vegan friendly (read "All Canvas"). Add them to your collection.

Combi Pool @ The Block Closure Notice

Posted 02/23/2010

The Combi Pool @ Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA will be closed from Monday, March 8th until Thursday, April 8th for major remodeling. All other sections of the course will remain open at regular hours. Thank you for understanding and you will not be disappointed once it is finished...stay tuned!

Meet Hannah Stouffer at new Vans Store in VA

Posted 02/23/2010

Our latest Vans Girls collaboration with artist Hannah Stouffer, will be stopping by one of our newest stores in Newport News, VA on Saturday, February 27. Come out for live music by DJ Jey One, giveaways including an exclusive Hannah gift and more.

Alkaline Trio: This Addiction; New Album In Stores Today

Posted 02/23/2010

This Addiction, Alkaline Trio's seventh album and first through its new Heart & Skull label venture with Epitaph, is out today. The record's release has been preceded by the release of its title track as first single, which the band will perform March 10 on The Late Show with David Letterman.


 

Weimer Takes Racer X Cover

Posted 02/23/2010

Vans MX Team rider and Monster Energy Pro Circut Kawasaki's Jake Weimer scores the cover of the April issue of Racer X. Jake's been on a roll, winning most of the Lites races, and sits in first place in the West Lites points standings. He'll be battling it out with the East Coast riders on May 5th for the Championships.

What's your Vans Style?

Posted 02/22/2010

Show us your beat up classic Vans Slip-Ons, your customized signature shoe, or your favorite thing to do while wearing Vans... the list goes on and on. So, get creative and make sure you document that moment and submit it to the Vans Style Photo Contest page on GrindTV. You can win some pretty rad prizes, so what are you waiting for? Go get your Vans on!

Roky Erickson Art and Track Listing Revealed

Posted 02/22/2010

The artwork and song list for legendary musician Roky Erickson's startling new album True Love Cast Out All Evil has just been disclosed. The art direction was done by Will Sheff who produced the album and whose acclaimed band Okkervil River backed Erickson in the studio. The cover features a stark Todd Wolfson portrait of Erickson. The album comes out on 04/20 on Anti-Records.

Villopoto Takes Third Victory and Ties Series Points

Posted 02/22/2010

Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki Athlete Ryan Villopoto brought some heat to the snow capped Lucas Oil Stadium this past weekend in Indianapolis! Ryan had a rough go in is heat race as he went down in the first turn with Davi Millsaps. Once Ryan was able to pull his bike up through the mangled mess he realized that the crash had smashed his header pipe and punched a hole in his water pump causing his bike to loose all of it's coolant. RV had no choice but to head straight for the pits so his mechanic could get the bike back together for his Last Chance Qualifier race. Villopoto's luck had changed for the better for the LCQ and followed right into the nights main event as he took his third victory of the season and tie for the overall series championship!

Sing It Loud "Gets Down" with MTV's "Turn The Beat Around"

Posted 02/18/2010

Pop-rock group Sing It Loud has recorded a booty shaking new cover of KC and the Sunshine Band's popular disco hit "Get Down Tonight" for the soundtrack to MTV's original dance feature film "Turn The Beat Around" which premieres February 26 at 10:00PM ET/PT on MTV and also available on DVD March 9. The movie also features Cobra Starship performing the title track "Turn The Beat Around." A digital EP version of the soundtrack, Turn The Beat Around Soundtrack EP features other notable artists like Sing It Loud, Jeffree Star and Just Kait is available now on Amazon.com, iTunes and all other DSPs. Stream Sing It Loud's grooving new cover of "Get Down Tonight" now.

Story of the Year Debut New Video for "I'm Alive"

Posted 02/18/2010

Anthemic rock band Story of the Year makes their monumental return to the forefront of music with a chilling and atmospheric new music video for the new single "I'm Alive" from their fourth studio album The Constant, which was released on February 16. Set in the woods of Nashville, TN, the video follows the injured singer Dan Marsala as he makes his transformation into the undead while the band's hook-filled radio made rock sing-along plays.  And make sure to watch for the video's startling ending.

Vans Girls Spring 2010 Collection

Posted 02/17/2010

The Vans Girls 2010 Spring collection is officially upon us. Check out all our favorite new styles in the interactive lookbook, including the colorful Luxe collection. Plus - if you have an eye for fashion and think you have what it takes to be the next Off the Wall style muse, enter to win a trip to New York and the opportunity to guest style a Vans fashion show courtesy of Teen Vogue. That's just the lemon next to the pie, so go on and take a look-see for yourself!

Freedom Surf Series hits San Diego this Weekend

Posted 02/17/2010

Surf Ride's $100,000 Pro-Am Surf Series by Vans is ready to run Sunday, February 21st in San Diego, CA. The weekend surf forecast looks solid in Ocean Beach, the prize purse is set and all systems are a go for the second stop of this Southern California Surf Series.

Vans Rail Rampage Coming to Loon Mountain this Sunday

Posted 02/17/2010

Join Vans and Eastern Boarder this Sunday, February 21 at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire for Vans Rail Rampage, an amateur rail jam open to male and female shredders. The event kicks off at 12:00 pm and will feature an open jam session on Loon's sick set-up, narrowing down to a 10-man final judged by Vans Snow team riders Darrell Mathes and Nick Poohachoff. The 1st place winner in both men's and women's categories will score a cash prize of $300 and 2nd and 3rd place will walk away with Vans snow gear, shoes and other cool prize packs!

Vans x Musink This Weekend In OC

Posted 02/17/2010

Vans is sponsoring the Musink Tattoo and Music Festival at the Orange County Fairgrounds Friday, 2/19 - Sunday, 2/21. Headliners include: The Cult, The Damned, Buzzcocks, NOFX, Face to Face and many more. Saturday at 3pm Tony Alva's band G.N.P will play and from 5pm-6pm there's a legends skate & BMX jam on the ramp. Stop by the Vans booth to see Jordan Buckley from Every Time I Die, Oliver Peck, Kim Saigh, and surprise guests painting custom Vans. For play-by-play event info, follow Vans Music Guy, Kurt on Twitter.

Mountain High Brings Back Cholula Triple Air Competition

Posted 02/17/2010

The $25,000 Cholula Triple Air returns to Mountain High this Saturday, February 20th, for its 12th straight season. The Triple Air is the resort's largest one-day snowboarding competition and participants come from as far away as Utah and Colorado to battle for the enormous prize purse. Cholula Hot Sauce, Monster Energy, Powder And Sun Ride Shop, and Jarritos Soda have pooled a terrific $25,000 in cash and prizes, and the top rider takes home a whopping $10,000. Registration takes place from 7am to 9am in the Angeles Crest Caf? (East Resort), and the event begins promptly at 10am.

Vans Snowboard Team Riders Compete in Olympics!

Posted 02/17/2010

One word- Olympics. Everyone knows this international competition is big time. Watch Vans Snow Team riders Markus Keller (Switzerland), Arthur Longo (France), Iouri Podladtchikov (Switzerland) and Mitch Brown (New Zealand) compete in Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe Semifinals today at 5:15 ET and the Finals tonight at 7:15 ET. Good luck!

Vans Presents Cowtown's PHXAM Junk Jam

Posted 02/17/2010

Vans is stoked to present Cowtown's PHXAM Junk Jam, going down at the Rio Vista Skate Park in Peoria, AZ Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. More than 100 skateboarders from across the globe will compete for more than $8,000 in cash and prizes. The top 40 riders from the qualifying jams on Saturday will skate in the semifinals on Sunday and will be competing for cash purses of $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place. All riders will automatically be entered in the Best Trick contest to be held on Sunday after finals. Skullcandy will award a $2500 cash prize to the skateboarder that lands the best trick.  Some changes this year are the jam format, 4 riders for 4 minutes, and lots of skateable junk throughout the course!

New Orleans' Galactic Celebrate YA-KA-MAY Release

Posted 02/16/2010

It's shaping up to be quite a celebration for New Orleans. The Saints finally won the Super Bowl and on February 9th, local band Galactic will release their groundbreaking new album YA-KA-MAY, an ambitious and exhilarating merging of New Orleans musical styles, from the gender bending regional hip hop known as "bounce" to brass band, raucous funk and beyond. Never has an album so comprehensively captured the diversity and heart of the music steeped city.

Vans Jib City Nights @ Mountain High!

Posted 02/16/2010

Come out to Mountain High this Wednesday, February 17 for a fun evening of snowboarding at Vans Jib City Nights. The crew will be bbq'ing, serving up beverages and giving away a bunch of free schwag throughout the night! There will also be a best trick session for some cool new Vans gear. The night kicks off at 5pm. See you on the hill.

Vans MX Team: Anaheim III Supercross

Posted 02/15/2010

Anaheim III Supercross was a bittersweet ride for a couple of the Vans Moto Team riders this past weekend. Josh Hansen was on fire for his heat race taking the checkers with first gate pick heading into the Lites main event. Jake Weimer followed up with a heat race win in his group as well giving him second gate pick for the evenings main event! Things where looking good for Vans athletes Josh and Jake once the gate dropped for the main! Jake Weimer was working on getting second place secured before charging for the lead when he washed his front wheel out in a corner going down, by the time he was able to get his motorcycle restarted he had 20 riders that had passed him he finally crossed the checkers with a eight place finish still holding on to his 14 point lead for the series!! Josh Hansen also had a hard crash knocking the wind out of him but he was able to get back into the race but only able to finish in eighteenth place.

Third Annual Pre-SXSW Show/Party Line-Up Announced

Posted 02/12/2010

Austin based record label, End Sounds is pround to announce the line-up for the End Sounds Third Annual Pre-SXSW Show/Party. The event (sponsored by Punknews.org, Jakprints, and Vans) features an all-star Descendents tribute band and will occur on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in Austin, TX at Red 7 (the night before SXSW music starts). The event featured a Minor Threat Tribute band with members of Gallows and many of the same members in the Descendents tribute band last year. Tickets are available online!

Vans Invites You to Compete in a Shoe Customization Contest

Posted 02/12/2010

Vans is sending out a nationwide call to join Vans' Custom Culture and to take part in our sneaker customization contest open to high school art classes across the United States. The Vans Custom Culture contest, which begins registration March 1 and culminates with an expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles in May for representatives from four schools to take part in an art showcase. Vans will accept entries from up to 10 schools per state and Washington D.C. meaning as many as 510 schools could participate nationally. A Vans panel will then select top 5 art classes from each of the four regions who will then compete to be among the final four schools chosen by a celebrity panel to make the trip to Los Angeles.

Girls Skate Clinic in March @ Vans Skatepark The Block

Posted 02/12/2010

Registration is now open for an exclusive Girls skateboard clinic at Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA.  On Sunday, March 7th from 8am - 12pm instruction will be given for girl skateboarders ages 6 - 21.  Cost is only $20 and spots are limited.  Contact the skatepark to register today!

Story Of the Year Announce Spring Tour

Posted 02/11/2010

Electrifying St. Louis rock band Story of the Year have announced a headlining US spring tour with Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, After Midnight Project and Monty Are I in support of their forthcoming album, The Constant, which is due out on February 16 via Epitaph Records. Ticket pre-sales begin at 3:00PM (local time) on February 9 and general on-sales begin February 12/13.

Vans Partners with the Maloof Cup in OC and NYC

Posted 02/11/2010

The crew at Vans is excited to partner with the Maloof Cup this year for contests in New York City in June and Orange County in August. We're especially excited that after the contest in Flushing Meadows, NY, we're helping to donate the contest skatepark as a lasting thank you to the skate community in NYC. You can read more about at ESPN  and The New York Times.

Registration Now Open For BMX Pro Camps @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 02/10/2010

Want to learn from the pros? Both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA will be holding special Pro BMX Camps in April. Registration just opened for these exclusive camps and spots are limited. On top of pro instruction, campers will receive a 1 pair of Vans shoes, 1 PRO-TEC helmet and a chance to take home a complete Haro bike. Guest instructors include Ryan Guettler, Cory Nastazio, Chase Hawk and many more. Check out flyers for full details and contact your local park to reserve your spot.

February Best Trick Recap & Cliche' Team @ The Block

Posted 02/10/2010

We had a great turnout at each park for the February Best Trick, and the Cliche' team dropped by The Block to help out.  Check out the recaps below for each park and check out the video link from the Orlando skatepark.  Join us next month on Friday, March 5th @ 7pm.

Alkaline Trio Premeires New Music Video For "This Addiction"

Posted 02/10/2010

Cult rock heroes Alkaline Trio have debuted their new video for the first single and title track from their forthcoming album This Addiction, due out February 23, the other day on MySpace.com. Watch "This Addiction"...

FUEL TV Airs 2009 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing

Posted 02/09/2010

Mark your calendars for FUEL TV's airing of the 2009 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing presented by Rockstar where more than 150 surfers from 17 nations battled for the series first $1,000,000 prize purse. Each jewel of the Triple Crown will have it's own dedicated show starting March 15th on FUEL's Monday night special programming block at 8pmET/PT called Meet n' Brotatoes.

Costa Mesa Vans Store Grand Opening Photos

Posted 02/08/2010

The rain cleared and the celebration went on! Check out the photos from the grand opening event this past weekend at our newest Vans store in Costa Mesa, CA.  The What If? bus was skated, Christian Hosoi, Joel Tudor, Omar Hassan and Jeff Grosso signed autographs, Tomorrow's Tulips (Alex Knost) performed an acoustic set, and everyone  went home with free stuff.  For all of those that came out...thanks for showing up!  Stay tuned for a video recap soon.

Weimer Takes Fourth Victory Of The Season In San Diego

Posted 02/08/2010

Vans and Monster Energy Pro-Circuit Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer was back on top of the podium with the win in San Diego! The rain was back for supercross this past weekend in San Diego making for a long day in the pits.Saturday night the plastic tarps were pulled off the dry preserved track to try and give the fans the best racing possible for the wet and cold evening! Once the main event was underway Jake Weimer blasted out of the starting gate with the holeshot leading the Lites field all 15 laps to the checkered flag taking his fourth victory of the season!

Introducing The Official Vans Warped Tour App!

Posted 02/08/2010

Yes, that's right. With the help of Alex Rude, we've developed the official Warped Tour App available for your iPhone or iPod touch! The app is packed with features to keep you in the know about everything happening at Warped, help you get prepped for the tour and even let you schedule the bands you want to see with our super sweet set scheduler.

Pacific Longboarder Magazine Cover Belongs To Jared Mell

Posted 02/05/2010

Vans Longboarder, Jared Mell takes the cover of Pacific Longboarder Magazine; one of the scores from his South Pacific trip. Keep your eye out for Jared and his teammates Alex Knost, Mitch Abshere, Joel Tudor traveling to Australia to compete in the Noosa Heads event in March.

Get To Know Reef McIntosh In Surfer

Posted 02/05/2010

Take a look at Vans Surf team rider Reef McIntosh's profile in Surfer Magazine's March issue. This North Shore charger recently competed in Volcom's Pipeline contest and will be traveling to more exotic locations looking for huge barrels.

Off With Their Heads Sign With Epitaph Records

Posted 02/04/2010

Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of Minneapolis punk band Off With Their Heads. The punk road dogs recently took time off from touring to record their second full length album, with plans for a summer release, but left the engine running for a two month long excursion of US and Canada that begins February 3

FUEL TV Ends The Week With Vans Riders

Posted 02/03/2010

Today, "The Daily Habit" is bringing X Games competitor, stair-hucker and pro BMX rider, Chase Hawk back to the Habit!  Then Friday check out one of the world's best pool skaters, the tough as nails and certified gnarly, Omar Hassan as he stops by the Habit.

Slayer, Megadeth, Testament Announce New Dates For Tour

Posted 02/03/2010

Slayer and Megadeth are thrilled to announce the new, confirmed routing for the American Carnage North American Tour, which will commence with the rescheduled Canadian Carnage East dates in Quebec City on Friday, July 23. Slayer will then head to Europe for a run of festival dates, returning to kick off the American Carnage leg in Albany, NY on August 11. American Carnage will play 26 dates across the United States and Eastern Canada up to the Labor Day weekend, ending in Portland, OR on September 4.  Testament will be Special Guest on all shows. 

Vans Latest Skate Trip Featured In Thrasher

Posted 02/03/2010

Thrasher Magazine's March issue gives you an inside look into a Vans Skate trip with riders; Tony Trujillo, Chima Ferguson, Chris Pfanner, Andrew Allen and Jon Goemann across Eastern Europe. Before you open the mag and flip through the pages, don't forget to check out Chima taking over the cover.

Gudauskas Brothers Join The Vans Family

Posted 02/02/2010

Everyone at Vans is proud to announce that Patrick, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, widely regarded as three of surfing's most talented and promising young surfers, expanded their six-year relationship with the original action sports brand to include apparel and accessories as well as the footwear program they already support. Born and raised in San Clemente, California, 24-year old twins Pat and Dane and Tanner, 21, represent the next generation of Vans' Southern California heritage and our ever-growing commitment to surfing culture. The Gudauskases will work directly with the Vans design team to bring their creativity to Vans' boardshort program and our Surfsiders footwear collection.

Cliche' Team at The Block

Posted 02/02/2010

Stop by The Block in Orange, CA on Friday, February 5th @ 7PM to skate with some of the riders from the Cliche' team.  Giveaways from Cliche while supplies last ... see the flyer below for more details.  Don't miss it!

Street Dogs Return To Studio For "Rabble Rousing" New Album

Posted 02/01/2010

Punk rock proponents for social justice, Street Dogs, have announced plans to return to the studio in February to record their fifth studio album and follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2008 Hellcat debut State of Grace. The band will be recording with bassist Johnny Rioux as producer and Rick Barton (original Dropkick Murphys guitarist) co-producing at the infamous punk rock studio the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado which was built by members of Descendents, All and Black Flag.

Vans Team Riders Take Silver At Winter X 14!

Posted 02/01/2010

Both Vans Snow Team riders Eric Willet and Iouri Podladtchikov collected the Silver metal during the Winter X Games 14 this past weekend. First, it was Swiss Olympic Athlete Iouri Podladtchikov that stepped it up big time last Friday night, throwing down two monster runs in the Superpipe and coming within two points of the mighty Shaun White to take the Silver Medal in Winter X Games 14. As the event took place in Aspen, Colorado once again, Winter X is the premier contest for winter sports athletes to showcase their talents. Vans riders represented in several different events, including iPod (Iouri Podladtchikov) in the Men's Superpipe, Vans Am Eric Willett in Men's Slopestyle and Big Air Finals, and Hana Beaman and Cheryl Maas in the Women's Slopestyle.

First Season Win For Ryan Villopoto

Posted 02/01/2010

Ryan Villopoto, Vans and Monster Energy Pro-Circuit Kawasaki rider, brought some heat to San Francisco and topped the podium with his first win for the season! Once the gate dropped in the 450 Supercross Class, RV found himself in 7th place after a few laps. He was able to make some moves and found himself right behind fellow Northwest rider Josh Hill. Hill wasn't about to give up without a fight with some aggressive moves back and fourth, Ryan was finally able to make a pass stick and charge forward on the hunt for Dungey.

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