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Bad Religion Culminate 30th Anniversary with 15th Studio Album in Sept

Posted 07/30/2010

Celebrating three decades of influential, thought provoking and groundbreaking punk rock, Bad Religion will release their fifteenth studio album, The Dissent of Man, on September 28. The album's first single "The Devil in Stitches" made its debut on the world famous KROQ 106.7 in Los Angeles on Tuesday and can be heard now on MySpace. Fans can preorder The Dissent of Man now at the Bad Religion Store. Additionally, Bad Religion will kick off a North American tour in October with support from Bouncing Souls and Off With Their Heads.

Vans Skatepark Round-up on Thrasher

Posted 07/29/2010

Check out part 1 of the Vans Skatepark Round-up on Thrasher!  From Tony Alva to Andrew Langi, the Vans team showed up to the Venice park in droves for Thrasher's biggest round-up yet!  Stay tuned for more footage and photos over at Thrasher.

FLIP Signing at Vans Costa Mesa Store on Tues, Aug 3rd

Posted 07/29/2010

Join Geoff Rowley, Lance Mountain, Andrew Langi, Curren Caples, David Gonzalez and more at the Vans Store in Costa Mesa, CA. Autographs, giveaways and more will go down on Tuesday, August 3rd at 3pm. Don't miss your favorite riders all in one place!

X Games Live This Weekend

Posted 07/29/2010

Los Angeles is becoming X Games heaven as of today. Over 200 of the best action sports athletes in the world will take over ramps, rails, dirt, park and street courses until Sunday, August 1. Keep your eye out for a grip of Vans athletes competing in Skate and BMX. If you can't make it out to see records being broken, and unbelievable tricks, ESPN has all the coverage you've ever dreamed about so you won't miss anything.

Vans x Surf Diva Boarding School

Posted 07/28/2010

Yesterday was the first day of the Vans x Surf Diva Boarding School at La Jolla Shores, and it pretty much ruled. Follow along with our girl Alexia on the Vans Girls Blog where she is posting photos and videos from the surf camp. Then be sure to check back next week for a review of Friday's session with our team rider Leila Hurst!

Vans and Yo Gabba Gabba! Team Up on Shoe Collection

Posted 07/28/2010

Some early news for your holiday gift lists! Vans announces a special Yo Gabba Gabba! shoe collection for kids releasing in November. Available at better shoe stores worldwide and in the U.S. on Shop.Vans.com, the Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi Deconstruct shoes include eight different versions, with each character represented on their own shoe as well as two versions of a Yo Gabba Gabba! group shoe. Check back for updates...

Vans Video Vault with Ryan Guettler

Posted 07/27/2010

Australian Hellman and Vans BMX Team rider Ryan Guettler hooked up with Vital BMX to talk about his newest signature shoe, the Whip 3. Check out a few clips of him shredding and see how you can win a pair of his favorite shoes. You can catch Ryan competing in the X Games going on in LA this weekend.

Vans Welcomes Dakota Roche to BMX Team

Posted 07/27/2010

Straight outta Orange County, Vans would like to welcome Dakota Roche to the BMX Team for 2010. The Huntington Beach native will join a host of BMX icons, legends and all around bad-asses in representing the original waffle sole squad of two-wheeled bicycle hellions. Dakota will join Ty Morrow and Sean Sexton in the BMX Street contest this week at X Games in LA, so be on the look-out for some massive hanger 180s to go down.

School of Rock Presents Live Aid Summer Tour

Posted 07/27/2010

Head out to the Whisky A Go Go in LA tonight, July 27th or Friday, July 30th to the Glass House in Pomona to support the School of Rock on their Live Aid Summer Tour. The event is a tribute to the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, benefitting Music For Relief. Check out details!

Juxtapoz Highlights Dennis McNett

Posted 07/23/2010

The newest Juxtapoz Magazine features friend of Vans and supported artist Dennis McNett. His unique approach to art including woodcarvings, paper mache, masks and "storybook creatures" make him a standout in the East Coast art scene. Take a minute to read up on this talented artist and be on the lookout for his upcoming shows.

Jacks Hermosa Beach Grand Opening - July 30, 31, Aug 1

Posted 07/22/2010

Head out to Hermosa Beach, CA to celebrate the Grand Opening of Jacks Surfboards! The festivites include autograph signings, tons of giveaways, a huge Grand Opening Sale, and more! See ya there.

Get Ready Florida, the Vans Warped Tour is Coming Your Way!

Posted 07/22/2010

The Vans Warped Tour has been on the road for a month now, and boy is this an awesome year! The tour hits St. Petersburg tomorrow, West Palm Beach on Saturday, and Orlando to round out the weekend. The tour then heads to the Midwest, through California and ends in Oregon on August 15th. This means there is only a few more weeks to catch the tour, so don't miss your favorite bands playing this summer! Also, make sure you check out the interviews, videos, recent photos, Girls Blog, behind the scenes and all the other good stuff. See you in the pit.

Pro Camp Featuring Bucky Lasek Recap

Posted 07/22/2010

Both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA held a Pro camp over the last two weeks featuring Bucky Lasek and other pros. Bucky invited Neal Hendrix, Lincoln Ueda, Mike Frazier, Josh Borden and Darin "Cookiehead" Jenkins out to help him teach the kids. Each park sold out with 30 kids for the two-day advanced skate camp.

Pro Camp Featuring Bucky Lasek Recap

Posted 07/22/2010

Both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA held a Pro camp over the last two weeks featuring Bucky Lasek and other pros.  Bucky invited Neal Hendrix, Lincoln Ueda, Mike Frazier, Josh Borden and Darin "Cookiehead" Jenkins out to help him teach the kids.  Each park sold out with 30 kids for the two-day advanced skate camp.

X Games 16 is Coming at You Next Week

Posted 07/21/2010

Can you believe it's been 16 years since the X Games started? This year marks it's seventh consecutive year the event will take place in Los Angeles. Starting Thursday, July 29 - Sunday, August 1, more than 200 of the best action sports athletes in the world will compete in Skate, BMX, Moto and Rally competition. Be on the look out for Vans team riders Pedro Barros, Bucky Lasek, Johnny Layton, Scotty Cranmer, Ryan Guettler, and Ty Morrow, just to name a few. If you can't join us in LA, ESPN has you covered with 30 plus hours of HD programming over the course of the event. Hold your breath, because it will be here before you can say X Games.

Rancid's Matt Freeman Goes Upright for New Devils Brigade Album

Posted 07/20/2010

Celebrated Bay Area punk legend Matt Freeman of Rancid and Operation Ivy fame will release the long awaited, self-titled debut album for his side project Devils Brigade on August 31 via Hellcat Records. The bass player has assimilated a touring band to join him this fall when they hit the road with labelmates Street Dogs on a US tour. Devils Brigade was conceived in 2000, when bassist Matt Freeman began writing songs with Tim Armstrong between Rancid tours. This led to a few EPs and some songs on Hellcat's Give Em The Boot compilation, but the project was put on the back burner when Rancid began touring and recording again. Years went by and after Rancid took a break from touring on the Let The Dominoes Fall record, Matt got the itch to reactivate the project with a new studio album.

Vans Coastal Edge 20th Anniversary Block Party

Posted 07/20/2010

Come out this weekend to the Vans Coastal Edge 20th Anniversary Block Party at the Icon Coastal Edge store on 21st Ave in Virginia Beach, VA. The event kicks off at noon on Saturday, July 25th. There will be skate sessions on the mini ramp, free schwag, free bbq, a girls fashion show and Vans athlete appearances and signing with Tony Trujillo, Johnny Layton and Gilbert Crockett from the skate team and Joel Tudor, Dane Gudauskas and Shea Lopez from the surf team. The event finishes with a performance by Jackmove. If you are anywhere near Virginia Beach you don't want to miss this event, so come out and enjoy.

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Posted 07/19/2010

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Vote for Vans Surf Team Riders in Innersection Video Contest

Posted 07/16/2010

Your vote counts! Okay, so this isn't politics, rather the Innersection Video Contest! Two of our Vans Surf Team riders John John Florence and Pat Gudauskas have worked with their filmmakers and editors to create their own 2-3 minute surf segment. The grand prize is to get into the next Taylor Steele film and a chance at $100,000! Only 5 days to get your vote in, so help support our team riders today!

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Posted 07/16/2010

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Set Your Goals Calls Fans to Action in New Video

Posted 07/14/2010

Bay Area Pop-punk band Set Your Goals has partnered up with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) to release a timely new video for their latest single "Gaia Bleeds" from the band's Epitaph debut album This Will Be The Death Of Us. Set Your Goals is calling fans to action suggesting they make a donation to SSCS to help support their "Operation Gulf Rescue," which is currently training volunteers for hazmat operations and conducting reconnaissance surveys of the disastrous oil spill. Watch the video on MySpace. On another note, Set Your Goals is currently orchestrating the pit on this summer's Vans Warp Tour. Don't miss one of the tour's hottest bands!

Street Dogs Drop Fifth Studio Album on August 31

Posted 07/14/2010

The Boston bred punk band Street Dogs return to champion the working class and to re-ignite punk rock with their finest and most urgent record to date, their self-titled fifth studio album, due out on August 31 via Hellcat Records.  Following the release, the band will be touring in support of the new album along with Matt Freeman's (Rancid) side project, Devils Brigade, and this year's Celtic punk heroes Flatfoot 56. "The album is self-titled because it's collectively as a group coming forward and saying this is our best and most definitive work so far."

Maloof Money Cup Returns to So Cal Aug 4-8

Posted 07/14/2010

It's time for round 2! The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans returns to the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, CA on August 4-8. With nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the world's greatest skateboarding event will feature not only the most insane street and vert skating, but autograph signings, activities and live music. This is big folks. All the action will be featured on LIVE television on FUEL TV as well as a live webcast. There is really no way you can miss this event!

One Way or Another Tour Recap

Posted 07/14/2010

Last month a group of artists who skate traveled around the country; LA to Kansas City, Kansas City to Austin. Vans supported artists Dennis McNett, P-Nut, Donny Miller and a whole crew crammed into a van and hit up three cities for one night only art shows. Their journey will be in the newest Color Magazine as well as a video (soon to come) on their site. Watch the trailer for a sneak peak.

July Best Trick Recap

Posted 07/14/2010

We keep rolling with the monthly best trick contests!  See below where each skatepark reports in on what went down for July.  Vans Skateparks blow out best trick contests on the first Friday of every month at 7pm.  Winner takes home a pair of Vans and gets a spot on the monthly winner's plaque.  Bring it!

Vans Store Grand Opening with Special Guest Derek Albeck

Posted 07/14/2010

Vans lined up artist Derek Albeck to stop by one of our newest Vans stores in Sherman Oaks, CA on Saturday, July 17th. Derek will be doing live screen printing for the attendees and we'll be handing out limited edition "Derek Albeck" themed Vans pencil bags for the first 50 people. Come celebrate with us!

Both Vans Skateparks Now Officially on Twitter

Posted 07/14/2010

Follow both Vans Skateparks on Twitter @vanstheblock & @vansorlandosk8 for current news and updates.  Follow each parks today for the most up-to-date Vans Skatepark information this summer season.

Beth Orton Signs to Anti-Records

Posted 07/13/2010

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Beth Orton has signed worldwide to Anti-Records. A revered award-winning artist, Beth Orton is renowned for her distinct and intensely expressive voice. Orton's adroit songwriting and emotionally evocative vocal style - infusing intimate folk reminiscent of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell with lilting and subtly atmospheric pop flourishes - - has continuously evolved, yet always retained an intriguing mix of fragility and transcendence which never fails to move and inspire fans around the world.

The Gudauskas Brothers' Friendly Rivalry

Posted 07/12/2010

The newest feature on Surfline spotlights the brotherhood between Dane, Pat and Tanner Gudauskas. With videos and interviews of the Vans Surf Team riders, you get to know if they consider themselves friends or rivals (especially when it comes to girls,) hear funny stories, and find out what close brothers they really are.

Introducing Claw$ x Vans!

Posted 07/12/2010

Come to Vans Belmont Shore on Thursday, July 15 from 6-9pm where we will be celebrating our newest Girls collaboration! Vans teamed up with New York's Claw Money to create two limited edition styles of footwear and a small capsule of coordinating pieces that were inspired by California's sun-bleached surfers and long thriving punk scene. More to come on this collaboration soon...

Villopoto and The Daily Habit Unite

Posted 07/09/2010

Tonight, three-time Motocross Lites Champion and Vans MX Team rider, Ryan Villopoto stops by The Daily Habit. Ryan tells us about why his 2010 Supercross Championship run was cut short and what it takes to get back on the track. If you have plans, don't forget to set your DVR because the show airs tonight, Friday, July 9 at 6pm PT on FUEL TV.

ETID Sh*t Happens: The Series?

Posted 07/07/2010

Buffalo, New York's favorite party dudes Every Time I Die have officially announced the release of a new weekly episodic series entitled "Sh*t Happens: The Series?". This latest endeavor into international debauchery finds the boys again teamed up with Space Monkey Studios to bring you the finest in unapologetic tomfoolery. "The Series?" will premiere with a recap of their previous releases (including cult classic "Sh*t Happens", "Party Poopers" and "The Dudes and Don'ts of Recording") on July 14, while the first full episode will air on July 28.  Fans can stream the series' theme song now! (But let us tell you before you watch, the video does include some language that isn't appropriate for everyone.)

The Pool Parties in Brooklyn Start Sunday!

Posted 07/07/2010

Reserve this Sunday, July 11th to hit up The Pool Parties at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. This concert series has awesome talent, good times and conintues every Sunday for free all summer long. While you're enjoying the sun, music and thousands of friends, stop by the Vans tee station. Attendees will be able to pick a screen of their choice and have it printed on a Core Basics tee for free each Sunday. Even we couldn't resist being there.

Social Distortion Announces Fall US Tour

Posted 07/07/2010

Iconic Southern California rock ?n' roll band Social Distortion have announced a headlining US tour beginning October 14 through Nov 23 in support of the their highly anticipated forthcoming album due out later this fall. Touring for the first time since 2009's memorable excursion of Europe and the US, which included dates with Pearl Jam, and the band's recent jaunt to Brazil and Argentina earlier this year, Social Distortion will be performing a few select warm-up shows before hitting the main stage at this summer's Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.  Following the festival dates, the band will take a month off before returning to the stage to unveil their first new album in six years for music hungry fans across the country on one of the fall's most awaited tours.

Black Chukkas Single and Video Release

Posted 07/07/2010

Do you own Black Chukka Boots? Gibere Forte has a pair and a new single out called, "Black Chukkas." The video premiered this past weekend on MTV Jams and it has begun spinning on the main MTV channel as well as MTV-U. Even though the song and video were made completely independent of us, we like to support this talented kid. He's a true Vans fan to the core. Now, watch the video already.

Leila Hurst Wins NSSA Explorer's

Posted 07/06/2010

Congratulations to Vans Surf Team rider Leila Hurst for becoming the NSSA Explorer Women's Champion this past weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier. Nice work, Leila!

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On The Road With Vans BMX Team - Episode 1

Posted 07/02/2010

It's a Vans invasion. The BMX Team drops anchor in Tempe, AZ and starts off early at a giant concrete skatepark. Luke Parslow goes upside down before noon and Josh Harrington drops a big nose wheelie to barspin like it's nothing. If you like bowls, you'll love these clips in the video. Be on the look out for more episodes coming soon.

Last Chance to Join Vans Summer Skate Camp

Posted 07/01/2010

You have one last shot to fine tune your shred before summer. Both Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL currently have 2010 Skate Camp registration open. Each park will run 5 separate weeks of camp Mon - Fri 8am - 12pm for street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $170 for members and $195 for non-members. See details for specific camp weeks. Spots are almost full, so contact you local park to sign up today.

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