It’s always time for a Big Day Out, and, if you’re from Australia, you know exactly what that means. Come 2013, Vans will be sponsoring Australia’s longest running music festival in all five cities, and we are stoked to bring skate and music to the stage with Bay Day Out 2013! Perhaps there might even be some special limited edition Band shoe re-releases in the mix, too. 
Keep an eye out for artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, and Against Me! A limited amount of Big Day Out 2013 Holographic Souvenir Pre-sale tickets are available exclusively at General Pants Stores. Get the full run-down at bigdayout.com. Spoiler: It’s gonna be rad. 

It’s always time for a Big Day Out, and, if you’re from Australia, you know exactly what that means. Come 2013, Vans will be sponsoring Australia’s longest running music festival in all five cities, and we are stoked to bring skate and music to the stage with Bay Day Out 2013! Perhaps there might even be some special limited edition Band shoe re-releases in the mix, too. 

Keep an eye out for artists like Red Hot Chili PeppersThe KillersVampire Weekend, and Against Me! A limited amount of Big Day Out 2013 Holographic Souvenir Pre-sale tickets are available exclusively at General Pants Stores. Get the full run-down at bigdayout.com. Spoiler: It’s gonna be rad. 

And we’ll have fun, fun, fun till daddy takes the T-Bird awayyyy. Or, y’know, just for one weekend in Austin this November. That works too.
The line-up for the Fun Fun Fun Fest was announced this week, and let’s just say it’s pretty stellar. You see that list with the little skull hanging out next to it? Yep, that’s what I’ve got my eye on. Turbonegro, X, Against Me!, OFF!, Valient Thorr? Sold.
We’re all about the music lineup, but make time for all of the art, food, and fashion while you’re there as well. Keep an eye on funfunfunfest.com for all the latest info.

And we’ll have fun, fun, fun till daddy takes the T-Bird awayyyy. Or, y’know, just for one weekend in Austin this November. That works too.

The line-up for the Fun Fun Fun Fest was announced this week, and let’s just say it’s pretty stellar. You see that list with the little skull hanging out next to it? Yep, that’s what I’ve got my eye on. Turbonegro, X, Against Me!, OFF!, Valient Thorr? Sold.

We’re all about the music lineup, but make time for all of the art, food, and fashion while you’re there as well. Keep an eye on funfunfunfest.com for all the latest info.

The calendars have just flipped over to June, meaning the Vans Warped Tour is only a couple of weeks away. We decided to take a break from all of our busy summer planning to look back on some of last year’s highlights. There’s tons more shots on our Flickr too. What were some of your favorite bands from last summer?

Don’t miss Warped Tour in your city! And make sure to follow this year’s pit reporter, Amy, for all the day-to-day updates. 

Vans Warped Tour 2012:

6.16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark 
6.17 - Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High 
6.20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Hotel Parking Lot 
6.21 - Irvine, CA @ Orange County Great Park 
6.22 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6.23 - San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park Lot A
6.24 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura County Fair
6.27 - Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wirelss Ampitheatre
6.28 - Glendale, AZ @ Camelback Ranch 
6.29 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6.30 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7.1 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
7.3 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion 
7.5 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
7.6 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace or Auburn Hills
7.7 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7.8 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7.9 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Ampitheatre
7.10 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7.11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7.12 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavillion 
7.13 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7.14 - Montreal, QC @ Parterre lle Notra Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau
7.15 - Toronto, ON @ The Flats at Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
7.17 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7.18 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavillion 
7.19 - Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7.20 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7.21 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 
7.22 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
7.24 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion 
7.25 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach 
7.26 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Ampitheatre at Lakewood
7.27 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7.28 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre
7.29 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park 
7.30 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
7.31 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8.1 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Ampitheatre
8.4 - Redmond, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park
8.5 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront 

Let’s keep those House Parties comin’

In case your calendar missed the memo, the next party at the House of Vans is coming up on Thursday, 8/18. Tokyo Police Club, Against Me!, Big Freedia/Japanther, and Team Robespierre are ready to take on Brooklyn and we are more than stoked to have them.

Webcast details are comin’ up soon. Check vans.com/houseparties for more info or to RSVP for the show.

While you’re waiting on that, Keith Morris from OFF! gives us the lowdown on rad places to see and eat in Brooklyn. Featuring live clips from House Party #2 with OFF!, Lemuria, and Superchunk last month.

Check it out on OffTheWall.TV

The 2011 Official Warped Tour Compilation

          

It’s that time of year again! The 2011 Official Warped Tour Comp is now here. With an impressive 50-song, 2-disc comp there will be plenty for every Warped fan. You guys do know this CD is only $5 at Warped, right? It should be available soon, so fear not. In the meantime, check out the track list right here:

TRACK LISTING

Disc #1
1 Paramore – For A Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic
2 A Day To Remember – All Signs Point To Lauderdale
3 Set Your Goals – Certain
4 The Devil Wears Prada – Anatomy
5 Asking Alexandria – Closure
6 Attack Attack! – A For Andrew
7 Big D and the Kids Table – Modern American Gypsy
8 Vonnegutt – Bright Eyes
9 Moving Mountains – Where Two Bodies Lie
10 The Wonder Years – Don’t Let Me Cave In
11 Neo Geo – Can’t Catch Me
12 Hellogoodbye – Finding Something To Do
13 Family Force 5 – Wobble
14 Abandon All Ships – Take One Last Breath
15 Of Mice & Men – Purified
16 Veara – Pull Your Own Weight
17 The Dangerous Summer – Good Things
18 Every Avenue – Tell Me I’m A Wreck
19 A Skylit Drive – Too Little Too Late
20 Big Chocolate – Sound Of My Voice (feat. Weerd Science)
21 The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep
22 Street Dogs – Punk Rock And Roll
23 Blacklist Royals – Riverside
24 Elway – Whispers In A Shot Glass
25 The Copyrights – Worn Out Passport

Disc #2
1 Against Me! – Because Of The Shame
2 Lucero – I Don’t Wanna Be The One
3 August Burns Red – Meddler
4 Dance Gavin Dance – Pounce Bounce
5 Larry and His Flask – Blood Drunk
6 River City Extension – Our New Intelligence
7 Brothers Of Brazil – Samba Around The Clock
8 Lionize – Your Trying To Kill Me
9 The Aggrolites – Complicated Girl
10 The Black Pacific – The System
11 Sharks – It All Relates
12 The Menzingers – Deep Sleep
13 Go Radio – Any Other Heart
14 There For Tomorrow – The Joyride
15 Places and Numbers – Notes From The Dead Zone
16 Grieves – Bloody Poetry
17 I Set My Friends On Fire – It Comes Naturally
18 Woe, Is Me – [&] Delinquents
19 Miss May I – Relentless Chaos
20 Motionless In White – Creatures
21 The Word Alive – 2012
22 Sick Of Sarah – Autograph
23 The Darlings – Hypnotize
24 The Exposed – To Your Demised
25 Continental – No Reservations