Our good friends in OFF! have launched a sick contest for you to win some hard to find items and a pair of kicks. Entering is simple and you’ve got a few chances to win- just like the band on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and join their mailing list. All the details are over at OFFofficial.com. Best of luck to everyone!
Up for grabs are a few prize packages that will include:
A Limited Edition Vans OFF! The Wall Raymond Pettibon T-shirt:
OFF! - Compared To What/Rotten Apple 7” Vinyl (1st pressing Vans cover on Southern Lord - OUT OF PRINT) Signed by all 4 members
And a pair of Vans Old Skools (style and color subject to availability)
I just got sent this photo from Taylor Guitars of their custom Coheed and Cambria design. Think it’s awesome? Of course you do! And luckily for you, you can win it along with a Vans and Coheed prize pack. Time is dwindling to get your entry in so hop to it!
Maybe this doesn’t apply for everyone, but some of you guys have to be going to the Groezrock Festival in Belgium, right? Well, if you are, you can win an exclusive “Punk Rock Dinner” with Millencolin thanks to Epitaph!
All you need to do to win is follow these two simple steps:
1. Head over to Twitter and follow @EpitaphEurope and @Millencolin. 2. Watch out for the official contest message and retweet that message.
Two lucky people will be chosen as winners and the announcement will follow via Twitter.
Head over there now and enter the contest!
Please note that all participants need to have a valid 2-day ticket for Groezrock 2011 (22nd of April - 23d of April) to enter the contest.
The Death Set are about to head out on tour. Want to see them live? We have an awesome way for you guys to do that, plus win A TON OF STUFF for you and your friends from The Death Set & Vans. Show us your best, “Slap, Slap, Slap, Pound, Up, Down, Slap” Handshake.
To enter, make a quick video of you & one friend doing the “Slap, Slap, Slap, Pound, Up, Down, Slap” Handshake. Upload your video to youtube. Email your video link to email@example.com - subject line The Death Set x Vans Contest. Make sure that your video is no longer than 60 seconds. US & Canada residents only.
The Death Set will pick 3 videos as winners. That means you & a friend have 3 chances to win all of this stuff!- 2 VANS Tees, 2 hoodies & 2 pairs of shoes - 2 custom etched Death Set skate decks- 2 TDS new album Michel Poiccard- A pair of tickets to the show of your choice (must be 21+ to attend)
The contest is open for submissions beginning on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 9am Pacific time. Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11.59pm Pacific time. The winners will be contacted by email on Saturday, April 30 & Sunday May 1. Winners will need to respond to us by Tuesday May 3rd to claim your prizes. The winning videos will be posted on The Vans Music Blog!
05/02- Great Scott Allston, MA, US 05/03- Il Motore Montreal, QC, Canada 05/04- The Steelworkers’ Hall Toronto, ON, Canada 05/05- Soundlab Buffalo, NY, US 05/06- Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH, US 05/07- The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI, US 05/09- 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN, US 05/12- Chop Suey Seattle, WA, US 05/13- The Media Club Vancouver, BC, Canada 05/14- Branx Portland, OR, US 05/16- Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA, US 05/17- Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA, US 05/18- The Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ, US 05/20- Red 7 Austin, TX, US 05/21- Club Dada Dallas, TX, US 05/22- Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX, US 05/23- Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA, US 05/24- 529 Atlanta, GA, US 05/24- Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC, US 05/26- The Red Palace Washington, DC, US 05/28- The Windup Space Baltimore, MD, US 05/29- The Barbary Philadelphia, PA, US
Fans are invited to visit www.socialdistortion.com to share the film’s breathtaking trailer via Facebook or Twitter as many times possible. The city with the most shares will win a free red carpet short film premiere and secret performance from the band. Awesome!
Social Distortion is also rewarding top sharers and fans of radio stations across the country with over 40 fly away trips to the winning city to experience the event. The winning city will be selected on April 13. Head to Socialdistortion.com on that day for more details on how to get tickets and enter to win the fly aways! Additionally, the event will be streamed live for fans around the world on participating radio station websites night of the event. There’s only a few more days to get your shares on so don’t wait.
Here’s the trailer for the short film that you’ll be sending to your friends:
Don’t forget to check out Social D this spring, too (*with Chuck Ragan and Sharks):
April 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre* April 27 – El Paso, TX – Club 101* April 29 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom* April 30 – Frisco, TX – Edgefest @ Pizza Hut Park May 1 – Spring, TX – Buzzfest 26 @ The Woodlands Pavilion May 3 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club* May 4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant* May 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre* May 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom* May 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s* May 10 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion* May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE* May 13 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!* May 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony Summer Stage* May 15 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel* May 17 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa* May 18 – Richmond, VA – The National* May 20 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
If you are planning on going to the Portland Rise Against show next week on April 11th at the Rose Garden (yeah, the show with Bad Religion) OR the Seattle show on April 12th, you have to check this out. AEG and Vans are offering up a special prize pack for you.
Here’s what one contest winner per show will receive:
- 10 (!) tickets to Tuesday’s show (that’s you plus nine friends!) - $100 worth of Rise Against merchandise courtesy of BandMerch - A pair of collectible, autographed Rise Against Vans (vegan-friendly, even)
In the celebration of Coheed and Cambria’s 10th anniversary, we’ve teamed up with the band and Taylor Guitars to bring you a simple contest with some sick prizes.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a Special Edition Coheed and Cambria Baby Taylor guitar, Taylor t-shirt, guitar strap, digital tuner, guitar stand, a Vans prize pack including shoes and apparel and a Coheed and Cambria prize pack including an autographed copy of The Second Stage Turbine Blade on vinyl.
Just for entering you also get access to an exclusive video of Coheed’s unreleased song, “Iron Fist” along with an acoustic performance of “Pearl of the Stars.”
The contest ends on May 6th, so get cracking and enter now!
And while your at it, get your tickets for their upcoming tour before they are gone (and trust me…they are moving fast):
4/08 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater 4/09 Dallas, TX - Palladium 4/11 Austin, TX - Stubbs 4/12 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live 4/14 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 4/15 Tampa, FL - Jannus Live 4/18 Charlotte, NC - Fillmore 4/19 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live 4/20 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 4/22 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom 4/25 Boston, MA - House of Blues 4/26 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 4/27 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus 4/29 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theater 4/30 Chicago, IL - House of Blues 5/02 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater 5/03 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue 5/05 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo 5/06 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater 5/07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theate 5/09 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater 5/10 San Diego, CA - House of Blues 5/11 Los Angeles - Club Nokia
Up for grabs is a sick Darkest Hour skate deck from Indie Merch, a copy of the latest Darkest Hour album and some Vans apparel including a pair of kicks, a tee and a hoodie. 3 lucky winners will be chosen at random when the contest ends on March 25th.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - Enter DARKEST HOUR in the subject line - Include you full name, mailing address, clothing size and shoe size (remember to specify Men’s or Women’s sizes)!
Good luck everyone!
From the band:
We’re stoked to offer this giveaway from Vans because some of us have been wearing Vans since we were little shredders. Vans has kept it real all along, and that’s why we still rock their shit!
Don’t forget to catch the guys on tour now:
02/25 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club 02/26 Virginia Beach, VA – Skate High 02/27 Greensboro, NC – Greene St 02/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel 03/01 Joliet, IL – Mojoes 03/02 Sauget, IL – Pop’s 03/03 Covington, KY – The Madhatter 03/04 Detroit, MI – Harpos 03/05 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave 03/06 St. Paul, MN – The Station 03/07 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose 03/08 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground 03/09 TBA, CO – TBA 03/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound 03/11 Reno, NV – The Alley 03/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades 03/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre 03/14 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven 03/15 Boise, ID – The Venue 03/17 Santa Clara, CA – The Avalon 03/18 Modesto, CA – Seasons Hall 03/19 Anaheim, CA – The Grove 03/20 Tucson, AZ – The Rock 03/22 Tulsa, OK – Marquee Theatre 03/24 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre 03/25 Dayton, OH – The Attic 03/26 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club 03/27 Albany, NY – Northern Lights
We are very excited to be a part of the Parkway Drive and Set Your Goals upcoming tour and we are bringing you the chance to check it out…for free! We have a pair of tickets for each date up for grabs. All you do is leave a comment on this post for your chance to win. The contest closes this Friday, Feb 11th, at midnight PST…so get going!
HOW TO ENTER:
-At the comment box below, log-in via Facebook or Twitter from the drop down menu first (so we can contact you if you win). -Include the concert date and city in which you want to win tickets for in your comment. -Be sure to let us know your favorite kind of Vans in your comment, too! -That’s it! Winners will be chosen at random.
Parkway Drive + Set Your Goals Tour Dates: Feb 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues Feb 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound Feb 17 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre Feb 18 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club Feb 19 – St. Louis, MO – Pops Feb 20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Feb 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Feb 22 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos Feb 23 – London, ON – London Music Hall Feb 24 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House Feb 25 – Montreal, QC – The Olympia Feb 26 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza Feb 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts Feb 28 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium Mar 1 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar Mar 2 – Richmond, VA – Hat Factory Mar 3 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall Mar 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Mar 6 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Mar 7 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Mar 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Mar 9 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit Mar 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Mar 12 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
As if that wasn’t enough, you can also win an autographed Parkway Drive guitar and free Vans for a year in another one of our contests. Talk about insane. Good luck, everyone!
I’m pretty excited to let you guys know about a new band we’re working with…
Starting on June 15th, Vans will be giving away 30 pairs of tickets (that’s 30 chances to win!) to a date near you to the upcoming Honda Civic Tour Featuring PARAMORE. Trust me- you’ll see more details on that coming up.
Now on top of that, Paramore is going to be taking questions from YOU, the Vans fans, for an interview that will be right here! All you have to do is leave a comment on anything you want to know and we’ll take it from there.
This is the 100th post of the Vans Music Blog! Hooray! So I want to celebrate by giving you the chance to win a $50 VANS GIFT CARD! This contest is only open to US residents and this gift card can only be used on a Vans Off The Wall store. This means you cannot use it online or at a store like Journeys or Zumiez.
Now to the contest!
You know Vans rocks some pretty sweet band collabs. We have Iron Maiden, Slayer, Ramones, Rise Against, Kiss- you know them well! Now I want to know who YOU want to see on a Vans collab. Maybe some Every Time I Die or Gallows New Eras? How about Micheal Jackson Sk8 Hi shoes? Can you imagine red leather ones!? You could even want some Hannah Montana or Lady GaGa slip-ons. It can be anything your little heart desires. The only limit is your creativity on this one.
How to enter: Just leave a comment of the band, shoe style and what you’d want it to look like! Do you want album art? Do you want the band’s logo? Perhaps jewel encrusted soles? Feathers? Speak up! All you have to do is tell me your dream band’s shoe and you are entered to win. Make sure to include some sort of contact information (like your Twitter name or e-mail) so we can contact you if you are the winner!
A winner will be picked randomly from applicable entries. Contest ends on Sunday, April 4th at 12pm PST.