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)
KISS is starting their summer US and Canadian Tour at the end of this month! Tickets are on sale now so scoop them up. There’s also a special Meet & Greet package new for this year that includes:
Boom. Find your date, get your tickets and rock ‘n roll all nite (and party every day).
May 29 - Sacramento, CA
June 23 - Everett, WA
June 24 - Spokane, WA
June 26 - Kamloops, BC
June 27 - Abbotsford, BC
June 29 - Prince George, BC
June 30 - Dawson Creek, BC
July 2 - Fort McMurray, AB
July 6 - Sarnia, ON
July 9 - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
July 12 - Manchester, NH
July 13 - Bushkill, NY
July 15 - WALKER, MN
July 16 - Oshkosh, WI
July 18 - Springfield, IL
July 24 - Montreal, QC
July 26 - Orillia, ON
July 27 - Windsor, ON
July 28 - Verona, NY
And maybe get these before you head to the show, too:
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)
To enter the PORTLAND contest:
Send your first and last name to firstname.lastname@example.org with RISE AGAINST in the subject line.
To enter the SEATTLE contest:
Send your first and last name to email@example.com with RISE AGAINST in the subject line.
Both contests close on Monday, April 11 at 9 am for Portland and noon for Seattle. One winner for each date will be chosen at random, and will be notified via e-mail.
Contributing photographer Colleen Allison rocked on over to Musink with Vans this year and got some awesome photos of Suicidal Tendencies, Hot Water Music and Jordan Buckley’s custom shoes to share with you guys. Give them a look!
Check them all out on our Flikr slide show:
You know what 2011 is going to bring?
Remastered Queen studio albums for the band’s 40th year anniversary! All 15 of them.
The band recently signed a new record deal with Universal Music Group. Despite being with EMI for the past 40 years, the change occurred when the company was bought out by a private firm.
Their new deal covers the globe, not just North America, and the reissues will be out on Hollywood Records throughout next year. And despite the passing of Freddie Mercury, this new deal should result in another popularity surge for Queen.
Know the best way to get amped up for these remasters? Get a pair of our sweet, black denim Queen kicks. I’m dying to get my hands on these:
This year, we are proud to introduce a run of 2010 Vans Warped Tour Vans! These shoes will be highly limited with a few pairs available at each tour stop. Once they are gone at the show, they are gone. Want them? You better get there early! You won’t be able to get them anywhere else- not online and not in stores.
Good. Because everyone needs more Vans.
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.
So….what’s it gonna be?
Check out who we caught up with when we did our massive gifting at SXSW:
Ninjasonik, Tumbledown, Hey Monday, The Cab, Zlam Dunk, Riverboat Gamblers, Rise Against, The Death Set, Shawn Fisher, Hill Valley, Conditions, Title Fight, Every Avenue and of course, Oliver Peck.