OFF! The Wall Giveaway

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 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)


Win a Dinner with Millencolin at Groezrock!

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.

CONTEST: The Death Set Video

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 - 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!

Tour Dates with Win Win:

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

WIN: Rise Against Tickets, Signed Shoes and Merch

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 with RISE AGAINST in the subject line.

To enter the SEATTLE contest:
Send your first and last name to 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.

Good luck!

WIN: Custom Coheed and Cambria Guitar + Vans Gear

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

An Evening with Matt Costa

Singer/songwriter Matt Costa debuts his newest album titled Mobile Chateau this Tuesday on September 21st!

If you head over to, you can check out an exclusive video for “Drive.” Warning: It’s cute overload. Who doesn’t like stop motion bugs!?

As if that wasn’t rad enough, we’ve got special Matt Costa post cards at participating Vans stores that will give you not only a free song, but also a chance to win a pair of custom Vans.

Be sure to watch the video, grab a postcard and get the album on Tuesday!