#LiveMarley On The 2012 Vans Warped Tour: New Found Glory Interview

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With a 1955 VW Marley bus stocked with Marley headphones and a summer’s worth of sunscreen, the House of Marley’s Chris Hurley will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look at life On the Road with the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.

This week, Chris Hurley is joined by 2012 Vans Warped Tour headliners, Marley headphones enthusiasts, and all-around nice guys, New Found Glory. Check out the video interview below to see which House of Marley product NFG wants to throw wheels on and turn into a skateboard.

New Found Glory

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Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 1 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 2 Recap.

Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 3 Recap.

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#LiveMarley On The 2012 Vans Warped Tour: Week 2

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With a 1955 VW Marley bus stocked with Marley headphones and a summer’s worth of sunscreen, the House of Marley’s Chris Hurley will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look at life On the Road with the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.

WEEK 2

June 23 • San Francisco, CA

Hello San Francisco! What a beautiful city, and what a beautiful day. Today’s show is already sold out (20,000 tickets sold)! That means we’re gonna be busy. Yesterday we sold more earbud headphones than any other day on the tour. Hopefully we can keep that momentum moving today. With the capacity crowd and this awesome weather, I think we can.

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Doin’ work.

June 24 • Ventura, CA

Today, the 2012 Vans Warped Tour stops in Ventura, California, just south of Santa Barbara. The venue today is probably going to be one of the most scenic we see this summer. The House of Marley stage is facing directly toward the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Cruz Islands.
Later today, Mod Sun will be on the HOM stage with a very special guest: Cisco Adler from Shwayze. Another great day of music and another great day to spread the word about #LiveMarley and all the amazing things we’re doing at the House of Marley!

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Mod Sun with Cisco Adler on the House of Marley stage.

June 27 • Chula Vista, CA

Today is our last day in California. We’re in Chula Vista, which is about ten miles off the Mexican border.
It’s such a beautiful day, we better enjoy it while it lasts. Starting tomorrow, we head east into Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, all of which will be unreasonably hot, I’m sure. Speaking of which, I’m currently writing this from the air-conditioned comforts of the tour bus we share with a few other sponsors. I’m going to soak up as much of this as I can before we hit the triple digit temperatures of the Southwest.
At 4:45, New Found Glory will be coming by the Marley tent to hangout and sign stuff for their fans. Great band, great guys, great day to visit the House of Marley on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour!

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Our new friends in New Found Glory, meeting fans at the House of Marley tent.

June 28 • Glendale, AZ

I’m feeling hot, hot, HOT! It’s 8:35 am and it’s already 95 degrees outside! We are being warned that temperatures could reach as high as 110 degrees. The kids coming today must really love these bands, because these weather conditions are in no way enjoyable.
One “cool” thing that did happy this morning was stumbled upon a video blog from the 2012 Vans Warped Tour band, We The Kings. Yesterday in Chula Vista, Charles and Danny from We The Kings came by to hangout at the VW Marley bus. They were so ecstatic about the Marley headphones and our values of being Earth-friendly and sustainable that they picked up a couple pairs of Zion and Conqueror in-ear headphones. And as I mentioned, they even gave us a nice shout-out in their video blog, Internet Killed TV. Check it out below!

June 29 • Las Cruces, NM

Today, the 2012 Vans Warped Tour is making a stop in Las Cruces, home of New Mexico State University. We’re bracing for another hot day, but it shouldn’t be nearly as intense as yesterday in Arizona. That’s good because my House of Marley tourmates, Taylor and Craig have been working out here nonstop so far today. Seems like New Mexico has a lot of love for Marley! Taylor’s been taking some awesome pics of all our new friends, and Craig has been hooking everybody up with the Marley in-ear headphones. And lest we forget the bands on the House of Marley stage are killing it, day in and day out, regardless of the heat! Can’t stop, won’t stop.

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G-Eazy showing the kids some #LiveMarley love.

#LiveMarley Fan Photos

June 23 • San Francisco, CA

June 24 • Ventura, CA

June 27 • Chula Vista, CA

June 29 • Las Cruces, NM



Read the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Week 1 Recap.

For more exclusive 2012 Vans Warped Tour photos, visit the House of Marley on Facebook.

#LiveMarley On The 2012 Vans Warped Tour: Week 1

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When the House of Marley was invited to host a stage at the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, we were thrilled about the prospect of sharing our message, our products, and some of our favorite artists with audiences across North America. With a stocked 1955 Volkswagon Marley bus full of swag, Marley headphones, and a summer’s worth of sunscreen, the House of Marley team will be out in full-force at every date of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, meeting fans, doing product demos and teaching kids everywhere what it means to live #LiveMarley.

Along the way, the House of Marley’s tour manager, Chris Hurley will be capturing the excitement in a series of backstage blogs, photos, and videos from the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. The first installment: coming to you right now.

WEEK 1

June 15 • Huntington Beach, CA

Hello.
My name is Chris Hurley. I am 25-years-old, from Huntington Beach, California, and I’m the House of Marley’s tour manager for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour! I just finished packing my bags for what promises to be a long and memorable road trip, kicking off tomorrow in Salt Lake City.
Joining me on the journey are Craig Jarvis and Taylor Miller. Collectively, we couldn’t be more excited about representing HOM on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, and I can’t wait to share our stories. Buckle up.

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That’s me.

June 16 • Salt Lake City, UT

Today we are in Salt Lake City for day one, and WOW! Talk about a huge production. There are seven stages and almost one hundred bands on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. So cool that the House of Marley is one of those seven stages.
In addition to having our own stage, we also brought along our 1955 Volkswagon Marley bus. From the bus, we get to sell Marley headphones and interact with 15,000 concert-goers on a daily basis. Believe me when I say our stage, our van, and our products turn heads immediately. We definitely have the coolest, most eye-catching setup if I do say so myself!

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The ’55 VW Marley bus!

June 17 • Denver, CO

Glad to say we made it to day two. We almost didn’t. Whewwww…
Last night, we were getting ready to load the Marley bus onto the trailer for the overnight drive to Denver. You see, the Marley bus is 57-years-old and dropped so low, it passes for a low rider. The ramps on the trailer were less than four feet long, so trying to get our bus up and onto the trailer was almost impossible. It just kept bottoming out. We must have had 20 different people helping us push, pull and lift the Marley bus.
After about an hour of hard work and creative thinking, we finally got it onto the trailer and strapped down safely for the trek to Denver. It was really encouraging to see so many people help us out considering we are the tour rookies. But then again, who wouldn’t help out a ’55 VW bus in need?

June 20 • Las Vegas, NV

Not sure if this happens every year, but whoever organized the 2012 Vans Warped Tour made sure to schedule two days off in Vegas! Think its a good idea to have a hundred bands and sponsors spend two days in Sin City? We sure did!
We stayed at the Luxor, went out to dinner, played a little Blackjack, hit the gym and spa, then took in the sights and sounds of the strip, saving a little time to rest up for our big day today. Now it’s 100 degrees of pure desert heat. 12 hour days in conditions like these can sometimes be tough, but luckily for us we have plenty of water and amazing hip hop and reggae artists to get us through the day!

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Back to work!

June 21 • Irvine, CA

We are back in Cali! Craig, Taylor and I all currently live in Southern California, so it’s nice that the 2012 Vans Warped Tour is already bringing us back home. We all have a lot of great friends coming to today’s show in Irvine, and we get to enjoy the cool Pacific Ocean breeze. A welcome substitute for yesterday’s desert heat.
Today on the House of Marley stage I’m most looking forward to Hawaiian reggae band, The Green and hip hop artist and Riverside, California’s own T. Mills. Both artists have strong followings here in SoCal. Gonna be dope!

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T. Mills running the House of Marley stage.

June 22 • Pomona, CA

On our way to Pomona! Team Marley is definitely making our presence known here on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. More and more bands are coming up to us asking about Marley headphones. What is House of Marley? How are Marley headphones Earth friendly? What is 1Love.org? These are all questions we receive every day from some of our favorite bands. In the first week alone I’ve been able to talk Marley headphones with Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, The Used, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, G-Eazy and more. It’s amazing! I have yet to come across a single person who can’t appreciate something about Marley headphones. There is always something about House of Marley for people to relate to and appreciate, and I’m proud to be able to share this stuff with bands I admire and great people at every stop of the tour!

#LiveMarley Fan Photos

June 16 • Salt Lake City, UT

June 17 • Denver, CO

June 20 • Las Vegas, NV

June 21 • Irvine, CA

June 22 • Pomona, CA



For more exclusive 2012 Vans Warped Tour photos, visit the House of Marley on Facebook.