Vans Presents Wax Trax! Experience Featuring Documentary Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Live Q&A Event Across the US and Canada

Live Performance by Ministry (Wax Trax! Era Set) and Cold Cave

Get Your Tickets on Record Store Day at Partner Record Shops with Purchase of Wax Trax! Soundtrack

March 28, 2019 (Costa Mesa, CA) Record Store Day and Vans , the original action sports brand rooted in art, music and street culture, are teaming up to release a special edition soundtrack for the award-winning music documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records on Record Store Day, April 13, 2019 .

The album, which features previously unreleased songs by Wax Trax! artists, will be available at independent record stores across the United States.. To coincide with the album launch, Vans will embark on a multi-city Wax Trax! experience featuring screenings of the film, live Q&A, and a performance by industrial rock legends, Ministry performing an early ‘90s era Wax Trax! set. On Record Store Day, April 13, House of Vans Chicago located at 113 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL will kick-off the first of six stops. VIP tickets to the Vans and Wax Trax! events will be available through select independent record stores on April 13 with the purchase of the Wax Trax! Soundtrack and include access to the film screening, Q&A and live performance. A limited amount of general admission tickets to the live performance will be available for each event experience. Fans can also RSVP for a chance to see the performance portion of the events at

Vans Presents: Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records Experience Events
4/13: Chicago, IL @ House of Vans Chicago
4/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/17: Toronto, CA @ Danforth Music Hall
4/19: Austin, TX @ Fair Market
4/22: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
4/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Participating Record Stores
Chicago, IL
Laurie’s Planet of Sound
Reckless Records
Dusty Groove
Dave’s Records
Shuga Records
Beverly Records

New York, NY
Generation Records
Academy Records
Rough Trade

Toronto, CA
Dead Dog Records
Sonic Boom

Rotate This
Pop Music

Austin, TX
Waterloo Records
End of an Ear

San Francisco, CA
1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Amoeba Records

Los Angeles, CA
Permanent Records
Going Underground
Amoeba Records

Wax Trax! was an influential Chicago record store and label that helped give rise to punk and industrial music of the ‘80s and ‘90s. It also served as a lifeline for people outside of the mainstream by fostering and encouraging a safe place for artists and outsiders. The soundtrack includes artists closely aligned with the label and music scene including Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, The Young Gods, Pankow, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, FRONT 242, Mussolini Headkick, Laibach and Chris Connelly.
Watch the trailer for Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records HERE

In addition to featuring music from the soundtrack, the film delivers insightful interviews with family members, former employees and musicians who worked with or were heavily influenced by Wax Trax!, including Al Jourgensen, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Paul Barker, Ian MacKaye, Steve Albini, Jello Biafra and others.

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About Record Store Day
Record Store Day, the organization, is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and promotes independent record stores year-round with events, special releases and other fun things.
Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the record store, takes place annually in April. Record Store Day 2019 is April 13.
Record Store Day Sponsors:
ADA, Caroline, Crosley Turntables, D’Addario, Dogfish Head Brewery, Furnace Record Pressing, Glowtronics, InGrooves, Music Business Association, MVD Entertainment, The Orchard, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, ThinkIndie, Traffic Distribution, URP Distribution, , Vans, Vinyl Styl, WEA

About Vans
Vans® , a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series , Vans Triple Crown of Surfing® , Vans Pool Party , Vans Custom Culture , and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans .

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