RIAA Gold Album Award for the Vans Warped Tour: 2003 Compilation album. The album was released on June 3, 2003 and certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold on Dec. 11, 2003.
Artists included on this compilation release included AFI, The All-American Rejects, The Ataris, Avenged Sevenfold, Bowling For Soup, Coheed & Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, From Autumn To Ashes, Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack, Pennywise, Rancid, Simple Plan, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, The Used, Underoath, Yellowcard and many other artists who were on the tour that year, with almost 50 tracks included in all.
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- RIAA Gold Album award
- In Excellent condition
- A first presentation award from 2003
- Presented to music industry distributor
- All original with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a RIAA "serial number hologram" award, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 17" x 14"
- Great collectors item for any Vans Warped Tour fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold Album award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 2003 making it approximately 18 years old. This award was given to ADA-Central Office, who are record distributors.
This award is in Excellent condition and is all original with Jewel Box Platinum manufacturer's sticker on the backing board.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com