As the holidays draw near we still find some tour announcements coming through the email channel and with that here is the latest word about the adventures of The Verve Pipe. Check out the full press release and dates below. I’ll close out with some short editorial afterwards.
The Press Release:
Multi-platinum alternative rock band THE VERVE PIPE–recognized worldwide for their radio hits “Photograph,” “Hero,” “Never Let You Down,” and their massive 1997 #1 single “The Freshmen“ as well as the song “Colorful” as featured in the movie Rock Star–have announced headlining tour dates for early 2018. Depending on the venue, the Michigan-based group, which formed in 1992, will perform three different types of shows during this tour: a full electric rock show, a pared down acoustic/electric show of their hit songs and fan favorites, or an acoustic reimagining of their platinum-selling major label debut album Villains.
Kicking off Thursday, January 11 in Homer, NY (near Syracuse), the 12-date run will stop at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ for the Light of Day Foundation benefit show on January 12 before reaching City Winery in New York City on Saturday, January 13. From there, THE VERVE PIPE–known for their spectacular live performances–heads to Boston, MA, Fairfield, CT, Ardmore, PA, Vienna, VA, Columbus, OH, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL and St. Augustine, FL before wrapping Saturday, February 10 in the band’s hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. See below for the list of upcoming tour dates.
Earlier this year (February 2017), THE VERVE PIPE—Brian Vander Ark (vocals, guitar), Lou Musa (lead guitar), Randy Sly (keyboards, backing vocals), Joel Ferguson (bass, backing vocals), Sam Briggs (drums, percussion), Channing Lee (backing vocals), Craig Griffith (harmonica, backing vocals)–released their latest studio album, Parachute, along with their first-ever live album, Villains – Live & Acoustic (recorded at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI). With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer/principal songwriter/co-founder Brian Vander Ark and the band continue to deliver original music that is distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals.
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