V E N I C E back to Europe with their SPRING TOUR 2017
Californian folk/country- rock band Venice. From left to right: Pat Lennon, Mark Lennon, Kipp Lennon and Michael Lennon. Photographed by Michel Porro, 2 April 2014 in Wassenaar, The Netherlands.
On the heels of their SOLD OUT acoustic Christmas tour throughout the Netherlands in December of 2016, Venice’s four part, west coast harmony will return to Europe in April and May for their “Spring Tour 2017”.
The tour will hit France, Germany and Denmark (For the first time in Copenhagen) in mid April before landing in their home away from home, the Netherlands, where they will finish with shows throughout most of Holland. The tour will be in support of their upcoming new album, yet to be named, that will be released in March/April of 2017.
Check out the venues here and link to ticket purchase.
Venice has lent their vocal talents to some of Music’s biggest names including the world tour of Roger Waters’ The Wall in 2010 to 2013, as well as tours with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Cher and Phil Collins and they’ve recorded with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Jackson Browne and David Crosby.
The Spring Tour 2017 will showcase some of their new songs along with songs from their critically acclaimed 2016 release, “Brunch Buffet”, a collection of some of the bands favorite covers. They will also perform the fan favorites that have allowed them to tour Holland and the surrounding territories for more than 17 years. Hailed by David Crosby as “the best vocal group in America” you owe it to yourself to see Venice.
“Venice is the best vocal group in America right now. They’re better than anybody else I know. They’re fantastic. I’m a student of harmony. That’s my thing. I love all kinds of harmony. But I particularly love theirs, because it’s so natural. It’s not like anybody else’s. Very unforced, very from their hearts. I’ve been telling people about them since the first night I heard them. I’ve told everybody I could find that they were the best. This is my favorite band in the world.”
— David Crosby
“I’ve been listening to Venice for years! Their vocals and harmonies are so beautiful.
Something that I really learned from as a singer!”
— Colbie Caillat
“Venice, one of my favorite bands, is quintessentially Californian, with soaring harmonies. They sing and play their asses off. I’ve seen them knock out many an unsuspecting crowd, taking the audiences, who had not come to see them, completely by surprise. It’s such a pleasure to play with these guys, because they have that power
— Jackson Browne
Venice is a band from Venice Beach, California that consists of two sets of brothers: Michael and Mark Lennon, and their cousins, Kipp and Pat Lennon. As a band, the Lennons have recorded and performed together since the 1980s. Their music is a reflection of many of their influences while growing up in the small, eclectic and culturally diverse beach town for which they are named. Their sound is at once familiar and fresh, their classic rock and folk influences apparent in their pop sensibilities. You might recognize some of Venice’s influences, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, the Eagles or Sly & the Family Stone. Their hybrid of folk/rock/soul is relevant, alive and still growing, with many fans worldwide considering them the torchbearers of the Southern California sound.
Venice’s trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy, communal shows. These garner them huge ovations and encores at virtually every performance they’ve given, from intimate theaters to sprawling festivals, from the US to Europe. And it’s earned them major record releases on Sony Music, Universal Records, Atlantic Records and Vanguard Records.
Their distinctive vocal sound and harmonies have allowed Venice and its members to perform and/or record with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Cher, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, America, Heart, and the list goes on. The Lennons spent most of 2010-2013 as backing vocalists performing in the 219 show, record-breaking worldwide arena and stadium tour of “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” with Roger Waters. Recently, Venice was invited to contribute a track to the 2014 CD, “Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne,” joining such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Ben Harper and Lyle Lovett.
For over fifteen years, Venice has also enjoyed a great level of success in Europe and especially in The Netherlands, where their harmonies and musicality are considered a modern extension of what many Europeans call “West Coast Music.” Venice continues to cultivate their reputation overseas and abroad on a longstanding friendship with their audiences, where their post-show meet & greets can sometimes last nearly as long as their shows.
With the European release of a brand new album – to be released April 2017 -, Venice will reaffirm that they are still at the top of their game, ready to evolve and expand to new territories, musically and globally.