Bands Venrez, Fuel, and Big Head Todd & The Monsters played on the Verizon Stage in Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis. The Super Bowl American football game begins Sunday, Feb. 5. Indianapolis, USA. 31st January – 1st February 2012 More photos HERE!
The band Venrez has just secured a month’s worth of dates that will undoubtedly help introduce them to the masses – opening for Fuel on a US tour that runs from January 21st to February 18th. With Venrez’s debut full-length, Sell the Lie, set for release on February 28th, 2012, audiences will be able to get a sneak preview of the album before it hits the streets. Comprised of singer Steven Berez (whose last syllables of his first and last name serve as the group’s nom de plum), guitarists Jason Womack and Alex Kane, bassist Michael Bradford, and drummer Ed Davis, the Los Angeles-based group cites such wide-ranging outfits as Tool, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Alice In Chains as their influences. “We are really looking forward to opening these dates for Fuel, as they have scored many rock radio hits over the years,” explains Berez. “We also feel that their fans will relate to the music/vibe that Venrez puts across – it’s going to be a hell of a way to kick off the New Year!” The Venrez/Fuel tour will visit such cities/states as Daytona Beach (Florida), Huntington (New York), Baltimore (Maryland), Dallas (Texas), and Biloxi (Mississippi), among other rock n’ roll hotspots. “Venrez live is a very special rock show,” adds Berez. “All the members are amazing players and showmen. We go on feel a lot, and every live show is slightly different than the other – much like a Rolling Stones or Aerosmith concert. It’s big, in your face, captivating, and sexy as fuck!” Throughout January and February, rock fans will be able to experience an extremely potent double bill, blazing its way across the States.
CONFIRMED VENREZ/FUEL TOUR DATES:
Saturday, January 21, 2012 Daytona Beach, FL
Bad Habit Sunday, January 22, 2012
Jacksonville, FL Brewster’s Pit Live Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Columbus, GA Spicoli’s Thursday, January 26, 2012
Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s Friday, January 27, 2012
Huntington, NY The Paramount Saturday, January 28, 2012
Annapolis, MD Sandy Point State Park Sunday, January 29, 2012
Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Indianapolis, IN Superbowl Village Thursday, February 02, 2012
Bloomington, IL Castle Theatre Friday, February 03, 2012
Flint, MI Machine Shop Saturday, February 04, 2012
Lincolnshire, IL Viper Alley Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Friday, February 10, 2012
Vinton, LA Texas Longhorn Club Saturday, February 11, 2012
Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casinot Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Lewisville, TX Hat Tricks Friday, February 17, 2012
Charenton, LA Rox Night Club at Cypress Bayou Saturday, February 18, 2012
Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino Powerline Article Here
With more and more modern rock music sounding processed and over-produced, it’s refreshing to come across a new band that doesn’t forget the glorious sounds of raw rock music. And that band is Venrez, who are preparing to unleash their debut full-length, ‘Sell The Lie,’ on February 28th, 2012.
Comprised of singer Steven Berez (whose last syllables of his first and last name serve as the group’s nom de plum), guitarists Jason Womack and Alex Kane, bassist Michael Bradford, and drummer Ed Davis, the Los Angeles-based group cites such wide-ranging outfits as Alice In Chains, Jesus And Mary Chain, and The Doors as their influences. And Berez certainly approves of his group’s high-octane sonic cocktail. “I consider our music to be a 70’s beat that has been made 2012 fresh. It sounds like something you have heard
but then it’s clear you have not.”
As Berez explained, it wasn’t by accident how the debut album turned out, sound-wise. “The album was recorded live, as we wanted to give that live sound. I sang the vocals to the music, as if performing live. Therefore, we accomplished that live sound and feeling, which was exactly what we intended and wanted to do.”
And as evidenced by such standout tracks as “Karma” (a tune Berez describes as “written about a former partner who tried to hurt me”), “Insanity” (described as “my tribute to the goddesses of this world”) and the title track (which “speaks to the heart of corporate greed” and other wrong doings in the modern world), ‘Sell The Lie’ balances thought-provoking lyrics with raucous rock.
The group has already set aside much of 2012 to support their debut album the good old fashioned way – with heavy duty touring. “Venrez live is a very special rock show,” explains Berez. “All the members are amazing players and showmen. We go on feel a lot, and every live show is slightly different than the other – much like a Rolling Stones or Aerosmith concert. It’s big, in your face, captivating, and sexy as fuck!”
Soon, rock fans get a chance to sink their teeth into Venrez’s rough and rocking ‘Sell The Lie.’
By – Chee Kam
Pure Grain Audio