Michael Lennon's Newsletter
As we prepare for our trip back to Holland, and our first band trip to Paris, France (as well as our very first ever concert in that country), we wanted to update you on all things Venice.
If you haven't yet watched our funny promo for this tour, be sure and check it out here:
What Summer Brings
We're very happy to announce that the new Venice double album, "What Summer Brings," is now available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and many other digital distribution sites, in America and throughout the world. If you download the album, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject "Album Liner Notes," and we'll send you a digital version of the CD's lyrics booklet, containing Kipp's handmade artwork for each song, songwriting and musician credits, a few photos, etc.
Even if you have the album already, please take a second to write us a glowing review:
(Start on this link, click "View in iTunes," click on "Ratings and Reviews," and then click on "Write a Review.")
(Even if you can't think of anything to write, please rank us with five stars.)
In the coming weeks, the physical CD will also be go on sale at CD Baby, Amazon, and many other online retailers.
Jackson Browne Tribute Album Featuring VENICE!
We are so honored to have been asked to contribute to the first ever Jackson Browne tribute album, "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne." We're in the company of some pretty big names on this album: Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, Bonnie Raitt, just to name a few. Of course we decided to do our rendition of "For a Dancer," but we've made a few arrangement tweaks, such as Mark and Kipp sharing lead vocals. The album is due out on April 1st, so watch for it, and please spread the word to your friends that your band Venice is on it.
15 Years in The Netherlands
Next week, we'll be in Hollland, celebrating 15 years of sharing our music with the Dutch people. It's been an amazing journey, and we honestly can't think of a better place to have found success outside of the states. The upcoming tour will include a special show in Arnhem at Luxor Live, the first live concert venue we ever played in the Netherlands.....what a night that was! The tour is also in support of our newest single release, "Chemistry." We've been rehearsing some new songs from "What Summer Brings" that have never been performed live, so practice singing along, or put on your air guitar. We're ready for you...will you be ready for us?
Tickets are still available for these shows, so check Venice Central for the dates!
VENICE in PARIS
No, the city isn't relocating, the band is spreading its wings. That's right, it's our first ever live show in Paris, April 5th at Divan Du Monde, a very cool club. We're really looking forward to starting a revolution in France -- a Venice revolution! We hope that some of our friends in the surrounding countries will join us for this new adventure in Venice's history. If you have any family or friends in Paris or nearby, please let them know about the show.
We'll also be doing a live performance and interview the night before, April 4, on RTL radio show "Les Nocturnes" with famous French DJ Georges Lang. You can tune in live from anywhere in the world via their webpage: http://www.rtl.fr
California's Calling and Illinois is Illin' For Us
Yes, after jet setting around Europe, we'll return to America for some really fun shows in California and Illinois. Details on some of these are still being worked out, so watch Venice Central's tour dates page for:
- A return to Acoustic Music San Diego.....at a new location!
- Our first ever concert at The Grove Theater in Upland CA (please note the 6pm showtime)
- The infamous Lake Arrowhead concert.....Venice and their alter ego, the Pine Mountain Logs
- The annual Lennon Family concert
- Pine Mountain Logs at Playa Vista
- A special stripped-down acoustic show at Russ & Julie's house concert series in Oak Park, CA
- Venice's return to Springfield IL's Legacy Theatre....and the Logs' return to Boondocks Pub!
- And many more!
Artists for the Arts
People have been asking about this annual event, so we want to let everyone officially know that we've decided to take a year off. But mark your calendars for our triumphant return to Samohi's Barnum Hall: February 7, 2015!
All the best,
Michael - Venice