The Ventures
The Ventures Band Members: Bob Spalding, Nokie Edwards, Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Bob Bogle, Leon Taylor.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Class of 2008

Japan 2016 tour set list


Jul, 26 2016
The first few shows of the tour are already in the history books and I have been informed that, after a few minor changes since the beginning of the tour, the set list is as follows:



First Set

(Gerry - lead / Bob - rhythm / Ian - bass / Leon - drums)



1 Gimme Some Lovin'

2 Out of Limits

3 Yozora no Hoshi

4 Plaquemines Parish/Kyoto no Koi (Medley on sitar by Gerry).

5 Hawaii 5-0

6 Proud Mary/ Who'll Stop the Rain

7 On my way Home (Gerry: original from new CD "Hits and New")

8 Put It Where You Want (by the Jazz Crusaders)

9 Futari no Ginza

10 Slaughter on 10th Avenue

11 House of the Rising Sun

12 Wipe Out



Second set

(Bob - lead / Ian - rhythm / Gerry - bass)



1 Medley: WDR / Perfidia/ Yellow Jacket/ WDR '64

2 Big Surf (Ventures original from "Hits and New")

3 Ramrod

4 Blue Dawn

5 Tokyo Lonely Night (written for the Ventures by Takami, of 'The Alphee', a popular Japanese band)



Acoustic set

(Bob - upright bass / Ian - acoustic rhythm / Gerry - acoustic lead)



6 Sailing to Rio (Gerry original song)

7 Kyoto Bojo

8 Ame no Midosuji

9 Classical Gas



Back to the original line - up



10 Driving Guitars

11 Green Onions

12 Telstar

13 Diamond Head/ Pipeline (medley)

14 Caravan (encore)



Sayonara



You can see that there are a number of new songs added to the regular set list, as well as many old favorites - which can never been omitted! I have been told that the audiences are enjoying the shows very much and I look forward to seeing them myself in a few weeks.



For anyone who is interested, you can find "Sailing to Rio" on Gerry's son Kane McGee's YouTube Channel. This has not been recorded (yet!) for any CDs.