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Nokie Edwards Celebration of Life, June 3 2018, Tacoma, WA

There will be a big fund-raising event at the Temple Theatre in Tacoma, WA, to celebrate Nokie Edwards’ life and his contribution to The Ventures and the music world in general. Funds raised will go to help defray the medical costs incurred dur
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Nokie Edwards – services and celebration of life

Judy Edwards has advised us that there will be several services and celebrations to honor Nokie’s life. On April 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. there will be a service in the Yuma, AZ area. The location is the First Christian Church, 3261 E. 32nd Street, Y
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On-line store shipping schedule and update

For anyone who has tried ordering on line recently, you have probably noticed that there are some glitches. You might have received a notice that your order timed-out but you would have received a confirmation of your order anyway. We are trying to w
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RIP Nokie Edwards: May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018

We have been advised this morning that Nokie Edwards passed away today after several months battling an infection after hip surgery this past December. The Ventures family feels this loss very deeply: Nokie has been part of the Ventures’ histor
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On-line store purchasing

Please be advised that, at this time, we only accept Visa and Mastercard for your on-line store purchases. We cannot accept American Express or Discover so please be aware of this when you place your orders. We apologize for any inconvenience. You ma
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Announcement for The Ventures Japan 2018 Summer Tour

We are very pleased and excited to announce that The Ventures are scheduled once again to tour Japan this coming summer, 2018. At this point, the full tour schedule is not set, although there are 30 shows planned, probably more. The tour will begin i
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Exciting news for 2018 – US touring dates

We are very excited that many fans in different parts of the country will be able to come to live Ventures’ concerts in 2018. The US touring group – Leon Taylor, Bob Spalding, Ian Spalding and Lucas (Luke) Griffin – will start the y
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Gerry McGee health update

Gerry McGee was taken to the hospital yesterday due to some respiratory problems.  He is now in the hospital in Fukuoka in the south of Japan.  His condition seems to be improving but he will be unable to play for the rest of the tour.  We are hop
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Ninth Annual International Fan Fest, October 7, 2017

Once again, Tom Baltaeff has organized our annual Fan Fest in the Philadelphia area on Saturday October 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a full day of music, fun, jamming and celebration of The Ventures.  It will be held at the Knights of Columbia
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Anniversary of Mel’s passing

We mark the 21st anniversary of the day that Mel left us.  Thank you to all the fans and friends who have left such beautiful comments on Facebook.
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Ventures on the road in Japan

The Ventures are on the road in Japan, and have already performed 14 shows as of today (August 11, 2017).  Almost half-way through the tour!  They survived the typhoon a few days ago and are currently in the Tokyo area (at least overnight!).  I am
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Legacy Leads Live! New Japanese CD release

Pony Canyon will be releasing a 2-CD compilation this July to coincide with the summer tour 2017.  The cover artwork, track listing and Bob Spalding’s liner notes are shown here. If anyone wishes to purchase a copy from us, again, please e-m
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