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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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The Ventures Japan Tour 2017 – merchandise

In response to several inquiries, here are the items to be offered for sale this year during The Ventures’ 2017 summer tour in Japan. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these items, please contact me directly at fiona
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The Ventures to Rock Southern California

For a long time now, fans have been asking when The Ventures will play again in the US.  We have our first shows scheduled next month, in June – June 15, 16 and 17 to be precise, at 3 venues in Southern California.  The group will be touring with
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Website 2.0

As most people would have noticed by now, we are in the process of completely changing our website.  The process is not complete yet, but please keep checking back for new content.
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We lose Buck Ormsby

We have learned that, on October 29, 2016 in Mexico, Buck Ormsby, member of The Fabulous Wailers, passed away after a fall. Buck was a good friend of both Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, and indeed of all The Ventures. A few years back, we were able to rel
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Sad news- Bobby Vee

The Ventures are profoundly sad to hear of the death of Bobby Vee, 1960s legendary singer. As many people know, Liberty Records released an album in the 1960s featuring both The Ventures and Bobby Vee, entitled (appropriately enough!) Bobby Vee meets
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Shipping schedule for September

I will be traveling from September 5-21, so there will be no merchandise shipments during that time period. I apologize for any inconvenience. All pending shipments will be made on September 22 or 23. And, to remind anyone who will be attending the F
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Japan tour

Dave Towers reports on his experiences this year on tour in Japan The Ventures 2016 Summer tour began with a 6.30pm show on Thursday 21st July at Nagoya Shimin Kaikan (Civic Centre) situated in the suburb of Kanayama. This year’s set list was v
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