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The Ventures – Japan summer tour 2019 schedule

We have posted The Ventures’ summer tour schedule – 30 shows beginning on July 27 in Tokyo and ending on September 11 in Saitama. Once again, the group will be appearing all over the country, with shows in Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu
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Hawaii Five-O – listen for it everywhere!

If you see a Papa John’s commercial for their Hawaiian pizza, you’ll be hearing The Ventures playing Hawaii Five-O. Lately, the song has turned up all over the place – even as bumper music on talk radio. Seems that everything old is
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Dick Dale RIP

It was with great sadness that The Ventures’ members and extended family heard of the passing of Dick Dale. Our paths crossed on many occasions, at the NAMM show, at joint concerts and other events. He was one of a kind, an innovator and amazin
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Happy birthdays!

February 10 is the celebration for both Don Wilson’s and Bob Spalding’s birthday. Let’s wish them both a very happy and enjoyable day.
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US Tour dates

The Ventures will be back on the road in a couple of months in various venues in the U.S. We will post the tour dates as they become available.
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Japan tour 2019

I know it’s early in the year, but I just wanted to make everyone aware that The Ventures will, of course, be doing a tour in Japan this summer, so stay tuned for the dates and venues. This is officially the start of the 60th Anniversary –
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On-line store shipping schedule

The on-line store will be available for orders but there will be no shipping until the week of February 25, because I will be on an extended travel schedule “down under”. Please bear with us and be patient – your orders will be ship
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The Ventures’ December 2018 tour

The Ventures will be heading to the East Coast for a quick 4-night run in early December. The dates have been posted in our Upcoming Shows section: they are from December 5-8, 2018 in Pawling, NY (Daryl’s House), Providence RI (Fete Music Hall)
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Last minute reminder for Japan tour merchandise and CDs

I will be leaving for Japan this coming Saturday, August 25, 2018. If anyone still has a request for either of the new CD releases (Here We Go Again! and the Nokie Edwards Box Set), or for any of the tour merchandise – T-shirts, programs, photo
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Willie Moseley column – The Ventures 60th year

Originally published in The Tallassee Tribune, August 15, 2018. Reprinted by permission. Willie G. Moseley is the Senior Writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine and a columnist/News Editor Emeritus for Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.
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Japan tour 2018 merchandise

Fans ask each year whether there will be items available from The Ventures’ tour in Japan. If possible, I try to bring back items for whoever wants to order them. This year, there is a good variety, including some new offerings, as follows: Tou
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The Ventures International Fan Fest 2018 – get ready!

Tom Baltaeff is once again organizing the annual Fan Fest, this being the 10th year, on Saturday, October 6, 2018. It will be held, as it has been in the past few years, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, at 1195 Haverford Road, Crum Lynne, PA. This is
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