Shipping schedule for merchandise
As I will be travelling on business between May 13 and May 21, there will be no shipments made during this time period. Regular shipments will resume on May 23, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenienc...
Message for our friends and fans in Japan
All of us in The Ventures family would like to express our sadness at the terrible events in Kyushu following rhe Kumamoto earthquakes. We feel great sorrow for the victims and their families, and wa...



Sad news from Japan
We are very sorry to have to report that we were advised today of the passing of a good friend from Japan, a loyal fan and a great supporter of The Ventures, Mr. Ryusuke Tomiyama, from Hokkaido. He h...
Happy Birthday Bob Bogle
For all our Ventures fans, please think of Bob Bogle today, which would have been his 82nd birthday. His legacy lives on and The Ventures continue to play. Good memories for all of us. ...



Lost postings
As many of you have noted, we have no postings on the site since mid-July 2015. There had been at least a dozen posted since that date but, for some reason, every news item I posted after July 16 com...
Official announcement for 2016
Well, the official announcement came yesterday in Japan. The Ventures were very busy with press interviews all day yesterday and Don informed the journalists that, in 2016, Ian Spalding would officia...



BBC Rock documentary series
A few months ago, we were contacted by the BBC who asked if they could interview Don for an upcoming BBC TV documentary series to be aired this summer. Their crew came to the US for a whirlwind round...



Japan 2015 CDs and merchandise
It is getting increasingly difficult to arrange to import CDs, etc. from Japan. I am working on trying to get copies of all the new releases from both Pony Canyon and Universal Japan. What I think ...
Two more dates for Japan summer tour
We are pleased to announce two additional concerts have been confirmed for the end of the 2015 summer tour. On Saturday, September 12, there will be a show at Kyoto Gekijo: on Sunday, September 13, t...



Update on Del Halterman
We are happy to be able to advise that Del has been discharged from the hospital and is now recuperating at home. I'm sure he will be delighted to know that all Ventures fans are still thinking of hi...
Del Halterman
A few days ago, we were advised that our old friend, Del Halterman, had suffered a heart attack. We understand that he will shortly undergo surgery for his condition. Our thoughts and prayers are wi...