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 su...
Japan 2016 tour set list
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 ...



Pony Canyon CD “Hits and New” for purchase
As previously posted a few weeks ago, we informed our fans that Pony Canyon would be releasing a 27-track CD later this month (this coming week, actually) and that we would be offering it for sale in ...
U-Can Big Box available on line
We have seen a lot of chatter on social media about the U-Can Big Box which is being offered for sale in Japan. A year or so ago, we were advised of this project but, as this is material that is owned...



2016 Fan Fest – October 1, 2016
Our good friend and uber-fan (no, not that kind of Uber), Tom Baltaeff, is once again organizing what promises to be a great weekend in Philadelphia for the 2016 Ventures Fan Fest. I am planning on at...
New Pony Canyon CD release for Japan tour 2016
Pony Canyon will be releasing a new 27-track CD in late June or early July to coincide with this year's Japan tour. The CD title is "Hits and New" as it is a compilation of 22 hit songs - both classic...



Japan summer tour 2016 dates
We are pleased to announce that we have recently posted the concert dates for The Ventures Japan Tour 2016. We have 35 dates scheduled this year, in spite of the fact that we obviously had to cancel t...
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...