Posted by Mike Cutino on January 9, 2018  |   No Comments »

Multi-platinum alternative rock band THE VERVE PIPE, recognized worldwide for their radio hits “Photograph,” “Hero,” “Never Let You Down,” and their massive 1997 #1 single “The Freshmen” as well as the song “Colorful” as featured in the movie Rock Star, have announced headlining tour dates for early 2018. Depending on the venue, the Michigan-based group, will perform three different types of shows during this tour: a full electric rock show, a pared-down acoustic/electric show of their hit songs and fan favorites, or an acoustic reimagining of their platinum-selling major label debut album Villains.


Kicking off Thursday, January 11 in Homer, NY (near Syracuse), the 12-date run will stop at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ for the Light of Day Foundation benefit show on January 12 before reaching City Winery in New York City on Saturday, January 13. From there, THE VERVE PIPE known for their spectacular live performances, head to Boston, MA, Fairfield, CT, Ardmore, PA, Vienna, VA, Columbus, OH, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL and St. Augustine, FL before wrapping Saturday, February 10 in the band’s hometown of Grand Rapids, MI.

The Verve Pipe
Photo Credit: Derek Ketchum

In February 2017, THE VERVE PIPE, Brian Vander Ark (vocals, guitar), Lou Musa (lead guitar), Randy Sly (keyboards, backing vocals), Joel Ferguson (bass, backing vocals), Sam Briggs (drums, percussion), Channing Lee (backing vocals), Craig Griffith (harmonica, backing vocals), released their latest studio album, Parachute, along with their first-ever live album, Villains – Live & Acoustic (recorded at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI). With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer/principal songwriter/co-founder Brian Vander Ark and the band continue to deliver original music that is distinguished by innovative arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals.


In addition to recording rock albums, THE VERVE PIPE expanded their repertoire in 2009 to include writing and recording A Family Album, their critically acclaimed introduction to the world of children’s music, as well as their 2013 follow-up family oriented release, Are We There Yet?.


Catch THE VERVE PIPE in the following cities:





Thu 1/11

Homer, NY

Center for the Arts

Fri 1/12

Asbury Park, NJ

Light of Day Foundation @ The Stone Pony

Sat 1/13

New York, NY

City Winery

Sun 1/14

Boston, MA

City Winery 

Wed 1/17

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Theatre – StageOne

Thu 1/18

Ardmore, PA

Ardmore Music Hall

Fri 1/19

Vienna, VA

The Barns at Wolf Trap

Sat 1/20

Columbus, OH

Hollywood Casino 

Thu 2/1

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Abdo New River Room at Broward Center

Sat 2/3

Tampa, FL

The Attic

Sun 2/4

St. Augustine, FL

The Original Café Eleven

Sat 2/10

Grand Rapids, MI

20 Monroe Live 


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