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On this episode of The Tour Bus Music Show T. Mic talks with Steven “Ven” Berez, lead vocalist and founder of Los Angeles’s own, Venrez. In their discussion Ven shares the story of the inception of the band and its evolution into its current line up. He also shares about the back to the roots way that the band recorded their newest full length album “Sell The Lie”.  The band recorded the entire album in just matter of days using the tried and true method of recording the band live and tracking most all tracks at once, with the exception of vocals. Laced throughout the interview we feature several songs from “Sell The Lie”Including “Karma”, the title track “Sell The Lie”,  a haunting cover of Steve Winwood’s “Can’t Find My Way Home”, and “My Only Light” (the c;ip featured in the beginning of the interview is “Melting”).  Ven gives us a behind the scences look at their recent tour with Fuel and talks about their upcoming tour dates in June 2012 with the legendary shock-rocker, Alice Cooper. Their  current  tour schedule is listed below:

Current Tour Schedule As Of June 10, 2012

VENREZ in Charleston, SC

North Charleston, South Carolina

With Alice Cooper

Monday,  June 11, 2012 at 8:00pm

North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

VENREZ in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, Tennessee

With Alice Cooper

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 8:00pm

Tennessee Theatre

VENREZ in Dayton, OH

Kettering, Ohio

With Alice Cooper

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 6:30pm

Fraze Pavilion

VENREZ in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, Missouri

With Alice Cooper

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:00pm

The Midland

VENREZ in St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis, Missouri

With Alice Cooper

Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7:00pm

The Pageant

VENREZ in Burlington, IA

Burlington, Iowa

With Alice Cooper

Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 5:00pm

Burlington Steamboat Days

VENREZ in Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky

With Alice Cooper

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:00pm

Iroquois Amphitheater

VENREZ in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, North Carolina

Friday, June 22, 2012 at 7:30pm

Raleigh Downtown Ampitheater

VENREZ in New Haven, CT

New Haven, Connecticut

With Fuel

Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 7:00pm

Toad's Place

VENREZ in Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

With Fuel

Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 7:00pm

Wally's Pub

VENREZ in Uncasville, CT

Uncasville, Connecticut

Acoustic Show

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7:00pm

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT

VENREZ in Rochester, NY

Rochester, New York

With Fuel

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 5:30pm

Main Street Armory

Venrez Live with Junkyard!!!

West Hollywood, California

With Junkyard

Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:30am

The Whiskey

VENREZ in Weed, CA

Weed, California

Sunday, August 5, 2012

4&20 Blackbird Music Festival


After the tours Venrez still has quite a bit going on throughout 2012. The band is already well into recording their next album and more tours are being planned as we speak. Listening to the album previous to the interview “Sell The Lie” while being reminecient of the kind of straight forward music that has  always been great to listen to when you just want to rock, it also has traces of influences of great rock bands such as the Rolling Stones and Alice In Chains .  In the end, the album sounds great and serves as a reminder that rock is alive and well in 2012. You can check out the bands news, touring schedules and purchase Venrez’s album “Sell The Lie” and some merch to boot at their web site: