THE VERVE PIPErecently shared news of their first socially distanced, COVID safety compliant performance on October 17 in Omaha, NE at Orpheum Theater. Now, the multi-platinum alternative rock group are equally excited to announce a special virtual livestream leading up to that gig. The Michigan-based outfit have brought together two of their favorite venues, The Ark (Ann Arbor) and The Listening Room (Grand Rapids), to co-host a livestreamed experience to be filmed at The Listening Room on Saturday, October 10. The event will feature the band grouped “in the round” with multi-camera HD video and concert-quality audio, allowing fans an insider look at the band’s creative process and friendship as they play recognizable hits from their discography-such as 1997’s iconic #1 single “The Freshmen“– and share the stories behind them along with debut new, never-before-heard material.
“This will be a live stream like no other; an inside look at the band’s creative process,” reveals front man BRIAN VANDER ARK. “In addition to playing the favorites and telling some of the stories behind them, I’ll be introducing two new songs to the band for the first time, and we’ll work them out live in front of the virtual audience.”
“In this time when we can’t present artists in person the way we are used to doing,” states THE ARK‘s Program Director Anya Siglin. “The Ark is working to find ways to keep the music going and support artists, like The Verve Pipe, who mean so much to us and have been part of our musical family for so many years. It’s exciting to be able to work collaboratively and in partnership with The Listening Room in a new and creative way that supports both our venues and brings a truly special experience to our audiences.”
THE VERVE PIPE UPCOMING APPEARANCES:
VIRTUAL: Sat., 10/10: Live streaming from The Listening Room – Grand Rapids, MI – TICKETS
Sat., 10/17: Orpheum Theater – Omaha, NE – TICKETS
THE VERVE PIPE formed in 1992 and are recognized worldwide for their radio hits “Photograph,” “Hero,” “Happiness Is,” “Never Let You Down“and the #1 smash single“The Freshmen” as well as being featured in the movie Rock Star with the song “Colorful.” In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, the band have performed sold-out shows and tours across North America, Europe and Australia, including notable appearances atLollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Lincoln Center, Hangout Music Festival, SummerStageinCentral Parkand many more.