Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Vennart: announces UK headline tour in November
Vennart:  announces UK headline tour in November
Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart released his debut solo album titled 'The Demon Joke' in June, receiving fantastic reviews along the way. Now following a run of dates earlier this year, Vennart is pleased to announce more headlining shows for this November. You can find the full list of dates below:
23/11/15 - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
24/11/15 - London, Bush Hall
25/11/15 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
26/11/15 - Glasgow, King Tut's
27/11/15 - Wakefield, The Hop

Support on all dates comes from psychedelic rockers Knifeworld & noise-rock guitar/drum duo Cleft.

For the live shows, Mike is joined by ex-Oceansize cohorts Steve Durose & Richard 'Gambler' Ingram, as well as former Ginger Wildheart drummer Denzel. A live clip for the track 'Retaliate' was recently launched, filmed during the short UK headline tour in May, and you can check it out here:
www.youtu.be/9q_Ro439Bm0

German fans can view it here: www.muzu.tv/vennart/retailiate-live-video-video/2421827/

There are still some select shows left this Summer which you can find below:
19th August - Firebug, Leicester w/ British Theatre
20th August - Arts Centre, Colchester w/ British Theatre
21st August - Arctangent Festival, Bristol (British Theatre will appear the next day)

An animated video for the stunning single 'Operate', created by ChogZoo animation, was also recently released, and you can watch that here:
https://youtu.be/Xgc2B6wYilI

German fans can view it here: http://www.muzu.tv/vennart/operate-official-video-video/2440143/

'Operate' has also been nominated in the Anthem category at this year's Progressive Music Awards, and you can vote now here: www.progmagazine.com/awards

'The Demon Joke' has been receiving fantastic reactions from the media. Check out a select few below:
"The Demon Joke is an utter joy of a record" - Drowned In Sound
"A euphoric record that existing fans and newcomers alike will relish." - Rocksound
"a unique exhibition of the inner recesses of Mike's almost unparalleled musical mind." 4K's - Kerrang!
"The wait's been worth it - it's a pleasure to have him back." - Classic Rock
"As 'The Demon Joke' thrives, Vennart stands tall wearing a grin." - Upset Magazine

The album is now available to purchase from the following places, including a special yellow vinyl from the Superball store and an exclusive signed postcard from RecordStore.co.uk:
Superball Shop: www.smarturl.it/thedemonjokeINOshop
RecordStore.co.uk: www.bit.ly/1cQ5iZw
iTunes: www.smarturl.it/thedemonjokeITUNES
Amazon: www.smarturl.it/thedemonjokeAMAZON
Amazon MP3: www.smarturl.it/tdjAMAZONMP3

'The Demon Joke' will be familiar territory to fans of Mike's old band, but this time with a maturity and optimism lacking in his previous work. The album is a rich, densely layered, emotional psychedelic fuzz-rock odyssey.


VENNART online:
www.facebook.com/vennartvennart
www.mikevennart.tumblr.com
www.twitter.com/vennart
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