Freshmen no more!
With sales of three million albums worldwide, the Verve Pipe was one of Michigan rock and roll's great success stories of the 1990s. Formed in East Lansing, the band gained a following for its textured rock songs distinguished by inventive arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals. Lead singer Brian Vander Ark has gone onto a solo career and become an Ark favorite with his songs of family, love, and loss. But after being approached to submit a song for a compilation album called "Calling All Kids," the Verve Pipe reunited to record their award-nominated kids' CD, "A Family Album." Now the creative spark touched off by those sessions has led to more Verve Pipe music for adults as well. The Verve Pipe has had a reputation for dazzling live shows from the start.
Tonight's show will be unlike any show the band has ever done.
For the first time ever, The Verve Pipe will perform in its entirety their platinum breakout album “Villains” acoustically, with some additional instrumentation added to truly make this a unique, one-of-a-kind performance. On top of this, a 24-track live recording is being made of this very special concert to be released later this year.
We’re excited for you to hear the songs from Villains in this very revealing way - more intimate, more accessible and more personal. As a member of the recorded audience, we promise you a night of music no one's ever heard before.