Fall 2011 Tour Dates Announced!

Tour dates with links to FB events below.  Feel free to RSVP and spread the word around if you know someone that you'd like us to meet in one of the places below.  We can pick up the money they owe you too.

Thanks for the love!

Friday, 10/7/2011 - Bloomington, IN
Bear's Place (1316 E. 3rd St.)

Saturday, 10/8/2011 -  Louisville, KY
Third Street Dive (442 S. Third St.)

Sunday, 10/9/2011 - Nashville, TN
The Rutledge (410 4th Avenue South)

Monday, 10/10/2011 - Columbus, OH
Skully's (1151 N. High St.)

Tuesday, 10/11/2011 - Pittsburgh, PA
The Thunderbird Cafe (4023 Butler Street)

Wednesday, 10/12/2011 - Philadelphia, PA
The Grape Room (105 Grape Street)

Thursday, 10/13/2011 - New York, NY
Bar Thalia (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)

Friday, 10/14/2011 - New York, NY
Arelene's Grocery (95 Stanton Street)

Saturday, 10/15/2011 - Buffalo, NY
Pearl Street Grill and Brewery (76 Pearl Street)

Sunday, 10/16/2011 - Cleveland, OH



Oakwood Block Party And Lock Stock and Barrel After Party in Decatur, IL This Saturday 9/24!

So excited for this!  We're pleased to announce we'll be performing at this year's FREE end-of-summer Oakwood Block Party in Decatur, IL on Saturday 9/24.

The festival is happening on S. Oakland in the West End of Decatur.  It's FREE to get in! Here's the line- up... we're stoked.

9:00 - England Chambers Band
7:30 - Emerson Holliday
6:15 - Matt Livasy
4:30 - Verona Red
3:00 - Cal Street Band

If a full day of drinking isn't enough, and I hope it's not, we'll be performing at the official festival after party at Lock Stock and Barrel (129 S. Oakland Ave.) at 10 PM!

Let's get weird Decatur.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203819139654738


Our Last Chicago Summer Performance And The Lessons We've Learned So Far

Join us for our last show of the summer (and sadly one of our last Chicago performances of the year) on Friday, September 16, at the Tonic Room.  After the cover-a-thon that was Summergasm, we're absolutely itching to send off this Summer with one final "back to our roots" kinda show.


We're looking to book-end all of our Summer 2011 experiences with this one...and give ourselves some time to reflect on all the important lessons we learned. 

"But you guys are dumb...right?"  Well kinda, but we did learn something...here's a glimpse:
  • Most importantly, Tony looks like Bill Paxton from True Lies when he wears this wig

  • The rest of us could double as undercover French spies from the 70's.

  • Short shorts are fun to talk about..and that's about it.
  • You can get a lap dance while you sing Karaoke in Hot Springs, AR.

  • Mike is made of Kool Aid
  • You can dance with a banana, but it will attract gorillas
  • Summergasm made some people happy and other people really angry.
  • There is such thing as too many Schlitzes
  • We're all much better runners than we thought.
  • Adam looks legit as a Blues Brother.
  • If you can deep throat a pickle in Dallas, they will let you keep it.

Other things we learned that we didn't capture with a camera

  • Our friend Brad can drive endless amounts of hours on end with no sleep or conversation
  • Prince is even more amazing when you sit down and try to learn a few of his songs as a band.  Also, I never noticed it before this summer, but the production quality on Purple Rain is strangely awful.  Great songs get by I guess.
  • Tax season for a band is a bitch when you decide to tell the government that you're looking for more than just a good time.
  • Someone needs to invent a cartoon about the three Gibb brothers as babies called Baby Gibb.
  • "People in St. Louis kill gypsies on sight" is the number one reason you shouldn't sleep in your van according to the local law enforcement.
  • The Bee Gees are an amazing group.  I've never really given their music a fair shake until the Saturday Night Fever Summergasm show.  I downloaded all of their music and my mind has been expanded by the forceps of pop genius as a result.
  • The kids in the suburbs are worse than the gangs in the city...at least when it comes into breaking into our van and/or stealing our gas.
  • Gay guys in Austin LOVE us (a trip back to Momo's reaffirmed what we'd already learned at SXSW earlier in the year).
  • You can stay with meth-heads on the road...but don't expect to get any sleep if you leave one of them with a children's book to read.
  • Verona Red fans REALLY like to drink at our shows, regardless of how frequently we have them. Thanks for showing us a good time.

Needless to say we thank you guys so much for an amazing summer, and an amazing year.  Summergasm taught us a ton of new covers for the repertoire...many of which we'll probably keep in our back pockets for when you least expect a Wham! classic. ...you've been warned.

But the end of Verona Red's summer just wouldn't feel right with out a 100% no-filler, full on, ROCK AND ROLL show that's true to us and the band we've become.

The Tonic Room (2447 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL)
Friday 9/16

UPDATE: Pre-Show DJ Set Feat. Verona Red and Jai Henry of Minneapolis Henrys - 8:30 PM
Jai Henry of Minneapolis Henrys - 9:30 PM
Verona Red - 10:30 PM
Doors: 8 PM 
Cover: $5


Off to Memphis on Main in Champaign, IL This Saturday 9/10!

Verona Red returns to Champaign this Saturday, 9/10 to perform at Memphis on Main!  We always have a good time down there.  Garbage picking, singing with the homeless folk, Tim Wilson...all good times.

Can't wait to get down this Saturday at..
Memphis on Main (55 E. Main St., Champaign, IL)
Saturday, September 10

Neoga Blacksmith: 11 PM
Verona Red: 10 PM
Devout Sinners: 9 PM

Doors: 8 PM
Cover: $5


When Worlds Collide

Last night in my girlfriends apt lobby...

Then the next morning