Photoset: Venrez (June 19, 2012 @ Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY)
Being the opening act for a popular artist is never easy for a band that is virtually unknown, but Venrez did a spectacular job in that role Tuesday night at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY. Playing to a crowd that ranged in age from very young to not quite elderly, Venrez left it all on the stage as they energetically rocked through several original songs that can be found on the band’s Sell The Lie record.
In addition to the original material, lead singer Venrez pays tribute to the Doors and Jim Morrison in between the second and third song while the rest of the band is tuning down. The best crowd reaction came when the band launched into the title track from Sell The Lie. Guitarist Jason Womack provided excellent backing vocals to Venrez’s lead, while guitarist Alex Kane was so full of energy he could barely stand still on the opposite side of the stage. The rhythm section of Michael Bradford and Ed Davis was solid, providing the foundation to some great 1970s-style hard rockers.
Venrez made some new fans during their performance; several concertgoers could be seen walking around with a copy of the album that they purchased at the merchandise booth after the set.
Venrez has one show remaining with Alice Cooper, Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. Following that show, the band will be on the bill with Fuel for a few dates. Click here to see their full schedule.
See more photos after the jump…
Venrez – Lead Vocal, All Words
Jason Womack – Guitar, Vocals
Alex Kane – Guitar
Michael Bradford – Bass
Ed Davis – Drums