Canadian alternative rockers The Veer Union perform at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Jan. 2
From a press release:
Meat and Potato, whose artist roster includes Scranton’s own Graces Downfall, is partnering with the Canadian alternative rock band to provide an intimate show at a small venue – the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton.
The band has toured with heavy hitting bands like Hinder, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, and Framing Hanley.
Tickets, which are $12 in advance or $15 at the door (503 Linden St., Scranton), can be purchased online via Eventbrite.
Meat and Potato is currently seeking local openers for this show. Interested bands should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Veer Union released their major label debut “Against the Grain” in 2008 on Universal Motown Records. The band’s hit single “Seasons” was the official theme song for WWE Backlash 2009 and the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. They are currently touring in support of their new six-album box set, “Decade: History of Our Evolution,” which is available for pre-order now.
2016 marked the 10-year span between The Veer Union’s first album, 2006’s “Time to Break the Spell,” and their fourth studio album, appropriately titled “Decade,” released on Jan. 29, 2016. This was their first full-length album since their 2012’s “Divide the Blackened Sky,” marking 10 years of the group and their struggles to overcome adversity.
Crispin Earl began his journey singing, songwriting, and producing songs for The Veer Union as a solo project in 2001, which was called Everything After at the time. He wrote and produced over 15 demos in 2001 before the first incarnation of the band, which later would come to be known as The Veer Union. Two of those demos, “Watch You Lose” and “Make Believe,” got Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee’s attention and were used on Lee’s solo record “Tommyland: The Ride” in 2005.
Earl felt that “Decade” seemed like the perfect opportunity to take those two songs, along with three other songs that were written before the first incarnation of The Veer Union 10 years ago, and bring them back to life. Five brand new songs were also written for this album, bridging the span of over a decade and proving that The Veer Union can stand the test of time.
One other demo was called “Seasons,” which would later become the lead single to “Against the Grain” on Universal Records. “Seasons” went to the Top 10 in the United States and Canada and No. 32 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart; it was also used by the WWE, MLB, and NASCAR. Three years later, The Veer Union released “Divide the Blackened Sky” with the lead single “Bitter End,” which went No. 1 on Sirius XM Octane.
Earl has struggled with depression over the years. Despite his internal battle, he continues to persevere through life and his musical journey, which is what inspired the single “Defying Gravity” from the self-produced “Decade.” With a new lineup, The Veer Union is ready to take the world by storm.