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Des Moines Rockers VENDED Release 'Nihilism' Ahead of Major Tour


Des Moines Rockers VENDED Release ‘Nihilism’ Ahead of Major Tour

“It brings that same energy and pushes the limit even more.” – VENDED on their new single, ‘Nihilism’

Des Moines-based noiseniks VENDED have unleashed their latest single, ‘Nihilism,’ available for streaming and download as of today, May 7th Listen/save here. This track promises to amplify the already high-octane energy that the band has been known for, following their previous hits like ‘The Far Side’ and ‘Am I The Only One,’ the latter having already gathered over half a million views on YouTube.

About the Single: VENDED describes ‘Nihilism’ as a continuation and evolution of their musical journey, emphasizing a philosophy of fearless self-expression. “This song represents the momentum for what’s to come, continuing with the energy from our last single. It brings that same energy and pushes the limit even more. The whole meaning of the track is to not fear what doesn’t really matter, so do what YOU want and not what you think will hold you back,” the band explains.

The single follows their debut EP, ‘What Is It / Kill It,’ which debuted to international acclaim in late 2021. As 2024 unfolds, VENDED’s trajectory only climbs steeper, highlighted by their recent announcement as the opening act for SLIPKNOT’s ‘Here Comes The Pain’ 25th Anniversary tour. This tour will culminate in a significant performance at KNOTFEST IOWA, right in their hometown of Des Moines, at Waterworks Park on September 21st.

VENDED’s Signature Sound: Formed in 2018, VENDED’s lineup includes Cole Espeland on lead guitar, Griffin Taylor providing the vocals, Simon Crahan behind the drums, Jeremiah Pugh on bass, and Connor Grodzicki on rhythm guitar. Their sound—a brutal amalgamation of precise rhythms, fierce guitars, and visceral vocals—paints a raw portrayal of life’s gritty realities.

VENDED  EU/UK Tour dates
VENDED EU/UK Tour dates

Catch VENDED Live: Fans of the band can experience their ferocious performance live across Europe and North America, with tickets available at Here are their 2024 tour dates:

  • Tue 7th May – WARSAW – Proxima (PL)
  • Wed 8th May – BERLIN – LIDO (DE)
  • Thu 9th May – DRESDEN – Tante JU (DE)
  • Fri 10th May – PRAGUE – Futurum (CZ)
  • Sat 11th May – VIENNA – Szene Wien (AT)
  • Mon 13th May – ZURICH Dynamo (CH)
  • Tue 14th May – MILAN – Legend Club Milano (IT)
  • Wed 15th May – ROMANS SUR IZERE – La Cordo (FR)
  • Fri 17th May – BARCELONA – Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
  • Sat 18th May – MADRID – Shoko (ES)
  • Sun 19th May – TOULOUSE – Rex (FR)
  • Mon 20th May – PARIS – Petit Bain (FR)
  • Tue 21st May – ANTWERP – Zappa (BE)
  • Wed 22nd May – EINDHOVEN – Dynamo (NL)
  • Fri 24th May – BIRMINGHAM – Asylum (GB)
  • Sat 25th May – LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy 2 (GB)
  • Sun 26th May – DUBLIN – Whelans (IE)
  • Mon 27th May – BELFAST – Limelight 2 (NI)
  • Wed 29th May – GLASGOW – Cathouse (GB)
  • Thu 30th May – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms (GB)
  • Fri 31st May – BRIGHTON – Arch 187 (GB)
  • Sat 1st Jun – SWANSEA – Sin City (GB)
  • Sun 2nd Jun – READING – Sub 89 (GB)
  • Sat 7th Sep – AUBURN, WA – White River Amphitheater *
  • Sun 8th Sep – RIDGEFIELD, WA – RV Inn Styles Resort Amphitheater *
  • Wed 11th Sep – NAMPA, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater *
  • Fri 13th Sep – INGLEWOOD, CA – Intuit Dome *
  • Sat 14th Sep – INGLEWOOD, CA – Intuit Dome *
  • Sun 15th Sep – PHOENIX, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater *
  • Tue 17th Sep – AUSTIN, TX – Moody Center *
  • Wed 18th Sep – DALLAS, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion *
  • Sat 21st Sep – DES MOINES, IA – Knotfest Iowa @ Water Works Park *
  • * = with SLIPKNOT & Knocked Loose
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