In 2014, the band continued to grow and break into new territory, beginning with a trip to the East Coast in March. While in New York, TVH performed on The Real Radio Show in Long Island alongside a legend, Mark “The Animal” Mendoza of classic metal band Twisted Sister. After the band’s performance, Mendoza said, “Forget about ‘Black Oak Arkansas.’ They need to change the name of Fort Smith to ‘The Violet Hour, Arkansas.’ These guys are the real deal!”
In 2015, TVH kept the southern highways hot, traveling from Arkansas to Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Missouri. Guitarist, Tye Tanic, joined the band, bringing a healthy dose of tasty melodic harmonies with him.
In 2016, TVH visited the Gulf Coast and returned to the East Coast on “Insomniac Tour,” a cross-promotion with drummer, Jake’s, weekly show, Wired Insomnia Podcast.
In 2017, Indiana native, John The Barber, became The Violet Hour’s full time bass player. TVH visited 14 states and covered over 14,000 miles, touring the West, Midwest, and Southeast United States on “Southland Tour” with the band Makeshift, and “Wild Violet West Tour” independently to California and back. The band changed their residency to Dallas for the summer, focusing on growing in the area and could be seen performing at Six Flags Over Texas on the Gotham City stage during the summer months and in the fall for Fright Fest. Also in 2017, TVH headlined the 17th annual Blackwater Fest at Blackwater Recording Studios in Cabot, AR.
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