CraveOnstage BOTM: Nico Vega Gets Anthemically Epic With ‘Beast’

CraveOnline’s new Band of The Month feature centers on Los Angeles soul-rock champions and Crave staff favorites Nico Vega, and over the past few weeks we’ve been bringing you weekly exclusive in-studio performances of our CraveOnstage sessions, spotlighting what it is that sets these cats apart from the pack.Lucky for you, we’ve been saving the best for last. 

With a new EP Fury oh Fury, a new album set to arrive this summer and material for their next record already in the works, there’s no shortage of musical treasure for longtime Nico Vega fans to sink their teeth into – as well as a strong back catalogue for newcomers to mine as they fall deeper in love with a band we’ve been screaming about from the digital rooftops since 2008.

The first installment of Nico Vega’s feature coverage included an exclusive interview with vocalist Aja Volkman, as well as an energized vocal-loop performance of the fan-favorite track “Back of My Hand”. Then we brought you an electrifying performance of the uptempo jam “Lightning,” one of our personal favorites from the group, as well as an awesomely intense take on “Fury Oh Fury“.

The final installment of Nico Vega’s CraveOnstage session is a thrilling one, featuring a wildly intense take on the bombastically anthemic “Beast,” a track which has been given new life through the BioShock Infinite soundtrack. Check it out below!

Nico Vega have also announced a summer co-headlining tour with Crash Kings and new album, Lead To Light. Beginning July 11th in San Diego, the US trek will make stops in over 25 cities through mid August. The intimate run comes fresh off the band’s support slot on Imagine Dragons’ sold-out 50-city tour, giving Nico Vega fans a shot at up-close performances. Tickets can be purchased here.

With a release date to be announced, Lead to Light is available for pre-ordering along with additional VIP bundle packages for the tour including handwritten lyrics, signed set lists, band designed artwork, concert experiences with the band and more. 

Nico Vega co-headlining tour dates:

July 11; San Diego, CA; The Griffin

July 12; Las Vegas, NV; Hard Rock Café – Vegas Strip

July 13; Salt Lake City, UT; Bar Deluxe

July 14; Denver, CO; Bluebird Theater

July 16; Kansas City, KS; Riot Room

July 18; Dallas, TX; The Door

July 19; Austin, TX; Stubb’s Jr.

July 20; Houston, TX; The Studio @ Warehouse Live

July 22; Orlando, FL; The Social

July 23; Jacksonville, FL; Jack Rabbits

July 25; Atlanta, GA; Vinyl

July 26; Columbia, SC; New Brookland Tavern           

July 28; Baltimore, MD; Ram’s Head Live

July 31; New York, NY; Bowery Ballroom

Aug 1; West Chester, PA; The Note

Aug 2; Columbus, OH; The Basement

Aug 5; Nashville, TN; Exit/In

Aug 6; St. Louis, MO; Old Rock House

Aug 8; Chicago, IL; Abbey Pub

Aug 10; Cleveland, OH; Wendy Park

Aug 11; Pittsburgh, PA; Altar Bar

Aug 13; Syracuse, NY; Westcott Theatre

Aug 14; Poughkeepsie, NY; The Loft

Aug 16; Cambridge, MA; The Sinclair


Keep up with Nico Vega at the following links: Facebook / Official Site / Twitter

Special thanks to Swing House studios!