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Posted on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 9:26 a.m.

Violin Monster heading out on tour, planning album

By Bob Needham


The Violin Monster performs at The Last word on Thursday.

Joseph Tobianski |

Ann Arbor's Violin Monster is recording an album and heading out on tour.


The Violin Monster checks his phone before Thursday's performance.

Joseph Tobianski |

The Monster (a.k.a Zachary Storey)—well known around Ann Arbor for playing his violin on the streets while wearing a werewolf mask, and occasionally howling—kicked off the tour Thursday with a date at The Last Word in Ann Arbor. His tour will take him to venues in Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina.

He's also recording an album, and an update on his Facebook page earlier this month says it's "almost finished."

For more information, check out the Violin Monster's website, find full tour details on his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter. And check out past coverage of the Violin Monster here.


The Violin Monster plays Thursday.

Joseph Tobianski |

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.



Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 9:50 p.m.

I will tell my students that they, too, can make it big with Suzuki Book 1 tunes as long as they wear a mask.

Ron Granger

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 9:30 p.m.

This is a ridiculous gimick. I love it.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 8:24 p.m.

Again, he is allowed to stand on the streets, typically corners, wear a mask and play a violin, but, the Michael Jackson dancer wasn't allowed to do so because he an ally. Really? Is this the "only" difference? Good grief Ann Arbor. She really used to be a very different city.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 6:46 p.m.

All that's important in this story is that he is going away.

An Arborigine

Sat, Dec 1, 2012 : 1:06 a.m.

Avoiding the wolf hunters no doubt!