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Wolfgang Van Halen’s MAMMOTH WVH Announces Fall Headline Tour

With under three weeks remaining until the release of his sophomore album, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen is announcing a headline tour this Fall to support Mammoth II. These dates come on the heels of the band’s successful European tour last month that saw them opening for Metallica, Alter Bridge, and Def Leppard/Motley Crüe. The headline tour will kick off November 4th in Milwaukee, WI and run through December 9th when Mammoth returns home to Los Angeles. The headline run will make stops in Chicago, IL (November 9th), Sayreville, NJ (November 17th), Dallas TX (November 25th) and Seattle, WA (December 3rd) to name a few. The headline dates will feature Nita Strauss as direct support. These dates also come as Mammoth picks up their spot opening for Metallica in the US for their previously announced dates on November 3rd in St. Louis and November 10th in Detroit. All headline shows go on-sale to the general public on Friday, July 21st at 10AM local time. More information on all Mammoth shows can be found at www.mammothwvh.com

Mammoth II Headline Tour 2023 

Nov 4 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave ^

Nov 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^

Nov 7 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone ^

Nov 9 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre ^

Nov 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at the Intersection ^

Nov 13 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall ^

Nov 14 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield ^

Nov 15 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live ^

Nov 17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom ^

Nov 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre ^

Nov 19 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live ^

Nov 21 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater ^

Nov 22 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues ^ Nov 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom ^

Nov 25 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum ^

Nov 26 – Austin, TX – Emo’s ^

Nov 28 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre ^

Nov 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot ^

Nov 30 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory ^

Dec 2 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory ^

Dec 3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox ^

Dec 4 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ^

Dec 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues ^

Dec 8 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues ^

Dec 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco ^

Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himself, GRAMMY® Award nominee Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. The 10-track collection Mammoth II is slated for release on August 4th via BMG. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist.  Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “I’m Alright” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth is. The debut single from Mammoth II is the upbeat rocker “Another Celebration at the End of the World” is currently in the Top 10 at Active Rock radio. The music video for that song is an 8:25 introduction to the Mammoth live band that was directed by Gordy De St. Jeor. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette andis available for pre-order in multiple configurations here: https://MammothWVH.lnk.to/MammothIIPR.  

About Mammoth WVH:

With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music. 

Mammoth WVH/Wolfgang Van Halen 
Photo Credit: Travis

Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song. He appeared on The Howard Stern ShowNBC News TODAYJimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021, while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and People proclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person. The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself. 

Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.

Wolfgang Van Halen’s MAMMOTH WVH Release Next Track “LIKE A PASTIME”

With the recent excitement around the announcement of Mammoth II and the success of the current single “Another Celebration at the End of the World,” Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing another song to fans. “Like a Pastime” is the second song on the upcoming sophomore album slated for release on August 4th via BMG. The song is available via all digital service providers and anyone that pre-orders the album digitally will receive the track as an instant download. A lyric video for the new song can be seen here: 

“It centers around a 4/4-time signature, but with a polyrhythm on top. I was teaching my fiancé what a polyrhythm is, and I stumbled upon this idea. The kick drums are accentuating it. It’s certainly one of my favorites and a completely different vibe than anything on the first album,” explains Wolfgang.

Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himselfGRAMMY® Award nominee Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist.  Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “Take a Bow” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is. The debut single from Mammoth II is the upbeat rocker “Another Celebration at the End of the World” that is currently in the Top 15 at Active Rock radio. The video is an 8:25 introduction to the Mammoth WVH live band that was directed by Gordy De St. Jeor . Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available for pre-order in multiple configurations here: https://MammothWVH.lnk.to/MammothIIPR.  

The track listing for Mammoth II is:

                  1.    Right?

                  2.    Like a Pastime

                  3.    Another Celebration at the End of the World

                  4.    Miles Above Me

                  5.    Take a Bow

                  6.    Optimist

                  7.    I’m Alright

                  8.    Erase Me

                  9.    Waiting

                  10.  Better Than You

Mammoth WVH is planning to tour around the globe in support of Mammoth II. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (Bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums)  – is getting ready to head over to Europe in support of Metallica on their M72 World tour and other dates with Alter Bridge along with select headline dates and various festival appearances overseas. Mammoth WVH will return to the US and Canada for more touring in August alongside friends Alter Bridge and Sevendust as well as dates with Metallica and Pantera. More dates will be announced in the near future tickets for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found here: https://www.mammothwvh.com.

May 19 – Paris, FR – Stade de France #

May 26 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion #

May 29 – Berlin, DE – Hole44

May 30 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett

Jun 1 – Köln, DE – Gebäude 9

Jun 2 – Haarlem, NL – Patronaat

Jun 3 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013 *

Jun 6 – Edinburgh, UK – O2 Academy Edinburgh *

Jun 8 – Castle Donington, Derby, UK – Download Festival

Jun 10 – Sölvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Festival

Jun 13 – Stockholm, SE – Gröna Lund *

Jun 15 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun 16 – Göteborg, SE – Ullevi #

Jun 17 – Copenhagen, DK – Copenhell Festival 2023

Jun 20 – Ludwigsburg, DE – Mhp Arena *

Jun 21 – Graz, AT – Kasematten – Schlossbergbühne

Jun 23 – Naz-sciaves – Natz-schabs, ITA – Alpen Flair 2023

Jun 24 – Grenchen, CH – Summerside Festival

Jun 26 – Villeurbanne, FR – Transbordeur *

Jun 28 – Lisbon, PT – Evil Live Festival 

Jun 29 – Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest 2023

Jul 1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium ^

Jul 4 – Rathfarnham, IE – Marlay Park ^

Jul 6 – Saltmarket, UK – Glasgow Green ^

Aug 1 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Event Complex *

Aug 2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage *

Aug 4 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium #

Aug 5 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino Outdoors *

Aug 7 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *

Aug 8 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion *

Aug 10 – Quebec City, QC – Agora Port de Québec *

Aug 11 – Montreal, CA – Olympic Stadium #

Aug 12 – Mashantucket, CT – The Premier Theater (at Foxwoods Resort Casino) *

Aug 13 – Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena *

Aug 16 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair 2023 *

Aug 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium #

Aug 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *

Aug 20 – Sand Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port *

Aug 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium #

Sep 1 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium #

Sep 3 – Pryor, Ok – Rocklahoma

Nov 3 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center #

Nov 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field #

* Supporting Alter Bridge

# Supporting Metallica

^ Supporting Def Leppard/Motley Crüe

Tour Dates 2024

May 24 – München, DE – Olympiastadion München #

Jun 7 – Helsinki, FI – Helsinki Olympic Stadium #

Jun 14 – Copenhagen, DK – Telia Parken #

Jul 5 – Warszawa, PL – PGE Narodowy #

Jul 12 – Madrid, ES – Cívitas Metropolitano #

Aug 2 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium #

Aug 9 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field #

Aug 16 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium #

Aug 23 – Edmonton, CA- Commonwealth Stadium #

Aug 30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field Event Center #

Sep 20 – Mexico – Foro Sol #

Sep 27 – Mexico – Foro Sol #

# Supporting Metallica

About Mammoth WVH:

With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music. 

Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song. He appeared on The Howard Stern ShowNBC News TODAYJimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021, while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and People proclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person. The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself. 

Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.

ALTER BRIDGE Announce North American Tour Featuring SEVENDUST and MAMMOTH WVH

With the recent completion of their successful 30-city North American Pawns & Kings Tour, rockers Alter Bridge are announcing the next leg of dates in the NA market. Keeping the family vibe going from the last tour, longtime friends Sevendust and recent tourmates Mammoth WVH will be joining Alter Bridge on this run. The tour kicks off August 1st in Buffalo, NY and end August 31st in Council Bluffs, IA. The tour will make stops in Asbury Park, NJ; Richmond, VA; Quebec City, QC and San Antonio, TX to name a few markets. MJT – the Long Island trio of brothers – will join the last seven stops of the tour. Tickets will be available everywhere starting Friday, April 28th. Complete individual routing, ticket information and VIP experiences for each band for the shows can be found on each band’s website listed below:

Alter Bridge:  https://alterbridge.com

Sevendust: https://sevendust.com

Mammoth WVH: https://mammothwvh.com

Aug 1 – BUFFALO, NY – Outer Harbor Event Complex ^

Aug 2 – ASBURY PARK, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage ^

Aug 4 – CHARLESTOWN, WV – The Event Center at Hollywood Casino *^

Aug 5 – GRANTVILLE, PA – Hollywood Casino Outdoors ^

Aug 7 – RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! ^

Aug 8 – CLEVELAND, OH – Jacobs Pavilion ^

Aug 10 – QUEBEC CITY, QC – Agora Port de Québec ^

Aug 12 – MASHANTUCKET, CT – The Premier Theater (at Foxwoods Resort Casino) ^

Aug 13 – JOHNSTOWN, PA – 1st Summit Arena ^

Aug 16 – SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Fair #^

Aug 17 – FAYETTEVILLE, AR – JJ’s Live *^

Aug 19 – CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater ^

Aug 20 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port ^

Aug 22 – MEMPHIS, TN – Orpheum Theatre *

Aug 23 – CINCINNATI, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center *

Aug 25 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe *

Aug 26 – MILWAUKEE, WI – The Eagles Ballroom *

Aug 28 – FARGO, ND – Outdoors at Fargo Brewing *

Aug 29 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Fillmore *

Aug 31 – COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove *

* No Mammoth WVH

# No Sevendust

No MJT

Alter Bridge is touring in support of their seventh studio album Pawns & Kings that was released worldwide on October 14th. The new album – from the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums – continues to build on the sound that the band’s faithful have grown to love from the band. The band has released official videos for “Holiday” and “Silver Tongue” as well as lyric videos for the title track “Pawns & Kings,”  the popular “Sin After Sin” and album opener “This Is War.” These songs all found their way into the band’s set list during the last tour. Pawns & Kings found its way on numerous 2022 year-end lists around the world and was produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette. More information about Pawns & Kings as well as the upcoming tour dates can be found at:  https://alterbridge.com

Sevendust recently announced their fourteenth studio album Truth Killer scheduled for worldwide release on July 28th. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated legends – comprised of Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby and Morgan Rose – sound as relevant today as they did on their 1997 self-titled debut. Producer, friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette returned to produce Truth Killer.  The new album is  available for pre-order in multiple configurations here: http://lnk.to/Sevendust-TruthKiller and information about all upcoming Sevendust dates as well as VIP information can be found at https://sevendust.com

Mammoth WVH is hitting the road in support of their recently announced sophomore album Mammoth II – scheduled for release on August 4th. The new album was recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and continues the tradition of band mastermind Wolfgang Van Halen writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation/vocals himself. Mammoth II is produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette. Wolfgang has plenty of touring coming up and will be jumping off select tour dates on the Alter Bridge tour to honor his previously announced commitments opening for Metallica on their 2023/2024 tour dates. Mammoth II is available for pre-order in multiple configurations here: https://MammothWVH.lnk.to/MammothIIPR and information about all upcoming tour dates can be found here: https://mammothwvh.com.

About Alter Bridge: 

Alter Bridge have steadily climbed to the forefront of hard rock worldwide. They’ve exceeded all expectations and benchmarks with over a billion streams, millions of units sold, glowing critical acclaim, real estate on the covers of Classic Rock Magazine and Guitar World, and storied sets at Royal Albert Hall, the O2 Arena and Download Festival. On this journey, 2004’s debut LP One Day Remainsbowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200 and went gold. In 2007, Blackbird’s title track took flight on the wings of the “Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time,” as voted in Guitarist Magazine, while countless fans etched its lyrics and logo onto their bodies. That album also recently went gold in the United Kingdom. Critical plaudits surrounded the 2013 opus Fortress with “5-out-of-5 stars” from KERRANG!and Total Guitar, as well as Eddie Trunk’s declaration of, “A Top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero saw them return to the Top 10 on the Top 200. Maintaining this momentum, Walk The Sky made impressions around the globe when it reached #1 on the US Billboard Top Albums, Top 200 Alternative Albums, Top 200 Hard Rock Albums and Top 200 Rock Albums charts, as well as #1 on Canada’s Top Hard Music Albums chart. The album also hit #1 on the Swiss Album charts, landed in the Top 5 on the Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Switzerland charts and closed out the year on Loudwire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” These musicians have unassumingly done all of this with a quiet dedication to writing meaningful songs and performing unforgettable shows (and they’ve delivered both with almost alarming consistency). Still, the influential quartet—Myles Kennedy [vocals, guitar], Mark Tremonti [guitar, vocals], Brian Marshall [bass], and Scott Phillips [drums]—ascend to yet another level on 2022’s Pawns & Kings[Napalm Records]. It is the culmination of almost two decades together soaked in blood, sweat, tears, and the triumph earned through never giving up. It represents the bandmates’ dedication to one another and their collective devotion to a devout fanbase.

About Sevendust: 

Sevendust never follow a linear path. Instead, they continue to bulldoze a lane of their own with a proven one-two punch of rumbling grooves, unpredictable riffing, and stirringly soulful vocals unlike anything else in hard rock. As a result, their music connects straight to the heart as evidenced by their full-contact live shows and diehard “family” of fans. It’s why they’ve been around since 1994, tallied global sales of seven million, logged three gold-selling albums, delivered three Top 15 debuts on the Billboard 200, and garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance. 2021 saw them deliver one of the most-acclaimed albums of their career – their thirteenth studio masterpiece – Blood & Stone, which Metal Hammer christened “Sevendust’s best work in years.” However, the Atlanta quintet—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—defy expectations yet again on their fourteenth full-length and debut for Napalm Records, Truth Killer, produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Trivium, Slash]. Ultimately, Truth Killer reaffirms there’s only one Sevendust—and they’re here forever.

About Mammoth WVH:

With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music. 

Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song. He appeared on The Howard Stern ShowNBC News TODAYJimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021, while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and Peopleproclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person. The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself. 

Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.

Wolfgang Van Halen’s MAMMOTH WVH To Release “MAMMOTH II” On August 4th

On the heels of a whirlwind debut that included a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span, Mammoth WVH is back with its sophomore album Mammoth II. The 10-track record will be available worldwide on August 4th via the band’s new label, BMG. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, the album was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette. Mammoth II is available for pre-order in multiple configurations here: https://MammothWVH.lnk.to/MammothIIPR.  

Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himselfWolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist.  Songs like “Like A Pastime,” “Take A Bow” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what mastermind Wolfgang Van Halen and Mammoth WVH is. The debut single from Mammoth II is the upbeat rocker “Another Celebration At The End Of The World.” The single is currently impacting radio and the music video for “Another Celebration At The End Of The World” is an 8:25 introduction to the Mammoth WVH live band. Picking up where the #1 single “Don’t Back Down” music video left off, the new video showcases a frustrated Wolfgang firing the other Wolfgang’s from that video and replacing them with his now notorious live band featuring Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (Bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums).  The video was directed by Gordy De St. Jeor and can be seen here: 

“I knew that I wanted the new album to contain elements of what people heard on the debut, but also giving me a chance to branch out a bit. ‘Another Celebration At The End Of the World’ is definitely a song that showcases what people can expect from the new album. It is a high-energy rocker with some fun guitar moments on it. I also pushed myself vocally and it is a song I can’t wait to get out and play live. I can see it being a fixture in our live set moving forward,” explains Wolfgang Van Halen

The track listing for Mammoth II is:

                  1.    Right?

                  2.    Like A Pastime

                  3.    Another Celebration At The End Of The World

                  4.    Miles Above Me

                  5.    Take A Bow

                  6.    Optimist

                  7.    I’m Alright

                  8.    Erase Me

                  9.    Waiting

                  10.  Better Than You

Mammoth WVH is planning to tour around the globe in support of Mammoth II. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen, Frank Sidoris, Jon Jourdan, Ronnie Ficarro and Garrett Whitlock – is currently on the second leg of the US tour supporting Alter Bridge before moving to another massive tour playing alongside Metallica. Mammoth WVH will also be making various festival appearances around the globe as well as headline stops going in to 2024. More dates will be announced in the near future tickets for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found here: https://www.mammothwvh.com.

Mar 23 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *

Mar 25 – Airway Heights, WA  – Northern Quest Resort & Casino *

Mar 26 – Airway Heights, WA  – Northern Quest Resort & Casino *

Mar 28 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues *

Mar 29 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *

Mar 31 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort Casino *

Apr 1 – Highland, CA – Yaamava Theater *

Apr 27 – Amsterdam, NL – Johan Cruijff ArenA #

May 19 – Paris, FR – Stade de France #

May 26 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion #

May 29 – Berlin, DE – Hole44

May 30 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett

Jun 1 – Köln, DE – Gebäude 9

Jun 3 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013 *

Jun 6 – Edinburgh, UK – O2 Academy Edinburgh *

Jun 8 – Castle Donington, Derby, UK – Download Festival

Jun 10 – Sölvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Festival

Jun 13 – Stockholm, SE – Gröna Lund *

Jun 15 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun 16 – Göteborg, SE – Ullevi #

Jun 17 – Copenhagen, DK – Copenhell Festival 2023

Jun 20 – Ludwigsburg, DE – Mhp Arena

Jun 21 – Graz, AT – Kasematten – Schlossbergbühne

Jun 23 – Naz-sciaves – Natz-schabs, ITA – Aspen Flair 2023

Jun 24 – Grenchen, CH – Summerside Festival

Jun 26 – Villeurbanne, FR – Transbordeur *

Jun 28 – Lisboa, PT – Evil Live Festival 

Jun 29 – Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest 2023

Jul 1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium ^

Jul 4 – Rathfarnham, IE – Marlay Park ^

Jul 6 – Saltmarket, UK – Glasgow Green ^

Aug 4 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium #

Aug 11 – Montreal, CA – Olympic Stadium #

Aug 16 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair 2023 *

Aug 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium #

Aug 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium #

Sep 1 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium #

Sep 3 – Pryor, Ok – Rocklahoma

Nov 3 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center #

Nov 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field #

* Supporting Alter Bridge

# Supporting Metallica

^ Supporting Def Leppard/Motley Crüe

About Mammoth WVH:

With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music. 

Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song. He appeared on The Howard Stern ShowNBC News TODAYJimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021, while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and People proclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person. The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself. 

Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.

LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge North American 2023 Pawns & Kings Tour

New Jersey legendary Rock Radio stations WDHA 105.5 FM 40 (something) Anniversary

The 30-city tour that is split into two legs, in support of bands seventh studio album Pawns & Kings that was released last year on October 14th via Napalm Records, kicked off on January 25th in Tampa, FL and yesterday came to New Jerseys pristine Wellmont Theatre venue in Montclair. The show was sold out already for the weeks, with anticipation and excitement building as the date drew closer. On this night Alter Bridge was accompanied by Nashville rock band Red and Mammoth WVH founded and fronted by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen.

Written by Andris Jansons

First up were Red, an American Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead vocalist Michael Barnes. Currently, the line-up has consists of the core trio of the Armstrong brothers and Barnes, along with touring drummer Brian Medeiros.

Band came on the stage, I would say, five minutes too early, and some fans had to scramble to their places. Or maybe my watch was off. And I must say that for the opening act the venue was already full. Band brought the energy needed to get into Rock’n’roll spirit. Opening song was Death Of Me from their sophomore album Innocence & Instinct. Others were Faceless, Let It Burn, Already Over and Feed the Machine. All songs came from earlier albums as the band is working towards new record that will be called Rated R and is slated to be released sometime in spring this year. They wrapped up set with Breath Into Me taken from their debut album End Of Silence. At the end of the song band Michael, Antony and Randy jumped off in sync from the pedestals providing exclamation point of their performance, which was full of energy and excitement.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full Red performance photo gallery here.

The nicely warmed up crowd got much louder as Mammoth WVH took the stage. An American rock band founded and fronted by Wolfgang Van Halen, and initially was as a solo project. Their self-titled debut album Mammoth WVH, was released on June 11, 2021.

Mammoth WVH was introduced to concertgoers by Terrie Carr from New Jersey rock radio station WDHA 105.5. This concert also was part of the radio stations 40 Something Anniversary Show. As Terrie said, after 40 you don’t really count your years. I know what she meant, I’m 40 something too. Terrie’s kind words were later returned by Wolfgang (or as he said Wolf), thanking Terrie for all support and love.

Ok, so what can I say about Mammoth WVH performance. For me it was a first experience, and I was completely blown away. Wolf is amazing. His guitar playing and singing were exceptional and his down-to-earth demeanor very refreshing. While I can keep praising Wolf, I must say that his whole band was great. All songs are complex compositions of guitars, and everybody collectively made these songs sound as one symphony. All songs from the band’s set came from their debut album release in June of 2021. The crowd really got into this, and I think WVH gained a LOT more fans this night.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full Mammoth WVH performance photo gallery here.

The stage was set for the main heroes of the night. Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida. After their former band Creed became inactive in 2003, Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips formed a new band with former bandmate Brian Marshall and later added vocalist and rhythm guitarist Myles Kennedy.

Opening song was a Silver Tongue. It is second single from the bands latest album Pawns & Kings. Energy went way up with a follow up song Addicted To Pain from bands 2013 album Fortress. During the song there was a situation in the front row as fan had to be helped for medical assistance. Myles kept an eye on the situation during the song, in the case if they would need to pause. Thankfully staff helped fast, and everything seemed to be under control. Band followed up with slower tempo Ghost Of Days Gone By.

All together from the latest album played all singles – Holiday, This Is War and title song. The set itself was quite immersive into the whole bands discography with six of the seven albums represented. The band also performed Burn It Down where Mark did the vocals.

This was my second time seeing the band live. On both occasions the sound and performance was immaculate. From the fans perspective this was one of the finest hard rock music sets you can see.

Photo by: Andris Jansons

See full Alter Bridge performance photo gallery here.

Pawns & Kings Tour just started few days ago and you will have plenty of the time to catch up with performances as it will go on until the end of March. Check the listings below to see if your city is on the list. Tickets are available and more information on tickets and VIP experiences can be found at https://alterbridge.com/pages/tour.

Feb 2 – HUNTINGTON, NY – The Paramount *

Feb 4 – SILVER SPRING, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring *

Feb 5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Franklin Music Hall *

Feb 7 – WALLINGFORD, CT – The Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theatre *

Feb 8 – BOSTON, MA – Roadrunner *

Feb 10 – WATERLOO, NY – Del Lago Casino Resort (On sale soon) ^

Feb 11 – TORONTO, ON – HISTORY ^

Feb 14 – DETROIT, MI – The Fillmore *

Feb 15 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre *

Feb 17 – PRIOR LAKE, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Showroom *

Feb 18 – CHICAGO, IL – The Riviera Theatre *

Mar 10 – QUAPAW, OK – Downstream Casino Resort #

Mar 11 – KANSAS CITY, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland #

Mar 14 – CHESTERFIELD, MO – The Factory #

Mar 15 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Criterion #

Mar 17 – HOUSTON, TX – 713 Music Hall #

Mar 18 – DALLAS, TX – South Side Ballroom #

Mar 20 – DENVER, CO – Mission Ballroom #

Mar 21 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Union Event Center #

Mar 23 – SEATTLE, WA – The Paramount Theatre #

Mar 25 – AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino ^

Mar 26 – AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino ^

Mar 28 – ANAHEIM, CA – House Of Blues #

Mar 29 – TEMPE, AZ – Marquee Theatre #

Mar 31 – RENO, NV – Silver Legacy’s Grande Expo Hall #

Apr 1 – HIGHLAND, CA – Yaamava Theater at Yaamava Casino Resort

^ Alter Bridge – Mammoth WVH

* Alter Bridge – Mammoth WVH – Red

# Alter Bridge – Mammoth WVH – Pistols At Dawn

Terrie Carr from WDHA 105.5 FM. Photo by: Andris Jansons

Metallica Announces M72 World Tour 2023-2024

Today marks the announcement of every Metallica show booked through 2023 and 2024: Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age. Two-day tickets will be on sale Friday, December 2nd at ticketmaster.com and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20th. For further information including fan club presales, enhanced experiences and more, go to metallica.com/m72-info

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

Citi is the official card of the M72 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in the U.S. beginning Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00 pm local time until Thursday, December 1st at 10:00 pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com

METALLICA

M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

Thursday, April 27 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena

Saturday, April 29 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena

Wednesday, May 17 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France*

Friday, May 19 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France

Friday, May 26 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion

Sunday, May 28 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion

Friday, June 16 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium**

Sunday, June 18 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium

Friday, August 4 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium

Sunday, August 6 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium

Friday, August 11 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique

Sunday, August 13 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique

Friday, August 18 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium

Sunday, August 20 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium

Friday, August 25 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium

Sunday, August 27 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium

Friday, September 1 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium

Sunday, September 3, 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium

Friday, November 3, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center

Sunday, November 5, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center

Friday, November 10, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Friday, May 24 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion

Sunday, May 26 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion

Friday, June 7 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium

Sunday, June 9 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium

Friday, June 14 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium

Sunday, June 16 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium

Friday, July 5 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy

Sunday, July 7 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy

Friday, July 12 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

Sunday, July 14 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

Friday, August 2 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium

Sunday, August 4 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium

Friday, August 9 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

Sunday, August 11 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field

Friday, August 16 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium

Sunday, August 18 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium

Friday, August 23 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium

Sunday, August 25 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium

Friday, August 30 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field

Sunday, September 1 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field

Friday, September 20 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***

Sunday, September 22 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol

Friday, September 27 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***

Sunday, September 29 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 Support Europe: Architects & Mammoth WVH**

Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills

*Five Finger Death Punch/Ice Nine Kills play show 1 in Paris, Architects & Mammoth WVH play show 2 in Paris 

**Volbeat replaces Architects on show 1 in Gothenburg

Show 1 Support North America: Pantera & Mammoth WVH***

Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills

***Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City

MAMMOTH WVH ANNOUNCE DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 11

It has only been 15 months since the long-awaited debut album from Mammoth WVH was released to the world to critical and commercial acclaim. Mammoth WVH was the culmination of years of work and dedication by the musical mastermind Wolfgang Van Halen. After two successful tours across the United States with Guns N’ Roses and Dirty Honey, numerous high-profile appearances including national television performances, two #1 singles at Active Rock radio and a GRAMMY nomination for his first single “Distance,” Mammoth WVH is releasing a digital deluxe edition of the debut album on November 11th via EX1 Records. The new digital deluxe features the bonus track from the Japanese version of the album, “Talk & Walk,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks: “As Long As You’re Not You” and “Goodbye.” The debut album was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette and the digital deluxe edition is now available for pre-order here: https://found.ee/MammothWVHDeluxe

To coincide with the announcement of the digital deluxe edition of Mammoth WVH, a new single is being released to the world. “Talk & Walk” appeared on the Japanese version of the album but hasn’t been available anywhere else until now. The song found its way in to various setlists while Mammoth WVH was on tour in 2021 and became an immediate favorite from those that heard it live. The new track is available via all digital service providers and can be found here: https://found.ee/TalkWalk.

The digital deluxe edition track listing for Mammoth WVH is:

1.   Mr. Ed

       2.   Horribly Right

       3.   Epiphany

       4.   Don’t Back Down

       5.   Resolve

       6.   You’ll Be The One

       7.   Mammoth

       8.   Circles

       9.   The Big Picture

10. Think It Over

11. You’re To Blame

12. Feel 

13. Stone

14. Distance (Bonus Track)

15. Talk & Walk 

16. As Long As You’re Not You 

17. Goodbye

Writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals for the debut albumWolfgang Van Halen set out to establish his own musical identity. From the rocking opening guitar riff on album opener “Mr. Ed” to the driving bass and drums on album closer “Stone,” Mammoth WVH showcases the various musical influences that have inspired Wolfgang. Songs like “Resolve,” “The Big Picture” and “Think It Over” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is. The first two singles, “Distance” and “Don’t Back Down,” found their way to the #1 spot at Active Rock Radio. The single “Distance” was also nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Rock Song category that saw Wolfgang Van Halen nominated alongside the Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and Weezer. Recently, Wolfgang made headlines performing at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute show in London alongside Justin Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Josh Freese.  

Mammoth WVH shows no signs of slowing down as the band will be touring extensively in late 2022 and early 2023 with longtime friends Alter Bridge. The band has dates in Europe in November and December with Alter Bridge and Halestorm. Then after a short break to continue work on the sophomore album, the band will hit the road across North America as direct support for Alter Bridge starting in January 2023 and wrapping up in April 2023. Information on all tickets for Mammoth WVH tour dates can be found at: https://www.mammothwvh.com

European Tour Dates

Nov 1 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – Sporthalle

Nov 2  – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Falconer

Nov 4  – PARTILLE, SWEDEN – Partille Arena

Nov 5 – OSLO, NORWAY – Sentrum Scene

Nov 7 – KATOWICE, POLAND – MCK

Nov 9 – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG – Rockhal

Nov 11 – BERLIN, GERMANY – Columbiahalle

Nov 12 – HLAVNÍ MĚSTO PRAHA, CZECH REPUBLIC – O2 Universum

Nov 14 – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Budapest Arena

Nov 16 – PARIS, FRANCE – Palais Des Sports

Nov 18 – MADRID, SPAIN – Vistalegre

Nov 20 – BARCELONA, SPAIN – Razzmataz1

Nov 22 – MUNICH, GERMANY – Zenith

Nov 23 – ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND – Samsung Hall

Nov 25 – ASSAGO, ITALY – Mediolanum Forum

Nov 26 – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Dom Sportova

Nov 28 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Wiener Stadthalle

Nov 30 – KÖLN, GERMANY – Palladium

Dec 1 – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Ziggo Dome

Dec 5 – NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – Motorpoint Arena

Dec 6 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OVO Hydro Arena

Dec 8 – DUBLIN, IRELAND – 3 Arena

Dec 9 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AO Arena

Dec 11 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Resorts World Arena

Dec 12 – LONDON, ENGLAND – O2 Arena

North American Tour Dates

Jan 25 – TAMPA, FL – Seminole Hard Rock 

Jan 27 – ORLANDO, FL – Hard Rock Live 

Jan 28 – ATLANTA, GA – Coca Cola Roxy 

Jan 30 – NASHVILLE, TN – Ryman  Auditorium  

Feb 1 – MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Wellmont Theater 

Feb 2 – HUNTINGTON, NY – The Paramount 

Feb 4 – SILVER SPRING, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring 

Feb 5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Franklin Music Hall 

Feb 7 – WALLINGFORD, CT – The Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theatre 

Feb 8 – BOSTON, MA – Roadrunner 

Feb 10 – WATERLOO, NY – Del Lago Casino Resort (On sale soon) 

Feb 11 – TORONTO, ON – HISTORY 

Feb 14 – DETROIT, MI – The Fillmore 

Feb 15 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre 

Feb 17 – PRIOR LAKE, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Showroom 

Feb 18 – CHICAGO, IL – The Riviera Theatre 

Mar 10 – QUAPAW, OK – Downstream Casino Resort 

Mar 11 – KANSAS CITY, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 

Mar 14 – CHESTERFIELD, MO – The Factory 

Mar 15 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Criterion 

Mar 17 – HOUSTON, TX – 713 Music Hall 

Mar 18 – DALLAS, TX – South Side Ballroom 

Mar 20 – DENVER, CO – Mission Ballroom 

Mar 21 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Union Event Center 

Mar 23 – SEATTLE, WA – The Paramount Theatre 

Mar 25 – AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino 

Mar 26 – AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino 

Mar 28 – ANAHEIM, CA – House Of Blues 

Mar 29 – TEMPE, AZ – Marquee Theatre 

Mar 31 – RENO, NV – Silver Legacy’s Grande Expo Hall 

Apr 1 – HIGHLAND, CA – Yaamava Theater at Yaamava Casino Resort 

About Mammoth WVH:

First impressions last a lifetime. Wolfgang Van Halen has prepared a lifetime to make his first impression with his solo band Mammoth WVH. The songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist worked tirelessly on material that would become his debut album – released on June 11, 2021 via EX1 Records as a part of his partnership with Explorer1 Music Group. Playing every instrument and singing each and every note, his music presents a personal and powerful perspective, balancing memorable hooks and tight technicality. As many times as audiences have experienced his talent alongside the likes of Tremonti, Clint Lowery, and of course, Van Halen, Wolfgang has seized the spotlight with his own brand – Mammoth WVH.

DIRTY HONEY AND MAMMOTH WVH ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Two of today’s most dynamic live bands, Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey, are joining forces to bring their kick-ass rock’n’roll out on a 31-date, co-headline North American tour. The “Young Guns” tour begins on February 20 in Denver, CO and will see the bands alternating the closing slot throughout the tour. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and can be purchased HERE

“We played one co-headline show with Dirty Honey back in September. As soon as the night was over, we knew this would be a great package to take across the US. We couldn’t be more excited to share the stage with them and give all of the fans an unforgettable night of rock music,” explains Wolfgang Van Halen.

Both of these “young guns” spent their summer on high-profile U.S. tours – Dirty Honey with The Black Crowes and Mammoth WVH with Guns N’ Roses. With only two live gigs under their collective belt, Mammoth WVH’s tour initiation was a baptism-by-fire, opening for the iconic Guns N’ Roses in stadiums. At the end of the tour, in Hollywood, Florida, Guns N’ Roses brought Wolfgang Van Halen back onstage to join them performing “Paradise City.”

From Left: Justin Smolian, Corey Coverstone, Marc LaBelle, John Notto

“Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH are two of the best new, real, emerging rock bands we have today.

Touring together will prove that rock is far from dead, and will no doubt showcase its very bright future.”

— Eddie Trunk • TrunkNation Sirius XM Radio

After selling out their U.S. headline tour last June, Dirty Honey brought their sexy, bluesy rock’n’roll to amphitheaters with The Black Crowes. Vocalist Marc LaBelle grew up listening to the Crowes, so this tour was truly a dream come true. Winning over those who had primarily come to see The Black Crowes, Dirty Honey received standing ovations at the majority of the tour’s 35 shows. Not bad for a still-breaking, opening act.

Front/standing: Marc Labelle Sitting: John Notto, Justin Smolian Sitting back: Corey Coverstone

The “Young Guns” tour is in support of both artist’s self-titled debut albums; Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey, both released earlier this year. Both bands saw their debut singles – Dirty Honey’s “When I’m Gone” and Mammoth WVH’s “Distance” – occupy the #1 position on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. In addition, both bands’ debut albums made quite impressive bows; Mammoth WVH debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, and Dirty Honey – the band, totally independent with no label affiliation – claimed the #2 position on that chart.

“People who come to our shows are going to see two bands who are looking to prove that rock’n’roll is definitely very much alive and well,” said Dirty Honey’s Marc LaBelle. “We both carry the weight of that on our shoulders, and there’s a lot to prove.”

Dates for the “Young Guns” tour are as follows:

FEBRUARY 

20 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

21 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

22 Revolution, Boise, ID

24 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

25 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

MARCH

 1  House of Blues, San Diego, CA

 2  The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

 4  The Marquee, Tempe, AZ

 5  Fantasy Casino, Indio, CA

9   House of Blues, Dallas, TX

10 Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX

12 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK

13 Uptown Theatre, Kansas City, MO

15 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

16 House of Blues, Chicago, IL

18 The Bluestone, Columbus, OH

20 Roxian Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

23 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI

24 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ONT

26 Big Night Live, Boston, MA

27 Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT

28 Webster Hall, New York, NY 

30 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

31 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

APRIL

1   Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

5   The Ritz, Raleigh, NC

6   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

8   Marathon Music Works, Nashville,TN

9   The Plant, Dothan, AL

10  Hard Rock Orlando, Orlando, FL

12  Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA