MAMMUT WVH, the solo project of Wolfgang Van Halen, has announced seven main shows, which will take place between the band’s dates as a support act for GUNS N ROSES.
MAMMUT WVHThe first headlining concert will take place on August 7 at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional MAMMUT WVH solo performances will take place in Seattle, Washington; Tucson, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; and Orlando, Florida.
MAMMUT WVHtour with GUNS N ROSES It will kick off on July 31 at Hersheypark Stadium and conclude in early October with a two-night race at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida.
MAMMUT WVHThe touring lineup will feature Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH WITH MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on the guitar, Jon jourdan on guitar and voice, Garrett Whitlock (TREMONTI) on the battery, and Ronnie Ficarro on the bass.
MAMMUT WVHThe self-titled debut album was released on June 11 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records.
Wolfgang, who joined his father in FROM HALEN for the band’s 2007 reunion tour with the singer David Lee Roth, replacing Michael Anthony, recently said Raul Amador from Bass Musician magazine about the fact that he played every instrument in «Mammoth WVH»: «I think it will come as a surprise to people who think that I only play bass. I started writing music on my own in 2013, after the second FROM HALEN excursion. I taught myself Logic [recording software]. I knew enough to come up with an idea on my own computer, so I just wrote. And then I went into the studio in 2015 with my producer, Elvis Baskette, and engineer, Jef Moll. And between the three of us, over the next few years, we recorded a lot of songs. And then I went back on tour with FROM HALEN. And then I came back, and I had written a lot of songs on the tour, so we recorded even more. So we kept recording more and more songs until we finished in July 2018. So, yeah, it took a while. [Laughs]»
Wolfgang He also spoke about his lyrical focus on the MAMMUT WVH album, saying, “I think the lyrics were a new opportunity for me to convey emotions beyond the performance, so I’m sure I leaned a bit more in that direction. Because playing everything on my own, usually when you’re playing something, you almost want to show off a bit more, because it’s like, ‘This is my only chance, because I’m just playing bass or guitar’ or whatever. But when you’re playing everything, if you [went crazy] on all instruments, it would be ridiculous. So the challenge and the pleasure I got was trying to build good songs, just for what would benefit the song. Because I feel like a lot of musicians say, ‘What can I do to be able to point that out later and say,’ Listen to me. Do you see what I did? ». But with this, it’s like, what can I do to improve the song in all respects? So yeah, it was a fun little thing to be able to do, convey emotions and play and lyrics and voices and things like that.
Last November, Wolfgang confirmed that he asked his father’s permission to use the MAMMUT WVH band name for his solo project. MAMMUT WVH is a nod to family history – Eddie Y Alex Van Halenthe band was called MAMUT When Roth joined him for the first time in 1974.
MAMMUT WVH turn fechas:
July 31 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium ^
03 de agosto – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park ^
05 de agosto – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium ^
7 de agosto – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
August 8 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park ^
August 11 – Fargo, ND @ FargoDome ^
13 de agosto – Missoula, MT @ Washington-Grizzly Stadium ^
16 de agosto – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’S Sporting Goods Park ^
August 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^
August 22 – Portland, OR @ Fashion Center ^
23 de agosto – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune *
August 25 – San José, CA @ SAP Center in San José ^
August 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ ^ refer to the Stadium
August 29 – Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theater *
30 de agosto – Phoenix, AX @ Phoenix Suns Arena ^
September 1 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center ^
September 2 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
04 de septiembre – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Buzzfest de KTBZ (festival)
September 05 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion, KEGL BFD 2021 (festival)
September 8 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium ^
September 9 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts *
September 11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena ^
September 12 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena ^
September 14 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom *
September 16 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field ^
17 de septiembre – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center, KXXR Family Reunion (festival) *
18 de septiembre – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheatre | Summerfest (festival) ^
September 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center ^
23 de septiembre – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center ^
September 25 – Camden, NJ @ [email protected] Pabellón, WWMMR MMR * B * Q (festival) *
September 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Bank Arena ^
September 29 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena ^
October 1 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live *
October 2 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Hotel ^
October 3 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Hotel ^
* Solo MAMMUT WVH dates
^ MAMMUT WVH secondary GUNS N ROSES