MAMMOTH WVH, the brainchild of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, has announced a headline tour this fall in support of the band’s upcoming second album, “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/MÖTLEY CRÜE. The headline tour will kick off November 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and run through December 9 when MAMMOTH WVH returns home to Los Angeles.
The headline run will make stops in Chicago, Illinois (November 9); Sayreville, New Jersey (November 17); Dallas Texas (November 25); and Seattle, Washington (December 3),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 U.S. for their previously announced dates on November 3 in St. Louis and November 10 in Detroit.
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. local and end on Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “BBM” to access tickets before the general public. General on-sale will be Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. local time.
MAMMOTH WVH 2023 tour dates:
Nov. 04 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov. 05 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov. 07 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
Nov. 09 – 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. 02 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Dec. 03 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Dec. 04 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Dec. 07 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Dec. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Dec. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
“Mammoth II” will be Unleashed on August 4 via BMG, Showcasing Wolfgang Van Halen’s Growth as a Songwriter and Vocalist. The 10-track record was recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and was produced by Wolfgang‘s friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
Continuing his tradition of writing all the songs and performing all the instrumentation and vocals himself, Wolfgang aimed to push his sound beyond what fans had previously experienced. From the energetic opening track “Right?” to the BEATLES-inspired conclusion of “Better Than You,” “Mammoth II” serves as a testament to Wolfgang‘s growth as a songwriter, musician, and particularly as a vocalist. Each song, such as “Like A Pastime,” “Take A Bow,” and “Waiting,” possesses a distinct sonic identity that showcases the brilliance of Wolfgang Van Halen‘s musical prowess and the unique essence of MAMMOTH WVH.
The debut single from “Mammoth II” is the lively rock anthem “Another Celebration At The End Of The World.” The accompanying music video, directed by Gordy De St. Jeor, introduces the MAMMOTH WVH live band, where Wolfgang, having grown frustrated, replaces the other Wolfgangs from his previous video with his new band members: Frank Sidoris on guitars, Jon Jourdan on guitars, Ronnie Ficarro on bass, and Garrett Whitlock on drums. The 8-minute and 25-second video serves as an engaging introduction to the live performance aspect of MAMMOTH WVH.
MAMMOTH WVH‘s debut album, released under Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records, received rave reviews and claimed the top positions on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. With Wolfgang Van Halen commanding the vocals and playing all the instruments, “Mammoth WVH” has captivated audiences with its remarkable musicality and undeniable talent.