The Press Release:
Two of today’s most dynamic live bands, Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey, are joining forces to bring their high-octane rock’n’roll out on a 30-date, co-headline North American tour. The “Young Guns” tour begins on January 21 and will see the bands alternating the closing slot. The artist tickets presale begins tomorrow at 10AM local, pre-sale password is YOUNGGUNS; the general on-sale starts Friday, November 5 at 10AM local: https://younggunstour.komi.io.
“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
“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.”
After selling out their U.S. headline tour in 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.
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.”
The Tour Dates:
1/21: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
1/22: The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
1/24: The Bluestone, Columbus, OH
1/25: Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
1/26: The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, OH
1/28: State Theatre, Portland, ME
1/29: Big Night Live, Boston, MA
1/30: The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
2/1: Webster Hall, New York, NY
2/2: Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
2/4: Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
2/5: The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
2/6: The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
2/8: Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
2/9: Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
2/11: Hard Rock Orlando, Orlando, FL
2/12: The Plant, Dothan, AL
2/15: The Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX
2/16: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
2/18: Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO
2/20: Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
2/21: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
2/22: Revolution, Boise, ID
2/24: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
2/25: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
3/1: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
3/2: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
3/4: The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
3/5: Fantasy Casino, Indio, CA
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Before I get into anything else about the world around us, I will say that I love tour announcements like this one because it takes two of the brightest rising stars in the Hard Rock scene of late and pairs them together for a sure to be exciting run of dates. There are also a whole lot of shows on the run which means more fans will get the chance to enjoy the presentation. Now onto the world around us. It’s still a bit of a mess out there in terms of the pandemic and while stuff gets announced other stuff gets cancelled as virus cases keep on revealing themselves. There was also some reporting some time ago that lined out that vaccination proof and masks are required to enter a large number of shows but this seems to be on a case by case and state by state ruling. I will say that I hope to be a part of the tour when it hits New York City at the beginning of February but right now that feels like way too far away for me to plan. I will be at the upcoming Anime NYC convention and while that will be less attendees that the recent New York Comic Con, I am still rather unnerved about being around so many people. I have been double vaccinated of course but I don’t trust those who won’t wear masks or get the jab at this point. Folks who are interested in this one should chime in down in the comments below and please pardon my occasional soapboxing on the current scenario. I just miss the regular things I used to do all the time and its taking a bit of a toll. Stay safe out there and I will see you next time around.