Tonight’s show was going to be an exciting one for me because I have not been to a rocking concert since the December appearance of the mighty Trans-Siberian Orchestra over at Newark’s Prudential Center. Now it’s not like there weren’t any shows taking place since that point in time but I’ve been working nights and it’s pretty hard to get to all the things that you want to attend when you are trying to earn during the times that the shows are happening. Since my only night off was a Monday I was stoked that I would get to enjoy this “Young Guns Tour” that featured both Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH at NYC’s famed Webster Hall. I’d seen Dirty Honey once before and was incredibly impressed by both the sound and the delivery of the band and tonight I’d get to add another tick on the sheet about them. Mammon WVH would be a first go-round despite my having enjoyed some of their videos and the music I’d heard so far. Fortunately for all in attendance it was only going to be these two bands. No one was leading off and there wasn’t any terrible local that somehow secured the area gig which we find happening every now and again. If you came here for the Young Guns that was exactly what you were going to get. Dirty Honey would lead off the show and here are my thoughts on them.
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.
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WHO: Guns N’ Roses with special guest Mammoth WVH
WHAT: Produced by Live Nation, iconic rock legends Guns N’ Roses announce the return of their tour with rescheduled dates and FOURTEEN additional new shows at stadiums & arenas across the U.S this summer and fall.
The massive touring production will kick off on July 31st at the Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA with stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and more before wrapping up with two shows in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live Arena on October 2nd & 3rd.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH will make their touring debut on the GNR trek, and will perform songs from their self-titled LP (due 6/11) including single “Distance” which has peaked at #1 on six Billboard charts.
NEW DATES – Tickets for new dates are on sale beginning Friday, June 4th at 12pm local time at GunsNRoses.com.
RESCHEDULED DATES – Tickets for the rescheduled dates below are on sale now at GunsNRoses.com.
GUNS N’ ROSES 2021 TOUR DATES:
*New Tour Dates
^ Festival Date/Mammoth WVH Not Performing
Sat Jul 31 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
Tue Aug 03 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Thu Aug 05 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Sun Aug 08 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Wed Aug 11 – Fargo, ND – FargoDome
Fri Aug 13 – Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Mon Aug 16 – Commerce City, CO – DICK’S Sporting Goods Park
Thu Aug 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Sun Aug 22 – Portland, OR – Moda Center*
Wed Aug 25 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose*
Fri Aug 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Venue to be announced*
Mon Aug 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena*
Wed Sep 01 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
Sat Sep 04 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley^
Wed Sep 08 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
Sat Sep 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*
Sun Sep 12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*
Thu Sep 16 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Sat Sep 18 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater | Summerfest
Tue Sep 21 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
Thu Sep 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center*
Sun Sep 26 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena*
Wed Sep 29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena*
Sat Oct 02 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena*
Sun Oct 03 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena*
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve got to admit that its nice to be seeing the touring updates once again and one can only hope that nothing suddenly goes South and finds wave after wave of cancellations being announced again. So believe it or not I’ve never seen GNR in concert before and that even surprises me since I was listening to them way before most of my friends were. It never seemed to be in the cards back in the heyday and now its just a wee pricey an adventure to undertake but let’s see if I can finally cross them off my bucket list with this go round. I’d love to see the MetLife Stadium show since the only other “close” date would be in Atlantic City and well, that’s a bit of a hike for me from our beautiful Brooklyn HQ. I am also very psyched to see Mammoth WVH as big things seem to be happening for the only son of the late, great Edward Van Halen. Okay, that’s all I have about this one so you kind readers can chime in down below and let me know what you think. Judging by the emails flowing into the queue this morning, I will be saying “see you next time” quite a bit today ;p – Stay tuned for more.
The sad loss of the great Eddie Van Halen still resonates hard in the hearts of his millions of fans and that pain is even greater in the heart of his son, Wolfgang Van Halen. Born into a musically gifted family, Wolfie was schooled from infancy by a true master of many instruments and now presents to the world a piece of solo music and a video that will truly find you reaching for a box of Kleenex. Behold “Distance”…
About The Video: “As my pop continued to struggle with various health issues, I was imagining what my life would be like without him and how terribly I’d miss him. While the song is incredibly personal, I think anyone can relate to the idea of having a profound loss in their life. I never intended ‘Distance’ to be the very first piece of music people would hear from me, but I also thought my father would be here to celebrate its release. This is for him. I love and miss you, Pop.” – WVH
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I really don’t have too much to add in terms of my “thoughts” on such a clip because its both heart-warming and heart-wrenching at the very same time. I loved the use of the home movies showing the family arriving home together for the first time and seeing the joy on everyone’s face and also the interaction between father and son. The song itself is a solid number and one that leaves me curious on how the rest of the stuff to come will be. Wolfie has a nice voice as a lead and I can share that he played all of the instruments on the track as well. Nice work and I hope you play this until the very end because the final piece will most likely knock you for a loop. Best of luck to Wolfgang on his continued musical efforts, you now have one of the greatest champions for music rooting for you in the Great Beyond. Stay safe my friends and call your folks if its possible to do so. I know I am….
Official Website: https://www.mammothwvh.com/
Hot off the news about the first-ever live album in “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” (which I discussed HERE in the event you missed it); the legendary Van Halen has announced a summer tour. Let’s take a look at the full press release, dates and promotional art. I’ll close out with some editorial of course.
The Press Release:
In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.
VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheater, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.
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