Wednesday, September 12, 2012

VIDEO: Wolfgang Van Halen joins Tremonti as tour bassist

Wolfgang Van Halen has joined Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti’s solo band, Tremonti, on tour.

Tremonti shared the news with fans, writing, “Due to personal reasons Brian Marshall won't be with us on this tour. On a lighter note the amazing Wolfgang Van Halen will be joining us!”

For his part, Wolfgang had very little time to get up to speed before his first show Tuesday; he tweeted on Monday, “Holy shit! An abrupt change of plans has left me playing bass with @MarkTremonti tomorrow! I’ve got some tunes to learn!”

Tremonti is touring behind his debut solo release, “All I Was.”

Wolfgang’s first show with the band happened Tuesday at Rock Junction in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

"Well, the show with my buds @MarkTremonti @IIEROCKII and @GWDrums was a blast! Thanks so much to everyone that showed up! NYC, here we come!" posted Van Halen after the show.

Video of Wolfgang’s opening night with Tremonti has surfaced.

For a list of Tremonti tour dates, click here.

Wolfgang is currently on an extended break from his band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour; his father, Eddie Van Halen, is recuperating following surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis that will have him sidelined for the next four to six months.

Eddie’s health issue, which flared up following the end of the first leg of the band’s tour, caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of a series of Van Halen concert dates across North America this summer, and the postponement of a series of dates in Japan that were scheduled for November.


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