Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen launches Mammoth WVH live concert debut

Wolfgang Van Halen launched the live debut of Mammoth WVH with its first-ever full concert performance during a club show in Lawrence, KS on July 27.

The gig at the city’s Bottleneck venue saw the rocker deliver 12 tracks from the self-titled debut album, according to, starting with show-opener “Don’t Back Down” – video of which has surfaced online alongside a clip of “Think It Over.”

Wolfgang is joined by a live lineup that includes guitarists Jon Jourdan and Frank Sidoris, bassist Ronnie Ficarro and drummer Garret Whitlock.

“Show number 1 is officially in the books,” shared Wolfgang on social media. “Thanks so much for coming out and sharing this special night with us, folks. I won’t forget it.”

According to the group’s live calendar, the Kansas show appears to be one of two warm-up dates for Mammoth WVH before they join Guns N’ Roses for an extended US stadium tour that will open this Saturday, July 31 in Hershey, PA; the band will also mix in headline shows of their own during the trek.

Recorded with producer Michael Baskette at the famed 5150 studios, the “Mammoth WVH” album was launched last fall with the lead single, “The Distance”, serving as a tribute to Wolfgang’s late father Eddie Van Halen.

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