MAMMOTH WVH announces UK headline dates in July

Fresh from their much lauded spot opening proceedings across the UK for guitar icon Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – which now continues across Europe through April – Mammoth WVH are delighted to announce their return to the UK for their first headline dates here.

The group will squeeze in two headline shows in July amidst a very busy touring schedule:

Mon 8th Jul – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2

Tue 9th Jul – LONDON O2 Academy Islington

Special guests are yet to be announced. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 10th April at 10am BST.

Mammoth WVH have barely been off the road since the August 2023 release of their second album Mammoth II and show no signs of letting up. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (Bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums) have already performed shows with Metallica, Alter Bridge and Sevendust, Def Leppard and Motley Crüe, and Nita Strauss.

After the Slash European dates wrap up, the group flit back to the USA for two weeks of headline dates with support from Intervals and the Welcome To Rockville festival in May, before mainland Europe beckons again through June – Mammoth WVH rejoining Metallica on their M72 World tour, plus performances at Graspop, Hellfest, and other European festivals. The quick UK visit in July is immediately followed by more US headline shows, dates with Foo Fighters, and then further Metallica US/Mexico dates with Pantera / Greta Van Fleet into September. Mammoth WVH close out November/December 2024 traversing the US with Creed and 3 Doors Down.

Tickets and VIP packages for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found on their official website at https://www.mammothwvh.com.

Taken from current album Mammoth II, most recent single “I’m Alright” is 100% banger. The official music video picks up and continues the entertaining thread from the humorous video for “Another Celebration At The End Of The World”. The former band of Wolfgangs – who have been fired from Mammoth WVH – start their own band Mammoth WWW and enter the same Battle of the Bands as Mammoth WVH. Hearing the band rehearsing “I’m Alright,” Mammoth WWW steals the song from Mammoth WVH to surprising results. Keeping it in the family, Wolfgang’s mother – legendary actress and chef Valerie Bertinelli – also makes a cameo appearance in the video.

Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himself, on Mammoth II, Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist. Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “Take a Bow” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette and has piled up rave reviews across the globe, propelling Wolfgang into a plethora of worldwide magazine front covers and TV appearances.

Wolfgang also found time to guest on the song “I’m Just Ken” on the Barbie soundtrack, leading to a dazzling TV spot performing at the Oscars with Ryan Gosling and Slash last month.

Press reviews of Mammoth WVH from the UK dates supporting Slash:

“Infectious energy and tight musicianship, Mammoth WVH set the stage on fire.” – The Razor’s Edge

“A thunderous set of modern metal. They may only have had a brief time to shine on stage, but Mammoth WVH took that opportunity by the throat and left with a tonne more fans than they had at the start. Theirs was a performance worthy of a headliner.”- Northern Echo

“Their brand of muscular, belligerent rock showcases Van Halen’s supreme talent.” – The Guardian

“Straight to the point with their huge sound, Mammoth prove themselves to be one of the most exciting rock bands coming through.” – Soundsphere

“Mammoth WVH displayed a tight set… proving that the band could shine in their own glory regardless of pedigree. Hopefully, the next time the band visits the north, they will be headlining their own gigs.” – Lancashire Times

“While the frontman may be the focus for many, this is a band who have really gelled over the relatively short time they’ve been together. The constant touring unites them as a unit, bringing out a chemistry where each brings their own flavours to numbers originally solely written and performed by Wolfgang. With the sort of warmth usually only reserved for headliners, it won’t be long before Mammoth WVH are filling halls like this under their name all over the globe.” – Metal Talk

“Sadly, it’s been a short set of six songs, but it’s been one that has been filled with blistering guitar solos, thunderous drums and some great vocals, it’s well and truly laid down the gauntlet to the music world… the VH legacy is in very safe hands indeed.” – Metal Planet

“Given the band’s mix of classic rock meets modern, it’s a great fit for tonight, it’s got plenty of swagger, each song has its own identity and it’s all performed by an incredibly disciplined band.” – Moshville

“Van Halen is a wonderful guitar player. His solo on “Take A Bow” is right up there, and he belongs – like the rest of the band do – on stages like this and in rooms like this. He makes it look almost effortless. It would be interesting to see Mammoth WVH play a full length show. There is a very real possibility it could be incendiary.” – Maximum Volume Music

“They took to the stage and grabbed the crowd by the scruff of the neck, taking us on a riot of southern tinged heavy rock n roll, a perfect start to a night of rock.” – Backseat Mafia

“Wolfgang has been blessed with as many guitar skills as his dad and I was blown away. He, along with his band mates, put on an impressive set despite only being short, the crowd loved the night from the moment they took to the stage.” – All Music

“Mammoth WVH are already building a reputation for producing hard hitting rock and the arena is packed out to see what all the fuss is all about. WVH is clearly intent on letting his own music carve his path in the industry, and on the evidence of tonight’s show, he is going to go far. It has been a very short set, but they have made their point and leave the stage to an applause worthy of a headline act.” – Music News

About Mammoth WVH:

With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music.

Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song.” He appeared on The Howard Stern Show, NBC News TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021,” while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and People proclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person.” The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself.

Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.

Mammoth WVH Photo credit – Javier Bragado

Black and white portrait credit – Travis Shinn

FIND MAMMOTH WVH ONLINE:

http://MammothWVH.com

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