After an eight-week break — during which he married longtime partner Andraia Allsop — Wolfgang Van Halen takes his Mammoth WVH back on the road Friday, November 3rd, opening for Alter Bridge in St. Louis. The latest tour, which runs through Dec. 9, with mix Alter Bridge dates with stadium shows opening for Metallica and a batch of headline shows, which are some of the band's biggest to date. Van Halen tells us that he enjoys the variety:
“Y'know what? I kinda just take everything as it comes. Sure it'd be fun to imagine what it'd be like to play a bigger venue for Mammoth, but we're actually starting to reach this new plateau for us. We've got this upcoming tour for November and a little of December and it's our first real headliner. Some shows are the very first, it's our very first time that we're playing venues that are over 1,000 seats for our band, which is just crazy to think, to reach something like that.” :42 OC: something like that.
Mammoth WVH's first headline date will be Saturday, November 4th, in Milwaukee.
The group is touring to support Mammoth WVH's second album, “Mammoth II,” which came out August 4th. Like 2021's “Mammoth WVH,” “Mammoth II” was written and played entirely by Van Halen.
Mammoth II” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The single “Another Celebration at the End of the World” hit No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Van Halen and Allsop were married on October 15 before about 90 family members and friends. He walked down the aisle to “316,” an instrumental by his late father Eddie Van Halen, named for Wolfgang's birthday and released on Van Halen's 1991 album “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.”