As previously reported, VAN HALEN's bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (son of Eddie Van Halen) has joined TREMONTI, the solo band of guitarist Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE/CREED), during the bands current tour (details below). TREMONTI is currently touring in support of his solo debut album 'All I Was'.
It is reported that Tremonti initially wanted Van Halen to play bass on his NEW album, but the bassist's commitments to his other band kept it from happening.
Wolfgang was scheduled to be on the road with Van Halen for much of late 2012, but his father, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, recently had emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis. He is expected to make a full recovery, with the band returning to the road in 2013.
Last week, we had the chance to chat with Mark at the Highline Ballroom in New York City about Wolfgang's involvement on the bands current tour! So stop what you are doing and crank this interview!
TREMONTI on tour:
9-20-2012: Flint, MI at The Machine Shop
9-21-2012: Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
9-23-2012: Chicago, IL at House of Blues
9-25-2012: New Britain, CT at Club INT
9-26-2012: West Chester, PA at The Note
9-28-2012: Orlando, FL at Beachem Theater
9-29-2012: Atlanta, GA at Vinyl
9-30-2012: Birmingham, AL at Club Zydeco
10-2-2012: Nashville, TN at Exit In
10-3-2012: Kansas City, MO at The Beaumont
10-5-2012: Shreveport, LA at The Riverside
10-6-2012: Woodlands, TX at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10-7-2012: San Antonio, TX at Bud Light KISS Fall Fest 2012
Sunken Garden Theater
10-11-2012: London, England at Brixton O2 Academy
10-12-2012: London, England at Brixton O2 Academy
10-14-2012: Glasgow, Scotland at The Garage
10-15-2012: Newcastle, England at Newcastle O2 Academy
10-17-2012: Birmingham, England at HMV Institute Birmingham - Library
10-18-2012: Manchester, England at Manchester Academy 2
10-20-2012: Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg Max
10-21-2012: Cologne, Germany at Gebaude 9
10-23-2012: Milan, Italy at The Tunnel