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Mammoth WVH Cancels Remaining Young Guns Tour Dates With Dirty Honey

Mammoth WVH has canceled the remainder of its American Young Guns tour with fellow rockers Dirty Honey, after members of their touring crew tested positive for Covid.

A total of six dates have been canceled, including last night’s show at The Ritz in Raleigh, North Carolina. Other dates affected include April 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina; April 8 in Nashville, Tennessee; April 9 in Dothan, AL; and April 10-12 in Orlando, Florida.

Despite the cancellation of their shows by Mammoth WVH, Dirty Honey will still perform as scheduled on those dates. For fans who purchased tickets primarily to see Mammoth WVH, refunds are available at the point of purchase.

“After an incredible weekend in Las Vegas with my family for the Grammys, I returned yesterday to reunite with my band and crew in North Carolina to continue the Young Guns tour,” said Mammoth WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen. .

“This morning, as everyone was taking Covid tests to re-establish the bubble that served us during the tour, we discovered that members of our band and crew who had not traveled with me tested positive.

“I tested negative via rapid and PCR tests for the past five days in preparation for the Grammys and I continue to do so. With only six shows remaining on the tour, it breaks my heart that we unfortunately cannot Mammoth WVH will do its best to make up any dates we missed for fans in these markets in the future.

This is the second setback the Young Guns tour has faced due to the Covid pandemic. Due to the ramp-up of the Omicron variant late last year and early this year, the originally scheduled run was postponed for a month.

Notable highlights of the tour include Wolfgang Van Halen’s solo acoustic version of Distance in Sayreville, NJ – which he performed after guitarist Jon Jourdan was unavailable for the show – and the start of an unreleased song, I don’t know everything at opening night in Denver, Colorado on February 20.

The band also performed a tribute version of Foo Fighters’ My hero every night since the death of Taylor Hawkins on March 26.

But perhaps the biggest moment for guitar lovers was when Wolfgang released a prototype semi-hollow EVH guitar for an Alice in Chains cover. Bones, and continued to nail the note-for-note solo despite her strap dropping mid-song. The guitar has since been dubbed the SA-126, named in honor of Eddie Van Halen’s birthday.

Mammoth WVH is set to hit the road again later this month, supporting Halestorm on select dates. Beginning April 29 at the Pima County Fair in Tucson, AZ, the trek will make stops in Casper, Wichita, Charleston and more, before ending at Pointfest in Maryland Heights, MO on May 21.

  • April 29 – Tucson, AZ – Pima County Fair
  • May 10 – Billings, Montana – MetraPark Arena*
  • May 11 – Casper, Wyoming – Ford Wyoming Center*
  • May 13 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove*
  • May 14 – Wichita, KS – The Wave*
  • May 15 – Springfield, MO – Gilloz Theater
  • May 17 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
  • May 18 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
  • May 19 – Daytona Beach, Florida – Welcome to Rockville
  • May 21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Pointfest

* support Halestorm

Last year, Wolfgang Van Halen detailed the recording of the band’s self-titled debut album in an interview with total guitarexplaining why it was important for him to chart his own musical path independent of his late father, Eddie Van Halen.

“I’m not leveraging legacy,” he said. “I’m sure it’s debatable for some people who hate me, but I’m myself. I’m not sitting there doing covers of Panama and going, ‘If you want Van Halen, come to me!’ If you want Van Halen, go there.