Get a rare look at Tremonti and Eric Friedman jamming backstage and working on vocal harmonies for Leave It Alone. Once again, watch the band shake off the nerves as they prepare to level the stage at the Highline Ballroom in New York.
VIP guest [from VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show”] Eddie Trunk appears in full force to not only hang with the band, but also takes the stage before showtime to get the crowd riled up. You can feel the electricity in the audience right before the band starts to rip it up with famous set intro/mosh pit destroyer: Wish You Well.
Watch as Mark tells the story of how Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen got involved in the tour to a very rowdy crowd right before diving into Wolfgang‘s favorite song, So You’re Afraid.
Wolfgang made his first two appearances as part of Tremonti‘s solo band last week at shows in Rhode Island and New York City. This marks the first time Wolfgang has played with anyone outside of his father Eddie, his uncle Alex and singer David Lee Roth. The Pulse Of Radio asked him how he felt about doing these gigs. “It all feels incredible,” he said. “It’s just, it’s so much fun to be able to do something different, but also do it with three of my best friends in the music business. So it’s like, we’re just four best friends playing awesome music and it’s — I’m just having a great time.”
The two shows last week were warm-ups for Tremonti‘s headlining stint on the annual HardDrive Live tour, presented by HardDrive Radio. The trek begins on Thursday [September 20] in Flint, Michigan. Tour dates are listed below.
Van Halen is replacing Tremonti‘s bandmate from Creed and Alter Bridge, Brian Marshall, who is sitting out the Tremonti trek for undisclosed personal reasons. The other members of Tremonti‘s touring band include Eric Friedman on guitar and Garrett Whitlock on drums.
Tremonti is on the road behind his debut solo album, All I Was, which came out this past July.
HardDrive Live Tour:
Sep. 20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Sep. 21: Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club
Sep. 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Sep. 25 – New Britain, CT @ Club INT
Sep. 26 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
Sep. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
Sep. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Sep. 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Club Zydeco
Oct. 02 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Oct. 03 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
Oct. 05 – Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse
Additional tour dates include:
Oct. 06 – KTBZ’s Buzzfest, Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 07 – KISSfest 2012, San Antionio, TX – Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre
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‘Mark Tremonti’ Unveils Solo Album Cover Artwork [March 2012]
‘Mark Tremonti’ On Solo Album: ‘It’s Not Shred For The Sake Of Shred’ [March 2012]
‘Mark Tremonti’ Talks About ‘Alter Bridge’s’ New DVD, His Hobbies And More [March 2012]
‘Mark Tremonti’ Cracks Itunes Top 10 With Single ‘You Waste Your Time’ [May 2012]
‘Mark Tremonti’ Schedules Live Debut [June 2012]
‘Mark Tremonti’ Talks Debut Solo Album In New Interview [June 2012]
‘Mark Tremonti’ To Headline Fourth Annual ‘HardDrive Live Tour’ [August 2012
‘Mark Tremonti’ ‘All I Was’ Extended Trailer Released [August 2012]