WOLFGANG VAN HALEN ASSUMES BASS DUTIES FOR TREMONTI ON UPCOMING TOUR

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN ASSUMES BASS DUTIES FOR TREMONTI ON UPCOMING TOUR

 

 Band Heading Out On The Road In Support Of Fret 12 Release All I Was

 

(September 13, 2012 – New York, NY) – Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist/songwriter, Mark Tremonti, is gearing up for his first ever tour with his band Tremonti in support of his debut solo release, All I Was.  Joining Mark on the tour are

Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar, Garrett Whitlock on drums and just announced Wolfgang Van Halen on bass.  Wolfgang was always in consideration to play bass for Tremonti but was unavailable during the recording process.  When an opening in Wolfgang’s schedule coincided with the upcoming dates, Mark asked if he would be interested in touring with them and Wolfgang jumped at the chance.  “I am excited to be joining the band and playing this incredible music with some of my best friends in the business” states Wolfgang.  Tremonti will be headlining the Fourth Annual HardDrive Live Tour, which kicks off September 20th and runs through October 5th.  From there, the band will head over to the UK to play a series of dates including a few opening for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.

 

All I Was stormed the Billboard Top 200 landing at #29 selling over 12,000 copies the first week.  The album was released via Mark’s own FRET12 records and landed at #7 on the Independent Current Album Chart. The album was also the #1 Rock Album on iTunes digital chart and made it all the way to #9 on iTunes Top Albums Chart and landed at #28 on the Current Digital Albums chart. Long time friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge, Chevelle and Trivium, produced the album.

 

The first single from All I Was is “You Waste Your Time” is moving up the charts at Active Rock radio.  The song has found a home in the Top 30 on the Mediabase Charts landing at #26 on Active Rock with a bullet.  The song immediately hit the Top 10 on the iTunes Rock Singles chart when it was released and AOL premiered the video for the single last month. The video for the song is a performance video that was recorded at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago and actually uses the live audio from that performance in the studio as opposed to the traditional album overdub music video that has become commonplace.  The video can be seen here and has been viewed over 300,000 times to date.

 

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed and with the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge. Having sold over 40 million records worldwide, he’s the man behind massive hits like “My Own Prison”, “Higher”, and “Isolation”—just to name a few.  His sound is recognizable and has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him “Guitarist of the Year” three consecutive years in a row and he ranked as the “fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever” in Total Guitar.

 

www.marktremonti.com

www.youtube.com/tremontiofficial

www.FRET12.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArmyOf12.

 

For more information on Mark, Tremonti or to request your copy of All I Was, please contact:

Kevin Chiaramonte / PFA Media / (212) 334-6116 / kevinc@pfamedia.net

 

For all requests for Wolfgang Van Halen, please contact:

Janie Van Halen / High Profile Media / (818) 461-2971 / Janie@highprofilemedia.com

 

* TOUR DATES ATTACHED *

 

 

 

 

 

2012 FALL TOUR

 

DATE

CITY, STATE

VENUE

Sept 20 *

Flint, MI

The Machine Shop

Sept 21 *

Lancaster, PA

The Chameleon Club

Sept 23 *

Chicago, IL

House Of Blues

Sept 25 *

New Britain, CT

Club INT

Sept 26 *

West Chester, PA

The Note

Sept 28 *

Orlando, FL

The Beacham Theater

Sept 29 *

Atlanta, GA

Vinyl

Sept 30 *

Birmingham, AL

Club Zydeco

Oct 2 *

Nashville, TN

Exit / In

Oct 3 *

Kansas City, MO

The Beaumont Club

Oct 5 *

Shreveport, LA

The Riverside Warehouse

Oct 6

The Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (KTBZ Buzzfest)

Oct 7

San Antonio, TX

Sunken Gardens Amphitheater (Bud Light Kiss Fall Fest)

Oct 11 #

London, UK

O2 Academy Brixton

Oct 12 #

London, UK

O2 Academy Brixton

Oct 14

Glasgow, UK

Garage

Oct 15 #

Newcastle, UK

O2 Academy Newcastle

Oct 17

Birmingham, UK

Library Theatre

Oct 18

Manchester, UK

Academy 2

Oct 20

Amsterdam, NET

Melkweg

Oct 21

Cologne, GER

Gebaude 9

Oct 23

Milan, ITA

Tunnel

 

            * HardDrive Live Tour

            # Performing with Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators