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Mammoth WVH coming to Piere’s


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 9, 2022

The Van Halen name is, of course, iconic in the world of rock music. So the fact that a Van Halen is coming to Fort Wayne is a major deal. 

Wolfgang Van Halen, son of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, is bringing his band Mammoth WVH to Piere’s on March 21 as part of the “Young Guns Tour.” 

Mammoth WVH have started strong with their debut self-titled album hitting the top spot on several rock charts due to the strength of three singles, two of which have hit No. 1 on the Rock Singles chart. 

The band also captured the attention of the Grammy Awards, which nominated “The Distance” for this year’s Best Rock Song. 

While it would have been easy to simply carry on his father’s legacy by writing music that would please Van Halen fans only, he and his band are forging their own path with a diverse set of songs that have one thing in common: superior songwriting. 

Joining them on the bill are up-and-comers Dirty Honey, who are also enjoying early success and were nominated by the iHeart Radio Awards as Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist in 2020. 

Both bands are riding high from the momentum gained from opening slots on a couple of high-profile tours last year: Mammoth WVH opening for Guns N’ Roses and Dirty Honey kicking off shows for The Black Crowes. 

“People who come to our shows are going to see two bands who are looking to prove that rock n’ roll is definitely very much alive and well,” said Dirty Honey’s Marc LaBelle in a press release about the tour. “We both carry the weight of that on our shoulders, and there’s a lot to prove.”

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