With the final four shows of the 2023 headline tour still to play, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is announcing headline tour dates for 2024 in support of their sophomore album Mammoth IIThe success of their first-ever headline run has resulted in two legs of the Mammoth II Tour 2024 across the United States. The first leg – scheduled for February 21st, 2024 to March 10th, 2024 – will mark the return of special guest Nita Strauss. That run will make stops in Kansas City, MO (February 23rd), Detroit, MI (February 28th), Huntington, NY (March 6th) among others before wrapping up in Albany, NY on March 10th. The second leg – scheduled for May 4th, 2024 to May 17, 2024 – will welcome rockers Intervals as special guests to those dates. Those dates will start in Bethlehem, PA (May 4th) and make stops in Norfolk, VA (May 8th), Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 12th) and Nashville, TN (May 16th) before wrapping up in Louisville, KY on May 17th. All headline shows go on-sale to the general public on Friday, December 8th at 10AM local time. More information on VIP packages and tickets to all Mammoth shows can be found at

“2023 has been an amazing year and 2024 is shaping up to be even busier. To be able to headline more shows with Nita Strauss and then having Intervals join us later is so exciting. I am honored that I get to return to that incredible Metallica stage as well as reunite with Dave Grohl and the guys in the Foo Fighters. I can’t wait to see everyone next year,” states Wolfgang Van Halen.

Mammoth II Tour 2024:


21 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag ^

23 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman ^

24 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee ^

27 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre ^

28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall ^


1 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s ^

2 – Joliet, IL – The Forge ^

5 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place ^

6 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount ^

8 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Roxian Theatre ^

9 – Charles Town, WV – The Event Center at Hollywood Casino ^

10 – Albany, NY – Empire Live ^


4 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center * 

5 – Portland, ME – Aura *

7 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen *

8 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa *

10 – Cherokee, NC- Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center *

12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live *

14 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal *

16 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl *

17 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom *

^ Headline Show – Special Guest Nita Strauss

* Headline Show – Special Guest Interval

Previously Announced Tour Dates 2023:


4 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ^

7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues ^

8 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues ^

9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco ^

^ Headline Show – Special Guest Nita Strauss

Previously Announced Tour Dates 2024


28 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena ~

30 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena ~

31 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall Newcastle ~


2 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena ~

3 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro ~

5 – London, UK – OVO Arena Wembley ~

8 – Düsseldorf, DE – Mitsubishi Electric Halle ~

9 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome ~

11 – Hamburg, DE – Sporthalle Hamburg ~

12 – Copenhagen, DK – KB Hallen ~

15 – Berlin, DE – Verti Music Hall ~

16 – Katowice, PL – Spodek ~

18 – Brno, CZ – DRFG Arena ~

19 – Budapest, HU – MVM Dome ~

22 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum ~

23 – Zürich, CH – Hallenstadion ~

25 – Munich, DE – Zenith ~

26 – Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal ~

29 – Paris, FR- Zénith de Paris ~


11 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville 

24 – München, DE – Olympiastadion München #


1 – Gersthof, AT – Racino Rocks #

7 – Helsinki, FI – Helsinki Olympic Stadium #

14 – Copenhagen, DK – Telia Parken #

29 – Clisson, FR – Hellfest 2024


5 – Warszawa, PL – PGE Narodowy #

12 – Madrid, ES – Cívitas Metropolitano #

17 – Queens, NY – Citi Field +

28 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark +


2 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium #

3 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High +

9 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field #

16 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium #

23 – Edmonton, CA- Commonwealth Stadium #

30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field Event Center #


20 – Mexico – Foro Sol #

27 – Mexico – Foro Sol #

~ Supporting Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

# Supporting Metallica

+ Supporting Foo Fighters

Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himselfGRAMMY® Award nominee Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. The 10-track collection Mammoth II was released on August 4th via BMG. From the rocking opener Right? to Beatles-esque fade on closer Better Than You Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist.  Songs like Miles Above Me, Erase Me and Waiting are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth is. The debut single from Mammoth II – the upbeat rocker Another Celebration at the End of the World (listen here) and the latest single I’m Alright (listen here) continued Mammoth’s streak in the Top 10 at Active Rock radio. A lyric video for the instant great track, and new live show favorite, Like A Pastime can be seen here and also, the opus Take A Bow, can be seen here. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette andis available in multiple configurations here.

The track listing for Mammoth II is:

1.   Right?

2.  Like a Pastime

3.  Another Celebration at the End of the World

4.    Miles Above Me

5.    Take a Bow

6.    Optimist

7.    I’m Alright

8.    Erase Me

9.    Waiting

10.  Better Than You

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Spencer Kaufman of Consequence Heavy reports:

KISS’ final show ever took place at Madison Square Garden….at the end of the concert, after the actual band played its last song, fans witnessed a one-song performance of God Gave Rock and Roll to You by digital KISS avatars.

A press release shortly followed, explaining that a “new era of KISS” is upon us, and that the band is “marking the end of its physical existence by crossing into the digital world.” The plan is for avatars of KISS to “perform to fans for decades to come.”

The KISS avatars were created by George Lucas’ visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic using motion-capture technology involving the band members themselves. The forthcoming KISS avatar shows will be in partnership with Pophouse Entertainment Group, the Swedish company behind the recent virtual ABBA Voyage production in London.

“We can be forever young and forever iconic by taking us to places we’ve never dreamed of before,” explained KISS’ Gene Simmons. “The technology is going to make Paul [Stanley] jump higher than he’s ever done before.”

Stanley added, “What we’ve accomplished has been amazing, but it’s not enough. The band deserves to live on because the band is bigger than we are … It’s exciting for us to go the next step and see KISS immortalized. I mean, we’ve spent 50 years building it to this point. And by working with ILM and working with Pophouse, we’re all sharing this vision of taking KISS to a completely different level beyond being just a music band. And we’ve always thought of ourselves as more than just a music band.”

As of now, no KISS avatar shows have been announced. Video footage of the sneak peek at the end of KISS’ Madison Square Garden concert can be seen below, along with a promo video and an image of Simmons creating his avatar in a motion capture suit.

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Ten years is a long enough wait for two powerhouse and legendary classic rockers to hit the road together again! Styx and Foreigner (who continue with the next leg of their two-year Farewell Tour) team up this summer for the Renegades & Juke Box Heroes co-headlining trek, produced by Live Nation. Legendary British rocker, John Waite, will bring his number one songs, Missing You and When I See You Smile to the party, rounding out a great night of hits.

Foreigner and Styx are ready to rocket across North America starting June 11th, 2024 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Van Andel Arena. Nothing sounds more like summer than collective feel-good anthems such as Come Sail Away, Feels Like The First Time, Renegade, Juke Box Hero, Mr. Roboto, and I Want To Know What Love Is.

General tickets for various cities will go on sale starting December 8th at 10am local time on Styx and Foreigner will be offering VIP packages via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning December 5th at 10am local time at and Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, limited on stage seating for Foreigner, backstage tour, Q&A session and photo op with the band (socially distanced), exclusive merchandise & more. For more information, visit

Citi is the official presale credit card of the U.S. Renegades & Juke Box Heroes tour dates. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning December 4th at 10am local time until December 7th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details, visit

Styx founding guitarist James “JY” Young exclaims, We’re very excited to be sharing the concert stage with FOREIGNER and John Waite in the summer of 2024. We have previously toured with Foreigner and the result was both bands kicked ass and had a great time doing it. Looking forward to seeing everybody this summer,”

Says Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist, Mick Jones, “I am very much looking forward to the band being back on the road with our old friends, Styx.  Our Soundtrack Of Summer tour ten years ago was a blockbuster, and our tour album was a Billboard chart success. It’ll be a great time had by all.  As an added bonus, John Waite will accompany us on the journey, adding his #1 hits to a special night of Classic Rock.”

“As we continue on with our farewell tour, I have been very moved by the support and reaction of all of our fans. To perform these next shows with our friends Styx and John Waite makes it even better. I am so looking forward to spending many beautiful summer nights all around the country, full of great Classic Rock, music, and great friends,” added Foreigner lead singer, Kelly Hansen

And as John Waite declares, “Looking forward to blazing across the USA with my band this summer. All the hits in all the cities. It will be major. A great night. Don’t miss it – be there.”

Renegades & Juke Box Heroes tour dates:


11 Grand Rapids,  MI Van Andel Arena                        

12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH  Blossom Music Center               

14 Toronto, ONT,  Budweiser Stage                        

15 Clarkston, MI  Pine Knob Music Theatre            

18 Maryland Heights, MO   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – STL 

19 Rogers, AR  Walmart AMP                               

21 Dallas, TX  Dos Equis Pavilion                       

22 Woodlands, TX  The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

25 Denver, CO  Ball Arena                                     

26 West Valley City, UT  USANA Amphitheatre                   

28 Anaheim, CA  Honda Center                               

29 Concord, CA  Toyota Pavilion at Concord           

30 Bend, OR  Hayden Homes Amphitheater       


12 Nashville, TN  Ascend Amphitheater                    

13 Charlotte, NC  PNC Music Pavilion                     

15 Charleston, SC  Credit One Stadium                       

17 Alpharetta, GA  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre           

19 West Palm Beach, FL  iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre      

20 Tampa, FL  MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 

23 Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Center                   

24 Bristow, VA  Jiffy Lube Live                                 

26 Noblesville, IN  Ruoff Music Center                         

28 Camden, NJ  Freedom Mortgage Pavilion           

30 Saratoga Springs, NY  Broadview Stage at SPAC               

31 Burgettstown, PA  The Pavilion at Star Lake               


2  Mansfield, MA  Xfinity Center                                   

3  Bangor, ME  Maine Savings Amphitheater          

4  Gilford, NH  BankNH Pavilion                              

16 Orange Beach, AL  The Wharf Amphitheater                  

17 Huntsville, AL  Orion Amphitheater                          

20 Virginia Beach, VA  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VB 

21 Raleigh, NC  Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

23 Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center                   

24 Tinley Park, IL  Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre             

26 Omaha, NE  CHI Health Center Omaha                

28 Sioux Falls, SD  Denny Sanford PREMIER Center    

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Get ready to kick off the New Year in true style at Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs with Mötley Crüe, the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends who have defined the genre for decades. The multi-platinum band is set to headline Crüe Year’s Eve, an unforgettable one-night-only New Year’s Eve concert of rock and revelry at Acrisure Arena to ring in 2024. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and the show will start at 10:00 p.m. with Mötley Crüe on stage through midnight to kick off the New Year with fans. Crüe Years Eve at Acrisure Arena stands as the sole date on the band’s schedule, making it an exclusive and not-to-be-missed experience for fans to see the band live in concert.

Tickets go on sale December 8th, at 10:00 a.m. local at, the official ticketing provider of Acrisure Arena. Fans are encouraged to secure their seats early, as this exclusive New Year’s Eve concert is expected to sell out quickly.

Known for their high-energy performances and chart-topping hits including anthems like Kickstart My HeartDr. Feelgood and Girls, Girls, GirlsCrüe Years Eve at Acrisure Arena marks a rare and exclusive opportunity for fans to witness Mötley Crüe live in action as they bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new. The intimate atmosphere of Acrisure Arena, which celebrates its first anniversary this month, will provide the perfect setting for this momentous occasion.

John Page, senior vice president of Acrisure Arena, expressed excitement about hosting the iconic band on New Year’s Eve, stating, “We wanted to make Crüe Year’s Eve at Acrisure Arena a unique celebration for fans. It’s not just a concert; it’s a special event to close out the year with the Mötley Crüe experience. The energy and showmanship they bring are unparalleled, and there’s no better way to ring in the New Year than with this legendary band. Acrisure Arena is honored to be the exclusive host for Mötley Crüe’s only scheduled performance and final show of 2023.”

In addition to the electrifying performance by Mötley Crüe, concertgoers can expect an immersive experience with special effects, pyrotechnics, and all the theatrical elements that have made Mötley Crüe concerts legendary.

America’s hottest music festival destination finally has the world-class arena it deserves. Opened December 14th, 2022, the Acrisure Arena provides the greater Palm Springs area of Southern California with a premiere 11,000-capacity venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for hockey and concerts, the new arena provides top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all of the benefits of a modern music and sports venue. In addition, the facility will serve as the new home of the American Hockey League affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, the Coachella Valley Firebirds.

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In advance of KISS‘s final live shows at Madison Square Garden on December 1st and December 2nd, several exciting activations are taking place throughout New York City, including a music-to-light show on the world-famous Empire State Building yesterday (November 30th).

For KISS, celebrating alongside the historic Empire State Building ahead of their final two shows is fitting as they took one of their most iconic photos on the building’s 86th floor observation deck almost 50 years ago. Since then, it has become one of the ways KISS has portrayed the band’s deep legacy and history with New York City.

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons gave their recollections of the 1976 photo shoot to KISS’s official web site.

“It’s pretty awesome to be up there,” Stanley said. “We climbed the ladder in those boots. It was a pretty interesting time.”

Added Simmons, “We were nuts. We would do anything you could imagine. Let’s go on top of the Empire State Building and hang over the side for a photo. That’ll look cool. Let’s go.”

In related KISS news, original guitarist Ace Frehley, told our very own Eddie Trunk on his Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, he doesn’t believe the band is retiring from touring.

He said (via, “Well, to be honest, I don’t really believe they’re ending their touring career. How many times have they said they were gonna retire? How many times have half a dozen groups said they were gonna retire and still come back? Personally, I don’t know what their plans are.”

When asked if has any emotions about the band coming to an end as a touring entity, the guitarist said,  “Not at all. I’m so happy I’m not involved…It’s probably better they retire, and hopefully I won’t have to listen to them put me down anymore.”

When pressed to clarify that he won’t be making a special guest appearance at the Madison Square Garden shows, he said, “Look, if Gene [Simmons, KISS bassist/vocalist] calls me up and offers me a million dollars to come up and play a couple of songs, obviously I’ll show up. But, I really doubt that’s gonna happen because pretty much Paul [Stanley, KISSguitarist/vocalist] runs the band and he’s already made a statement that if me and Peter [Criss, original KISS drummer] got up on the stage, we would mar their performance — ironically.”

KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frehley will release his new solo album, 10,000 Volts, on February 23rd, 2024. He released the title track, as the first single, on November 28th, and it can be heard here.

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