Tremonti CD and Tour Early 2015 – Don't Plan On a VH Tour

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November 19, 2014 at 10:17 am Quote #40085


Wolfgang Van Halen has finished recording bass tracks on 20 new songs for Tremonti’s upcoming second album.

Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti tells that he believes Wolfgang Van Halen’s bass playing will take his second solo album to the next level.

Wolfgang_Van_Halen_guitar_pickGuitarist Eric Friedman handled bass duties on the Creed and Alter Bridge man’s 2012 title All I Was before Van Halen became part of the live lineup. And the band leader believes things have moved up a notch after the bassist struck up a strong partnership with drummer Garrett Whitlock.

Tremonti says, “He’s such a quick learner – he gets everything in two seconds. He came in a few days late for our last writing session and we were kidding with him that the new songs were tough and he’d have to catch up. But he learned them in two seconds.

“From the first record to the second everyone’s going to notice a big difference on the rhythm section side of things. He’s the best of the best out there on bass. It’s going to make a big difference.”

Tremonti plans to release their second album in March of next year, followed by a tour.

November 19, 2014 at 11:52 am Quote #40086


Maybe they’ll open for Van Halen. Also of note is why was he a few days late? Was he busy doing something in Van Halen land that prevented him from hopping on a plane in time?

November 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm Quote #40088


He only had a few days to prepare for the last Tremonti tour, so no surprise he’s a fast learner. Looking forward to seeing what he has to contribute outside of Van Halen.

Stay Frosty

November 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm Quote #40089


I have no doubt in my mind that Wolf did an awesome job … having said that, what would you expect Tremonti to say … “this guy came in a just blew chucks, boy did he suck … ruined my next album … why would anyone buy it?” Of course he is going to talk everything up.

November 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm Quote #40094


I suppose it’s possible that Tremonti chooses to have Wolf in the band because of the benefits that come with Wolf’s name brand recognition. But even if that were the case, Wolf would still have to at least be a decent bass player.

November 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm Quote #40098


What’s with the “Don’t Plan On a VH Tour” statement ?

How long would a Tremonti tour last anyway ? 6 to 8 weeks at most ?

When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

November 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm Quote #40102


Looking at his 2012-2013 tour, he was on the road from September 2012 to May 2013. That’s eight months. I would assume he would be doing a somewhat similar tour to support a new album. Plus, I just don’t see the band working without him to be ready to roll out a tour as soon as he’s done touring with Mark. If they go out in March, that could possibly put the tour running through November 2015 and I highly doubt the band will be out on the road through the holidays next year.

Just my .02 based on my lifetime of experience hoping for the band to tour when I want them to tour. ;)

November 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm Quote #40103


voodoo: Looking at his 2012-2013 tour, he was on the road from September 2012 to May 2013. That’s eight months.

November 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm Quote #40104


LOL! I won’t even bother looking. I looked at his site and it had Sept 11 2012 – May 2013 listed.

I take it back. Van Halen is going to tour the world in 2015!! Everyone get ready! They’re touring with Mike for three months, then a duel headling tour with Sammy and Dave doing duets! It’s going to be great!! I can’t wait! ;)

November 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm Quote #40110


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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?

December 23, 2014 at 9:13 am Quote #41130


TREMONTI: New Album Sneak Peek
December 22, 2014

TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, recently finished recording its second album for an early 2015 release. The follow-up to 2012′s “All I Was” was helmed by producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH.

Video footage from the studio can be seen below.

A listening party and live performance for the second TREMONTI album will be held on January 31, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen joined Tremonti’s solo band for touring purposes after ALTER BRIDGE bassist Brian Marshall dropped off the project.

December 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm Quote #41138


Sounds pretty heavy. Not to go all English Teacher on the writer, but the little article makes it sound like Wolfgang joined the band after recording the second CD, not the first.

March 4, 2015 at 12:26 pm Quote #43163


Tremonti Announce May Release for New ‘Cauterize’ Album
by Jeff Giles March 4, 2015 11:03 AM

Tremonti’s second album has a release date — and a name.

The band went back into the studio last fall, re-enlisting Wolfgang Van Halen to lay down bass and background vocals. Van Halen, who stepped in as Tremonti’s touring bassist in 2012, kept fans in the loop with a series of tweets and Instagram photos from the studio — just one part of an extremely active social media campaign for the new LP.

Titled Cauterize, the album is scheduled to arrive in May. Last month, Tremonti posted an assortment of samples from the record, and they’ve also uploaded a Cauterize teaser video, which you can watch at the top of this post.

“It’s an exciting process,” frontman Mark Tremonti said of the sessions for the new record during a 2014 interview with Cryptic Rock. “I’m trying to make it more dynamic; make the heavier stuff heavier and make the atmospheric stuff more atmospheric. I’m trying to do the best with what I’ve got.”

Tremonti alluded to touring plans for 2015, either for his solo band or for Alter Bridge, but they could be complicated by Wolfgang’s budding solo career: During his recent Q&A session at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Eddie Van Halen announced that Wolfgang was hard at work on his own album, which he expects to see out “probably end of the year.”

“Wait until you hear his record,” said Eddie. “This is not Pop talking, this is real talk. It blew my mind.”

March 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm Quote #43429


TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, will release its second album, “Cauterize”, on June 9 (pushed back from the previously announced May).

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Radical Change
02. Flying Monkeys
03. Cauterize
04. Arm Yourself
05. Dark Trip
06. Another Heart
07. Fall Again
08. Tie The Noose
09. Sympathy
10. Providence

A new preview clip of the song “Flying Monkeys” can be streamed below.

March 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm Quote #43748


Wolfgang Van Halen Takes Hiatus From Tremonti Touring
by Chad Childers
March 27, 2015 1:16 PM

First things first — bassist Wolfgang Van Halen is still a member of Tremonti. But the rocker will not be touring with the band this year as he’s got a conflict with Van Halen’s tour dates and that’s in first position for him.

Wolfgang says in a statement, “I am still part of Tremonti and very excited for the release of Cauterize, but unfortunately am unable to participate in the upcoming tour dates, both in the States and overseas due to my prior commitment with Van Halen for the upcoming summer tour in support of the Tokyo Dome Live in Concert album. Look forward to seeing all the Tremonti fans on the road as soon as my schedule permits!”

The band has not revealed who will be holding down the bass duties on the road as of yet. Their next leg of shows kick off April 25 at Orlando’s Earth Day Birthday Festival. At present, they’re booked through May 23 in Destin, Fla. Dates can be seen below.

Even though Van Halen may not be a part of touring, he is very much a part of Cauterize and its newly announced follow-up Dust. Mark Tremonti says of the disc, “We are extremely excited for the fans to hear this album. We feel it is our best work to date.”

The group has also just revealed the artwork for the disc, which can be seen below. That follows on the heels of the newly released track “Another Heart,” which fans can pick up at iTunes. Pre-order information for the album has yet to be revealed, but you can look for the Cauterize disc dropping June 9.

Tremonti 2015 Tour Dates

4/25 — Orlando, Fla. — Earth Day Birthday Festival
4/26 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome to Rockville
4/28 — Richmond, Va. — The National
4/29 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop
4/30 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogarts
5/3 — Concord, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion
5/5 — Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Rapids Theater
5/6 — Huntington, N.Y. — The Paramount
5/7 — Boston, Mass. — Brighton Music Hall
5/9 — Bangor, Maine — Rise Above Fest
5/11 — New York, N.Y. — Highline Ballroom
5/12 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues
5/13 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Egyptian Room
5/15 — Chicago, Ill. — Thallia Hall
5/16 — Columbus, Ohio — Rock on the Range
5/17 — Pontiac, Ill. — Freaksters Roadhouse
5/19 — Nashville, Tenn. — War Memorial Auditorium
5/21 — Birmingham, Ala. — Iron Coty
5/22 — Mobile, Ala. — Soul Kitchen
5/23 — Destin, Fla. — Club L.A.


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