This week, Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti kicked off his first-ever solo tour in support of his solo debut, All I Was.
As an added treat for fans, Wolfgang Van Halen will be assuming bass duties for the entire two month tour.
“I am excited to be joining the band and playing this incredible music with some of my best friends in the business,” said Wolfgang in an official press statement.
Tremonti initially wanted Wolfgang to play bass on his new solo album, but the bassist’s commitments to Van Halen kept it from happening. Van Halen is rumored to return to the road in 2013, after Eddie Van Halen fully recovers from an emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis.
Wolfgang joined the band the night before the tour started, to replace Brian Marshall, who had to drop off the trek due to personal reasons.
Onstage Wednesday night in New York, Wolfgang looked as if he had played with the band since day one. He never missed a note and seemed right at home playing with Tremonti. “Forty-eight hours ago, he had no idea he was going to do this show,” Tremonti told the crowd. “In 24 hours he picked up the entire album.”