Wolfgang Van Halen performed solo and unplugged for the first time in concert last night, performing his hit single “Distance” during Mammoth WVH’s concert in New Jersey.
During the band’s gig at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, Wolfgang took center stage to deliver a raw, personal rendition of the song he wrote as a dedication to his dad Eddie.
Part of Wolfgang’s decision to perform the song solo acoustic was due to the fact that Mammoth WVH were already two guitarists down. Guitarist Jon Jourdan was unable to be at the show while fellow guitarist Frank Sidoris is now on the road with Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. It marked the first time Mammoth WVH played a concert as just a trio.
“I know, there’s some parts missing, but I’m doing my fucking best, man. I’m so sorry,” Van Halen said to the audience. “When it comes to this next song, there were so many parts that I decided to strip it down.”
Wolfgang had previously performed “Distance” acoustic with his bandmates back in February of 2021 during an appearance on the TODAY show.
Mammoth WVH is currently out on a co-headlining tour with Dirty Honey. They perform at the Fillmore in Philadelphia tonight (3/31/22) with a show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore tomorrow night (4/1/22). Go to Mammoth WVH’s official website HERE for more dates.