The Forge

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Joliet, IL

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Mammoth WVH, Nita Strauss – SOLD OUT!

Date: March 02, 2024
Doors: 7:00PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Types: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

Combining elements of metal, grunge, alternative, and hard rock, Mammoth WVH is the solo project of Wolfgang Van Halen, son of guitar god Eddie Van Halen. Before his father’s death ended Van Halen in 2020, Wolfgang was the band’s bassist from 2006 onward, and he paid loving tribute to his father with his first Mammoth WVH song, “Distance,” which anchored the group’s eponymous full-length debut in 2021. They returned in early 2023 with “Another Celebration” heralding their sophomore set, the aptly named Mammoth II.

Wolfgang Van Halen was born in 1991. He was an only child and developed a close relationship with his parents, learning music from his rock star dad and eventually joining his band as a teenager. In 2012, he also joined Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti‘s group Tremonti, first filling in on bass for a tour, but then becoming a full-time member of the band. Wolfgangwas steadily working on songs of his own, but he kept his original material under wraps until his father died in October 2020. He formed Mammoth WVH the next month, repurposing the name Mammoth from the first iterations of Van Halen, which featured his father on lead vocals. A talented singer and multi-instrumentalist, Wolfgang recorded every instrument for his new project himself. His first song, the Grammy-nominated “Distance,” debuted in November 2020, along with an accompanying video montage of home movies of him and his father in different stages of his early life up to 2020. Mammoth WVH released their dynamic self-titled debut the following year. A resounding success, the album topped three different Billboard charts (Indie, Hard Rock, and Rock) and peaked at number 12 on the pop chart.

In early 2023, the band issued “Another Celebration,” the first single from their second album, Mammoth II. Darker and heavier than its predecessor, the ten-song set saw Van Halen touch on themes of grief, isolation, and resilience.

***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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