Wolfgang Van Halen and his Mammoth WVH band jumped back into the tour and showed off a fantastic photo before the concert.
Van Halen and his bandmates were all smiles as they bumped their fists in a circle in Portland, Oregon.
Almost showtime, Portland!— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) August 23, 2021
Seeya in a sec ✌️ pic.twitter.com/GKS6HlS0w2
The band has opened intermittently for the legendary band Guns N’ Roses during its tour this summer.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the band had to stop the tour on Aug. 13 and deal with COVID-19 personnel issues for Montana and Colorado tour stops. The band itself tested negative and resumed the tour on Aug. 19.
“Thanks to everyone for their support,” Van Halen said at the time. “We can’t wait to be back when it is 100% safe for everyone to do so.”
Wolfgang Van Halen Answers Replacement Rumor Again
Before the Portland show, Van Halen fought back against those who think he needs to replace his late father, Eddie Van Halen, and tour again with the Van Halen band.
According to Blabbermouth.net, Wolfgang Van Halen talked on the “Terry Boyd’s World” show on KGON. He chastised fans for being rude so shortly after his father’s death. Eddie Van Halen died in October 2020.
“People view bands or actors or musicians as not really people like them,” the singer-guitarist said. “But (they’re) just kind of a thing that gives them stuff they like. And I think if people sat back and realized that this is really (could happen).”
Wolfgang Van Halen related that he thought it was rude and selfish that people thought he could take over his late father’s job. He went on to say that some things suck, and losing his dad is one of them. The 30-year-old said if he could learn to live without his dad, fans could learn to live without Van Halen.
“If I have to deal with losing my father, I think other people can deal with losing a band that they really like,” he said.
The band plays in Seattle, Washington on Monday, and San Jose, California on Wednesday. They travel to Las Vegas on Friday and then play on Sunday in Tuscon, Arizona.
Wolfgang Van Halen Still Feels Love For Dad
In a Fox News story earlier this August, the singer said he’s still coping with the loss of his dad.
“I’ve had so many dreams lately where Pop and I are just doing normal things and then I realize it’s a dream, stop whatever I’m doing and hug him for as long as I can until I wake up,” Wolfgang Van Halen captioned the photos.
On Instagram, the rocker has opened up with more photos and videos of his time with Eddie Van Halen.
“I miss talking to you,” the musician wrote in November. “I miss laughing with you.”
The son also said he missed listening and making music with his dad.