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, Tremonti will be joined by friend and Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen for the 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.
It is reported that Tremonti initially wanted Van Halen to play bass on his new album, but the bassist's commitments to his other band kept it from happening.
Wolfgang was scheduled to be on the road with Van Halen for much of late 2012, but his father, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, recently had emergency surgery following a severe bout of diverticulitis. He is expected to make a full recovery, with the band returning to the road in 2013.
Watch Wolfgang performing with Tremonti:
Tremonti 2012 Tour Dates
Sept 20 * — Flint, MI — The Machine Shop
Sept 21 * — Lancaster, PA — The Chameleon Club
Sept 23 * — Chicago, IL — House Of Blues
Sept 25 * — New Britain, CT — Club INT
Sept 26 * — West Chester, PA — The Note
Sept 28 * — Orlando, FL — The Beacham Theater
Sept 29 * — Atlanta, GA — Vinyl
Sept 30 * — Birmingham, AL — Club Zydeco
Oct 2 * — Nashville, TN — Exit / In
Oct 3 * — Kansas City, MO — The Beaumont Club
Oct 5 * — Shreveport, LA — The Riverside Warehouse
Oct 6 — The Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (KTBZ Buzzfest)
Oct 7 — San Antonio, TX — Sunken Gardens Amphitheater (Bud Light Kiss Fall Fest)
Oct 11 # — London, UK — O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 12 # — London, UK — O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 14 — Glasgow, UK — Garage
Oct 15 # — Newcastle, UK — O2 Academy Newcastle
Oct 17 — Birmingham, UK — Library Theatre
Oct 18 — Manchester, UK — Academy 2
Oct 20 — Amsterdam, NET — Melkweg
Oct 21 — Cologne, GER — Gebaude 9
Oct 23 — Milan, ITA — Tunnel
* HardDrive Live Tour
# Performing with Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators