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On July 31st, Guns N' Roses kicked off their We're F'N Back! Tour with Wolfgang Van Halen's MAMMOTH WVH opening at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA. Unfortunately, Mammoth WVH were forced to cancel two shows on the tour after a member of the band's "touring personnel" tested positive for COVID-19. Wolfgang posted the following message via social media: "Mammoth WVH will not be performing tonight in Missoula, MT (August 13th) or Monday night in Commerce City, CO (August 16th) out of an abundance of caution due to a member of our touring personnel testing positive for COVID-19. All band members and other crew have tested negative at this time. We apologize to those fans we won't be seeing over the next couple of shows. Thanks to everyone for their support and we can't wait to be back when it is 100% safe for everyone to do so."
While Tom Hunting recovers from surgery, Exodus have enlisted drummer JOHN TEMPESTA (who was a member of the band from 1989 until 1993) to perform with them at two upcoming live dates - Psycho Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay on August 22, and at Full Terror Assault in Cave In Rock, Illinois September 8-11. Says the band: "Due to Tom's continued recovery from his surgery, we are announcing that for our show in Vegas and Full Terror Assault, we will be joined by John Tempesta on drums!! John was Tom's (and our) number one choice to jump behind the kit in his absence, and John will kill it while Tom continues his recovery, which is going very well!! Looking forward to seeing everyone who is coming to Vegas for the show. And looking forward to getting Tom healthy and back behind his kit as soon as possible! But let's welcome John back for two shows where he started."
As previously reported, KISS will rock the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino in an exclusive Las Vegas engagement opening December 29. Event dates: December 29, 31 (2021), January 1, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 (2022), February 2, 4, 5 (2022).
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