Mammoth WVH played their first official live concert to a sold out crowd on Wednesday (July 27), the Wolfgang Van Halen-led rock band performing their premiere gig in Lawrence, Kan., at the The Bottleneck.
The show — the first in a series of planned Mammoth WVH concerts through the end of 2021 in support of the act's self-titled debut album that emerged last month — sported a setlist comprised of songs almost entirely from that effort, as UCR reported. After the fact, several concertgoers shared their experiences from the event, which was announced by the club as a last-minute surprise just the day before.
"Show number 1 is officially in the books," Van Halen subsequently reported to Twitter. "Thanks so much for coming out and sharing this special night with us, folks. I won't forget it."
It was a sell-out concert, despite its surprise nature. On top of that, two songs not found among Mammoth WVH's U.S. tracklist were performed — the Japanese version's exclusive bonus track, "Talk and Walk," and the previously unreleased "As Long as You're Not You."