LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — In a flashback to the days of spandex and teased hair, American rock band Great White announced plans to return to the road and have secured a new frontman, Mitch Malloy.
“Mitch is an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer,” lead guitarist, Mark Kendall said. “We’re beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh, new take on Great White’s catalog of hits. Terry Ilous has been released to join his other projects. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for his run with Great White.”
Malloy comes to his new gig with experience as a solo artist, releasing his first solo single, “Anything At All” in 1992. His subsequent hits “ “Nobody Wins In This War” and “Our Love Will Never Die” also made Billboard’s Top 100. More recently, he’s been working as a songwriter and producer at his own studio, Malloy Master Tracks. The studio’s clients include Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Craig Morgan, and Johnny Gates among others.
Malloy said that while he respects the band’s previous two frontman, Jack Rusell and Terry Ilous, he plans to perform Great White’s catalog in his own style
“I have to represent this music honorably,” Malloy said. “I respect what has come before me, and have to remind fans of where they were when they first heard these songs. I also have to be myself at the same time. When I first heard my own voice with Great White’s music, I knew something special was going on.”
Great White’s upcoming tour kicks off on July 14 at The Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Washington and runs through the fall before wrapping at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas on November 14th.
The full list of dates for the tour
July 14 | The Lucky Eagle Casino | Rochester, Wash.
July 20 | Harrah’s Cherokee | Cherokee, N.C.
July 21 | Macon City Auditorium | Macon, Georgia
July 27 | St. Clair Riverfest | St. Clair, Mich.
July 28 | Beaver Dam Amphitheater | Beaver Dam, Ky.
July 30 | Monroe County Fair | Monroe, Mich.
August 3 | Psycho Silo | Sheffield, Ill.
August 4 | Clearfield County Fair | Clearfield, Pa.
August 15 | Iowa State Fair | Des Moines, Iowa
August 17 | Turning Stone Resort & Casino | Verona, N.Y.
August 18 | Kentucky State Fair | Louisville, Ky
August 19 | The Foundation Performing Arts Center | Spindale, N.C.
August 25 | Idaho Rock Fest Melaleca Field | Idaho Falls, Idaho
September 1 | Shenandoah County Fair | Woodstock, Va.
September 2 | Jergel’s Rhythm Grille | Warrendale, Pa.
September 8 | Grand Falls Casino | Larchwood, Iowa
September 15 | Rockefella’s Music Festival II | Banning, Calif.
September 22 | Southwind Casino | Newkirk, Okla.
September 28 | Private Event | Detroit, Mich.
September 29 | BMI Speedway | Versailles, Ohio
October 6 | Pearl River Casino & Resort | Philadelphia, Pa.
November 2 | Sycuan Casino | El Cajon, Calif.
November 16 | Golden Nugget Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.