A seven-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from ALTER BRIDGE and CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti's current solo tour can be seen below.
The video "only scratches the surface of what has transpired in the 48-hour period leading up to this inaugural gig to kick off the 2012 TREMONTI fall tour," according to a press release.
"This video shows you the never-before-seen footage of TREMONTI and crew going over some new riffs with new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen at EVE TO ADAM's rehearsal pad.
"Watch them soundcheck for the very first time in the hours leading up to that night's gig. True, this is not the first show ever, but it is the first show of the tour, and the first show with Wolfgang on bass. It would go down as a night to remember.
"Watch TREMONTI and crew shake off the pre-show jitters in the tour bus, as they discuss what it feels like to be kicking off the tour."
VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen made his first two appearances as part of TREMONTI on September 11 and September 12 as Tremonti kicked off his headlining stint on the annual HardDrive Live tour, presented by HardDrive Radio. Tuesday night's gig took place at Rock Junction in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, while Wednesday night found the group at Highline Ballroom in New York City.
Tremonti introduced Van Halen to the New York crowd by saying, "48 hours ago, he had no idea he was going to do this show. In 24 hours he picked up the entire album." In a statement released on Thursday (September 13) confirming that he'll be on the entire tour, Van Halen said, "I am excited to be joining the band and playing this incredible music with some of my best friends in the business."
Van Halen is replacing Tremonti's bandmate from CREED and ALTER BRIDGE, Brian Marshall, who is sitting out the Tremonti trek for undisclosed personal reasons.
Tremonti played every cut from his debut solo album, "All I Was", and did not air any material from either of his other acts.
TREMONTI will begin the major portion of the tour on September 20 in Flint, Michigan.