For a band to continue to thrive 40 years in the music business, the mantra must be, these songs are bigger than any one member. GRAMMY nominated hard rock legends Great White are adding onto that line with the saying: expect the unexpected. It’s rock and roll, baby. The peaks and the valleys haven’t stopped– nor has the music. Great White’s ride runs deep and its passion for the music goes beyond any depth.
Four decades in and Great White is pleased to announce that it has enlisted Andrew Freeman to take over vocal duties.
“Andrew brings another vocal perspective, a different grit in his delivery,” lead guitarist, Mark Kendall said. “We’re so proud of our past. We’re humbled that our fans have stood by us for all these years – Andrew being here now is the next chapter. We couldn’t be more excited for fans to hear him sing the hits and help us continue to forge ahead.”
That arsenal of songs include the Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV four times.
“I’m absolutely honored to contribute to the Great White legacy,” Freeman, who previously toured as guitarist for The Offspring, sang lead for George Lynch’s Lynch Mob and is also the lead singer for Last In Line, a band made up of former DIO members. “I’m fully aware of the history of this band and its brotherhood. Let’s rock.”
To experience their hits live in concert—”Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations. Audiences might also hear tracks like “Something For You”, “Hard To Say Goodbye”, “Big Time” or one of the many deep cuts from Great White’s 13 studio albums.
California-based Great White is Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums), Scott Snyder (bass), and Andrew Freeman (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing, blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride. Now for more than a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion.
From an early gig at the famed Los Angeles’ Troubadour, to sharing arena stages with rock’s biggest names like Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Scorpions, to globe-trotting alongside contemporaries Slaughter, Vixen, Skid Row, Vince Neil and more – Great White continues to bring its exhilarating live performance to the masses.
June 4 | Grand Casino Hotel & Resort | Shawnee, Okla. *
June 10 | Richmond Harley Davidson | Ashland, Va. **
June 10-12 | Orange Loop Rock Festival | Atlantic City, N.J. ***
June 18 | Anheuser-Busch Brewery | Merrimack, N.H.**
June 22 | The Newberry | Great Falls, Mont.
June 24 | Bash On The Riverwalk @ Minnequa Lake Veterans Memorial Park | Pueblo, Colo.
June 25 | Summerfest | Milwaukee, Wis.****
July 2 | Spooner Block Party @ Washburn County Fairgrounds | Spooner, Wis.
July 6 | Alameda County Fair | Pleasanton, Calif.
July 7 | The Marquee | Tempe, Ariz.
July 15 | Sounds Of Summer Concert Series @ Univest Perf. Center | Quatertown, Pa.*
July 30 | The Venue | Denver, Colo.
August 6 | Prairie Knights Casino & Resort | Fort Yates, N.D.**
August 12 | Paramount Arts Center | Ashland, Ky.**
August 13 | Honeywell Center | Wabash, Ind. **
August 20 | Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel | Fort Hall, Idaho*****
August 21 | Northern Quest Resort & Casino | Airway Heights, Wash.*****
September 2 | Obetz Zucchinifest | Obetz, Ohio
September 3 | Lancaster Fair |Lancaster, N.H.
September 15 | Kansas State Fair | Hutchinson, Kan.******
*** With Stephen Pearcy & Slaughter
****With Slaughter, Stryper
******With Quiet Riot