A concert celebrating the music of Eddie Van Halen is happening in Destin

Malloy, who is also a hit solo artist, awarding-winning songwriter, and producer, was initially chosen to replace Sammy Hagar in Van Halen.

Mitch Malloy, the lead singer of rock band Great White, will be performing a one-time concert honoring the musical legacy of one of his heroes, Eddie Van Halen, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village.

Malloy was initially chosen to replace Sammy Hagar in Van Halen. However, following the band’s appearance on the MTV Music Awards with David Lee Roth, Mitch realized that die-hard fans, like himself, would be reluctant to accept another singer.

Over the years, there have been many stories circulating and interview offers for Mitch to talk about his experience with Van Halen.  He declined for many years and fans have asked Mitch to perform Van Halen so they can have a glimpse into what the legendary band would have sounded like with him fronting. 

  • For one night only — Oct 9, 2021 — Mitch will host Mitch Malloy’s VH Experience a Celebration of Eddie Van Halen…Powered by Step One Automotive.  

In keeping with Eddie’s support of music in the schools, a portion of the proceeds will go to the music program at the new Destin High School. 

Mitch will be backed by an A-List band including:

  • Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on guitar
  • Daniel Spriewald (Phil X of Bon Jovi) on bass
  • Wayne Killius (Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan) on drums

Trest Richerson with special guest Josh Mirenda (Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley) will open the show.

Tickets are on sale now for the October 9 event at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village and can be purchased at MitchMalloy.com.

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