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PostSubject: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:09 am

Not to be confused with Jack Russell's Great White (although it would be kind of funny to see Jack Russell's Great White Featuring Mitch Malloy hahaha).


http://melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2018/07/10/great-white-announce-mitch-malloy-will-front-band

Legendary rock band, Great White is proud to announce that Mitch Malloy is now its lead singer. Malloy, a celebrated songwriter and artist now based in Nashville, takes the reigns as only the third lead vocalist in Great White’s 36-year history.
“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, who originally hails from Dickinson, N.D., charted 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. Most recently he’s been cranking out penned hits and producing clients for his Malloy Master Tracks studio. These clients include Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins, Craig Morgan, Johnny Gates and many more.
Malloy has been in this is this situation before. In 1996 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Van Halen, asked Malloy to take the reigns as its singer. Although Malloy didn’t take the gig, he further established his reputation as a universally- respected frontman. He’s thrilled to be a part of Great White. He’s not trying to be a “clone” of previous singers Jack Rusell and Ilous.
“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.”
Guitarist and keyboardist, Michael Lardie, praised Malloy for his musical chops and reputation.
“We had an immediate rapport with Mitch,” Lardie said. “I’m positive the fans will embrace Mitch and continue to support Great White. This music is bigger than any one person.”
“We’re ready to rock with Mitch,” drummer Audie Desbrow added. “2018 and beyond still has a lot in store for Great White. Don’t ever count us down and out. It feels like we’re just getting started.”
Best known for their 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.
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.
Great White continues to tour worldwide and in the last four years logged nearly 400 dates in several states and countries. The band celebrated numerous milestones that included several sold-out performances, a return to the Zurich, Switzerland’s Rock Im Tal Festival, the 10th anniversary of M3 Rock Festival and a handful of intimate, acoustic performances.
They returned to the classic rock radio charts with “Complicated” off of 2012’s Elation. The band’s 12th studio album, Elation, garnered high marks from numerous rock journalists behind the pesky “Something For You,” the cheeky “Shotgun Willie’s,” and the emotional, Top 10 classic rock radio entry, “Hard To Say Goodbye.”
In June 2017, Great White reunited with its original producer, Michael Wagener on the thrilling Full Circle. The nine-track album spawned the balls-to-the wall single “Big Time.” And for the first time in its career, Great White gave a peak behind the curtain to its fans with the accompanying DVD “The Making of Full Circle.”
Great White is focused on its newest journey with Malloy. They plan on returning to the studio and will update fans as soon as they can. Great White is Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums, percussion), Scott Synder (bass) and Mitch Malloy (vocals).
Catch Great White on tour! More dates are being added and all dates subject to change. Visit OfficialGreatWhite.com for additional details.
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.
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:44 am

He's a really good singer. About time he did something other than be a member of Van Halen for a day and a half.

And any singer they bring in is going to have other side projects, responding to that send-off of Terry. I'm sure GW doesn't pay well enough to do it 100% of the time.

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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:04 am

I'm a big great white fan for the most part. Didn't really like them with dude from XYZ & don't really dig what Jack has going on either. This sounds interesting, but I'm f the opinion that Great White tunes need the voice of Jack for it to be right. Kinda/Sorta like Kerry Livgren songs needed Steve Walsh singing them. Their upcoming gig in Idaho isn't too far away, maybe I'll check it out ?

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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am

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About time he did something other than be a member of Van Halen for a day and a half.

He's recorded a fair share of music since then, but just doesn't have the following to play live outside of early billings on the Monsters of Rock Cruise or M3. I saw him at M3 last year and at Melodic Rock Fest a few years ago. He's a great vocalist, and I would be interested in hearing him do the Great White material.
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:24 am

From Terry:

As of Monday, July 9th I was informed through an email and the internet that I was no longer with the band Great White. After having just played a round of back to back shows this week, needless to say, I was taken by surprise. I would, first of all, like to personally thank each and every one of the fans for their continued support over the last 8 1/2 years. It has meant a great deal to me to meet and get to know so many amazing people while on the road.

Taking over the lead for such an iconic band as Great White was no easy task. I did my best to never disappoint the fans and to respect and protect the legacy that Mark, Michael, Audie, and Jack had established so many years ago. Throughout these 8 1/2 yrs. I have proudly invested all of my energy and focus into the GW brand. And while I am disheartened at the abrupt end to this years tour; I will now put my focus into my solo works and other endeavors. While I have no official statement on future touring at this time, I will say that there will be some surprises in store for fans. Stay tuned to all my social media pages, announcements to come.

Thank you,
TERRY ILOUS

Update:

Hello everyone thanks for the support, I'm very touched and yes, I m disheartened but do not wish to start anything bad between the GW camp and my self. It was a great opportunity and I thank Mark, Audie, Michael, and Scotty for believing in me. Great White [Band] Trust me I'm not a doormat, I just don't want drama
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:21 pm

James B. wrote:
I'm a big great white fan for the most part.  Didn't really like them with dude from XYZ & don't really dig what Jack has going on either.  This sounds interesting, but I'm f the opinion that Great White tunes need the voice of Jack for it to be right.  Their upcoming gig in Idaho isn't too far away, maybe I'll check it out ?

I agree with you. I may check out the Aug. 19th show in Spindale.
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:35 pm

I really liked their first album from all those years ago...everything after that I really could care less about...however Mitch Malloy is a good singer so who knows..
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:35 am

Jack Russell responds, calls his former bands mates deceitful:

http://bravewords.com/news/former-great-white-frontman-jack-russell-calls-ex-bandmates-firing-of-terry-ilous-deceitful
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 am

Letting a bandmate go at least deserves a phone call.

Anything less is unprofessional IMHO.
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PostSubject: Re: Great White announces Mitch Malloy as vocalist   Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:08 pm

Frontiers Records is currently drawing up a contract for The Russell-Llous Experience. lol!

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