Great White announces Andrew Freeman as new vocalist
Great White has announced the arrival of new vocalist Andrew Freeman, best known for fronting Dio branch Last In Line and for his work with George Lynch.
The line-up change ended Mitch Malloy’s four-year stint, but the singer said he was leaving with the band’s “brotherhood” intact.
“For a band to continue to thrive for 40 years in the music business, the mantra has to be, ‘These songs are bigger than any member,'” said Great White guitarist Mark Kendall, in a press release. “Andrew brings another vocal perspective, a different grain to his delivery. We are so proud of our past. We are honored that our fans have supported us 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 keep moving forward.
“I am absolutely honored to contribute to the legacy of Great White,” Freeman added. “I am fully aware of the history of this group and its brotherhood. Let’s dance.”
In a separate announcement, Malloy said: “I’ve left Great White. We’ve gone in different directions over the past year, but our brotherhood will always be here. I’ll see you all on the road soon – I’m excited to new adventures to come, especially with the Mitch Malloy VH experience and my Acoustic Storytellers show.
Great White’s North American tour begins June 10 and will run through September 15, with a new album expected to be announced in the coming months.
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