According to Everything Jani Lane, former WARRANT vocalist Jani Lane will fill in for GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell while Jack is recovering from major surgery after suffering a perforated bowel (a medical emergency in which a hole in the bowel opens to allow its contents to empty into the rest of the abdominal cavity). "I consider it an honor and a privilege!" says Lane.
GREAT WHITE dates featuring Jani Lane:
Sep. 03 - El Paso, TX - Speaking Rock
Sep. 04 - Galveston, TX - Moody Gardens Convention Center (w/ NIGHT RANGER)
Sep. 24 - Bolingbrook, IL - Tailgater's
Sep. 25 - Farmington, MN - Rocktoberfest
Sep. 26 - Council Bluffs, IA - Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Oct. 01 - Yuciapa, CA - Angel's Roadhouse
Oct. 02 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 29 - Redding, CA - Harvest Festival 2010
Oct. 30 - Lewiston, ID - Clearwater River Casino
Nov. 06 - Lisbon, Portugal - "Live in Lisbon"
Nov. 12 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
Dec. 31 - Tower, MN - Fortune Bay Casino
Russell is the singer behind such hits as "Once Bitten Twice Shy", "Rock Me", "Angel" and "Save All Your Love". He faces another operation, but he was in good spirits earlier this month. "I've felt better, but I've felt a hell of a lot worse," he said in a statement. "Nothing is going to keep me down. This whole thing definitely makes me appreciate life more than I ever have."
Russell is expected to recover in four to six weeks.
On September 11 at the Stockholm Rock Out festival in Stockholm, Sweden, GREAT WHITE will play a one-time-only European show with the legendary singer Paul Shortino (QUIET RIOT, ROUGH CUTT and the recently reunited KING KOBRA).
GREAT WHITE released its latest album, "Rising", in North America in April 2009 via Shrapnel Records. The CD was issued in Europe on March 13, 2009 through Frontiers Records.
Since reuniting in January 2007 to perform a benefit concert, GREAT WHITE has moved forward with the successful release in the summer of the same year of their return album "Back To The Rhythm", a record which was hailed by critics and fans as a return to the heydays of the band. After a world tour that celebrated the first 25 years of GREAT WHITE and that brought them for 14 concerts to Europe, bass player Sean McNabb opted out and was replaced by Scott Snyder (ex-RAMOS, ACCOMPLICE).
GREAT WHITE is:
Jack Russell - vocals
Michael Lardie - guitars, keyboards
Mark Kendall - guitars
Scott Snyder - bass
Audie Desbrow - drums