Video footage of singer Mitch Malloy’s first gig fronting Great White

Video footage of singer Mitch Malloy’s first gig fronting Great White

Last week, the rock n’ roll world received the shock announcement that Great White had essentially fired frontman Terry Ilous and replaced him with singer Mitch Malloy.

Back on July 10th, Ilous issued the following press release:

“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.”

Malloy‘s first gig as frontman for Great White was at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in Rochester, Washington, USA on July 14, 2018. Below is some fan filmed video footage of a couple of songs from Rolf Vellek and you can also view the band’s performance of “Rock Me.” Of note, Malloy joined Great White onstage while Ilous was still the lead vocalist at the Monsters of Rock Cruise in February 2018 (see fan filmed video footage below).

Clip of Great White with singer Mitch Malloy performing “Save Your Love” live in Rochester, Washington, USA on July 14, 2018:

Rolf Vellek

Save Your Love clip

Clip of Great White with singer Mitch Malloy performing “Desert Moon” live in Rochester, Washington, USA on July 14, 2018:

Rolf Vellek

Wow, what a debut for new vocalist of one of my favorite live rock bands. Clearly proven that this is a GREAT fit. 😁🦈