Jack Russell’s Great White to Celebrate The 30th Anniversary of “Once Bitten” With A U.S. Tour & Acoustic Album


Once Acoustically Bitten to Be Released on July 14, Tour Kicks Off July 6 


Band Will Preview Tracks from the New Album on June 29 at Guitar Center in Los Angeles, Performance to Be Streamed on Facebook


“With their third album ‘Once Bitten,’ Great White finally perfected their blend of bluesy grind and hard rock flamboyance.”

-All Music

New York, NY – Jack Russell’s Great White will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Great White’s hit album Once Bitten, with a tour and new acoustic album, Once Acoustically Bitten. The acoustic album will be released on July 14 and the band will kick off their U.S. tour on July 6. They will stay on the road through summer and into fall playing songs off their new acoustic release, the multi-platinum Once Bitten album and, on some shows, the entire Once Bitten album from start to finish.


Before the tour kicks off, the band will be previewing material from the upcoming release on June 29th – the original release date for Once Bitten – at Guitar Center in Los Angeles. Fans will be able to watch the entire performance on Facebook live at 7pm PST on the band’s facebook page. A week later they begin the tour in Kansas and will hit cities across the U.S. including Fort Collins, Pasadena, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and more. Tour dates are all listed below. More dates to be announced shortly.


“The Once Bitten album for me was the album that finally put us in the musical space that I felt the band should be in,” says lead singer Jack Russell. He goes on, “We had been searching prior to that…our first album was kind of similar to Judas Priest and our second album was very keyboard heavy. The Once Bitten album hit and we all just knew this was our area, this was where we should be. This new acoustic record is an homage to thirty years of making music and thirty years since our first, big platinum album. Three decades later and we’re still able to go out there and sing and play for our fans. It’s a blessing.”


In 1984, Great White broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut, followed by seismic platinum selling outings such as 1987’s Once Bitten and 1989’s

Twice Shy. Selling over 10 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock pioneers. Now, Jack Russell’s Great White moves into the 21st century with a new look that includes Tony Montana (Great White), Robby Lochner (Fight), Dan McNay (Montrose), and Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson).


Tour Dates

July 6 – Salina, KS – Concert in the Park

July 7 – Ft. Collins, CO – Bobstock

July 8 – Columbus, NE – Platte County Ad Society

July 12 – Cadott, WI – Chippewa Valley Fairgrounds

July 14 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House

July 15 – Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint Rocke

July 21 – Lima, OH – Allen County Faigrounds

July 28 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Med Amp

August 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

August 5 – St. Germain, WI – Community Park

August 11 – Three Forks, MT – Rockin in the Rivers

August 12 – Draper, UT – Leatherlands

August 13 – Jerome, ID – Jerome County Fair

August 18 – Terre Haut, ID – The Bird

August 24 – Addison, IL – Rock N Wheels

August 25 – Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club

August 26 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose

September 1 – Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live

September 9 – Savnna, IL – Poopy’s

September 15 – Roland, OK – Cherokee Casino

September 22 – Largo, FL – Central Park PAC

October 14 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino

October 27 – Pekin, IL – Avantie Dome

November 5 – Pembroke Pines, FL – Rockfest 80s

December 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go



About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978.
My top five live shows ever are:

1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome.

2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours.
3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 – The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked!
4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live.
5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.