Jack Russell Won’t Perform At Upcoming Jack Russell’s Great White Show, His Replacement Announced

Jack Russell won’t be at the next Jack Russell’s Great White show. They’ve got someone else filling in.

Feather Falls Casino & Lodge, where the same would take place, shared a statement on Facebook, writing:

“Regrettably, we need to inform the fans of Jack Russell’s Great White that Jack will not be performing this weekend at Feather Falls Casino due to an ongoing health issue. Performing in his place will be friends of Jack Russell featuring his band members Robby Lochner (guitar), Dan McNay (bass), Ken Mary (drums), and Tony Montana (axe/keys).”

The statement also revealed Russell’s replacement:

“Andrew Freeman has stepped up to help out on vocals. Andrew is the A-list vocalist of Last In Line and also former member of Offspring, Lynch Mob and Great White. The ‘Friends of Jack’ band will be performing all the hits plus some DIO classics! Bulletboys kick off the night in true Rock N’ Roll fashion! We appreciate your continued support as Jack works on getting his health in order!”

Other Messages For The Issue

Feather Falls Casino & Lodge’s marketing and entertainment director, David Enser, also commented in a separate message:

“Hello Everyone, This press release was provided by agency representing Jack Russell’s Great White & Bullet Boys. We here at Feather Falls Casino are just passing on the information to make sure that everyone is aware of the changes. The show will go on as scheduled so with it not being cancelled we have a no refund policy. If you are still attending the show I promise you will have a great time and not be disappointed with Andrew Freeman as the frontman while Jack is recovering. Thank you for your continued support, hopefully, I will see you at the show on Saturday. Rock On Fellow Rockers!”

Freeman confirmed he’s joining Saturday’s concert to replace Jack in a social media post:

“I’ll be filling in on vocals for Jack Russell’s Great White on Saturday at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, CA. Wishing Jack a speedy recovery. That dude is tough as nails and I’m honored to fill in for him.”

Russell left Great White in December 2011 due to injuries caused by alcohol, painkillers, and medication. He sued his former bandmates in 2012 for using the band name while he was on leave for medical reasons. They countersued, citing his damaging behavior and unfair pricing for his own tours. They settled in July 2013. Russell is now performing as Jack Russell’s Great White and the others continue as Great White.