Next Halen is the Midwest's top Van Halen tribute act. A nationally recognized group playing the hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar eras, Next Halen excels at recreating the high energy live performance of a Van Halen concert.
The group started in early 2017. Brothers Johnny Johns (drums, vocals) and Darek Johns (bass, vocals) along with Drew Sevier (guitar, vocals) played in a local cover band. The trio parted ways with that cover band to realize their dream of forming a tribute act to Van Halen. They immediately started looking for the right front man.
Left to right: Darek Johns, Johnny Johns, Dan Halen, Drew Sevier
That front man is vocalist Dan Glazier (a.k.a. Dan Halen). Not only did Dan bring the vocal chops necessary to cover both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, but he also brought the front man swagger befit someone filling David Lee Roth’s shoes. The group quickly gelled, built on a solid foundation of Johnny’s clockwork precise drumming, Darek’s thundering bass lines, and Drew’s guitar pyrotechnics.
Next Halen debuted at Oklahoma City Limits, opening for national KISS tribute band “Rock and Roll Over”. The energy was over the top and the crowd reaction was electric. Word quickly spread and the demand for Next Halen shot through the roof. The band has played across the Midwest and most recently the prime-time spot at CrueFest Hollywood at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. Next Halen’s blistering 45-minute set, paying homage the original Van Halen lineup that graced the same stage, stole the show. The audience in Hollywood was left in shock and awe, demanding more of the electrifying tribute band.
If you are seeking the high energy live performance that made Van Halen rock legends, look no further than Next Halen.
July 28th, 2018
CrueFest Hollywood 2018
Whisky A Go Go
Top Seller in ticket sales
June 16th, 2017
Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City
Shared bill with national touring acts Bang Tango and Black and Blue
January 4th, 2019
Tower Theater, Oklahoma City
Shared bill with national Motley Crue tribute act CRUEligians
April 6th, 2019
Gilley’s, Choctaw Casino, Durant
Tesla after party
Dan Glazier - 405-650-7119
Johnny Johns - 405-434-3184
Special thanks to Tesy Ward Music
Photography credits Myke Smith, Christy Norris