Van Halen announces tour, album release dates
January 6th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

Van Halen announces tour, album release dates

Since sharing their intent to get back on the road with frontman David Lee Roth in 2012, Van Halen is giving fans some stops to mark on their calendars.

The tour will launch in Louisville, Kentucky on February 18 at the KFC Yum! Center, and will wrap up in New Orleans on June 26. Tickets will go on sale for the first 13 or so stops starting January 14. (Pre-sale starts January 10.)

And if you can't make it to a concert, Van Halen also has a new album coming out.

Called "A Different Kind of Truth," that record will be released on February 7. As we mentioned before, this album will be Van Halen's first studio offering with Roth since their hit "1984," which was released on the last day of 1983.

The set list for the concerts will include some of Van Halen's hits like "Jump"; "“Panama" and "Hot For Teacher," as well as some tracks from the new album.

Following Van Halen's opening stop in Kentucky, the band will play Detroit on February 20; Chicago on February 24; New York on February 28 and March 1; Uncasville, Connecticut on March 3; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 5.

To see the full list of tour stops, visit

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Macha

    This is a joke. I'm taking bets they won't even make it all the way through the tour before Roth is bounced again. And without Michael Anthony, it is NOT Van Halen. Eddie's kid is good, but he's a /kid/.

    January 9, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Art Vandolay

    Instead of bottles of Cuervo, bottles of Viagra. Instead of male thong underwear, male depends diapers. The after parties held at Sizzler buffet restaurants. Good times. -Art

    January 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. john

    Wouldn't go see these guys after Eddy replace the bass player with his son.

    January 8, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Steve

    Well, one thing for sure, they will not do anything from the Sammy Hagar days because 1) Roth cannot sing the songs he recorded with VH anymore and 2) he in n way could EVER sing anything in the range that Hagar sang and finally, nothing against Eddie's son but without Michael Anthony's background vocals (the VH sound), it will not be the same, at least live anyway.

    January 8, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. christopher

    Who's the sponsor? Metamucil? (Yes, I stole the joke but Sit-com characters can't sue)

    January 7, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Vromo

    All of you VH haters suck!!!!! 1 ball or a Britney/Tiger screw up...give it a rest!!! One of the best bands in history! They are back & Y'all (USA) don't have to deal with Nickleback.....

    January 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • KG

      I agree with Vromo/RippleRox...haters suck and 'Observer' needs to worry more about the soap dropping more than media stories...just sayin'!! If you say it's gay ...then you must know it is....Step out !

      January 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sarah

    Uh, these are one of those posts that people flag .If "they" don't have an eye on you before,hopefully they will now

    January 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rockgottdamerung


    January 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Observer

    I have to say, that these days they look more like Van Gaylen...just sayin.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryanzzzz

      Um, I guess time has a way of erasing certain memories. You've seem to forgotten about the "Jump" video as well as Roth's assless pants.

      January 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      Are you implying that Roth is gay (perish the thought)?

      January 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. teach

    All of you get Fs for today. F for classroom participation. Plus I am sending notes home for your parents to sign. Bad children.. Bad.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      I take it it's wet noodle time. A thousand lashes for you. Signed Pupil.

      January 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. triumph

    I am firsty for cocoa puffs. firsty for cocoa puffs.

    January 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LI fan

    Now we know why he and his wife made a big deal on the plane last week with Al Roker. They were looking for free publicity. Thought the story sounded weird.

    January 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. triumph

    This is a good story....... . . . . . .for me to poooop on !

    January 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |

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