Van Halen announces their return to the live stage with an extraordinary 2012 North American tour.
The announcement was made late last night, during a once-in-a-lifetime performance, at the intimate Café Wha? in New York City.
Known around the world for some of the most iconic live performances in music history, the legendary rock band will begin their tour on February 18th.
Kool & The Gang will join Van Halen for select tour dates.
In addition, Van Halen’s new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7th.
The first single from the album, “Tattoo“, and its accompanying video will be debut simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10th, with album pre-orders starting that day.
A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multi-platinum album 1984.
You have NO IDEA how excited I am for this reunion. Working on snagging my tickets ASAP.
Welcome back, David!
See Tour Dates After the Jump!
VAN HALEN 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Date City Venue On Sale Date
02/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center January 16
02/20/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills January 14
02/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse January 14
02/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center January 14
02/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14
03/01/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14
03/03/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena January 14
03/05/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center January 14
03/09/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center January 14
03/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden January 14
03/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre January 14
03/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre January 14
03/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place January 14
03/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall TBA
03/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center January 14
03/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center January 14
04/01/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena January 14
04/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center TBA
04/12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum TBA
04/14/12 Orlando, FL Amway Arena TBA
04/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena TBA
04/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena TBA
04/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA
04/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena TBA
04/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena TBA
05/01/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center TBA
05/05/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome TBA
05/07/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena TBA
05/09/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome TBA
05/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place TBA
05/17/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre TBA
05/19/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center TBA
05/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center TBA
05/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA
05/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena TBA
06/01/12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center TBA
06/03/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena TBA
06/05/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion TBA
06/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center TBA
06/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena TBA
06/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center TBA
06/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA
06/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center TBA
06/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA
06/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena TBA
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