Van Halen Reunites for 2012 Tour and New CD

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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.

Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning January 14th at and

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!


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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