Van Halen Announce U.S. Tour

Reunited group performed a club show in New York on Thursday.

After years of rumors and teases, iconic high-kicking rockers Van Halen are officially all the way back. Following an intimate club show in New York on Thursday night at Café Wha?, the group revealed that they will hit the road for a 45-date tour beginning February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The first show will take place less than two weeks after the release of A Different Kind of Truth, VH’s first album of new material with original singer David Lee Roth since 1984. The first single and video from the disc by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act, “Tattoo,” are slated to drop on Tuesday.

The tour will feature support from legendary R&B act Kool & the Gang on select dates, with tickets going on sale on January 14. According to a press release, fans can expect to hear some new songs on the tour alongside some of the band’s most beloved tunes, including “Eruption,” “Running With the Devil,” the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Jump” and “Hot for Teacher.”

In late December, Van Halen confirmed the reunion tour and album with 57-year-old Roth via a video released on the band’s official site.

Van Halen’s original bass player and backing vocalist, Michael Anthony, was booted from the band in 2006 after 32 years and replaced by guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s teenage son, Wolfgang. After parting ways with Roth in 1985, Van Halen rebooted with singer Sammy Hagar in 1985, enjoying a string of hit albums and songs through 1996, when Hagar was shown the door and briefly replaced by former Extreme singer Gary Cherone, who only lasted three years in the slot. After bringing Hagar back in from 2003 to 2005, Van Halen invited Roth back into the fold several years ago and toured with him in 2007 and 2008.

Dates for the Van Halen tour:

» February 18 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
» February 20 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
» February 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
» February 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» February 28 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» March 1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» March 3 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
» March 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» March 9 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
» March 11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» March 15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» March 17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» March 21 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
» March 24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
» March 28 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» March 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» April 1 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
» April 10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
» April 12 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
» April 14 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
» April 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
» April 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» April 21 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
» April 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
» April 27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
» May 1 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
» May 5 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
» May 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
» May 9 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
» May 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
» May 17 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
» May 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
» May 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» May 24 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
» May 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
» June 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
» June 3 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
» June 5 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» June 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» June 14 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
» June 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
» June 20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» June 22 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
» June 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» June 26 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena

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