Van Halen - Announce New Album And North American Tour

US hard-rock legends Van Halen have made the official tour 2012 announcement and revealed the February 7th release date for their new album entitled A Different Kind Of Truth during a performance at Café Wha? in New York on January 5th.
The new Van Halen tour with original singer David Lee Roth will kick off on February 18th at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Kool & The Gang has also been announced as a special guest for select tour dates. Tickets for most shows through the end of March go on sale January 14th.

The first single "Tattoo" off the upcoming album will be released on January 10th, the same day the album will be available for pre-order.

Van Halen 2012 North American tour dates:

2/18/12 - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
2/20/12 - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
2/22/12 - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
2/24/12 - United Center, Chicago, IL
2/28/12 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
3/1/12 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
3/3/12 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
3/5/12 - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
3/9/12 - First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
3/11/12 - TD Garden, Boston, MA
3/15/12 - Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
3/17/12 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
3/21/12 - Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON
3/24/12 - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
3/28/12 - Verizon Center, Washington, DC
3/30/12 - Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
4/1/12 - Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
4/10/12 - BankAtlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/12/12 - St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
4/14/12 - Amway Arena, Orlando, FL
4/16/12 - Jacksonville Arena, Jacksonville, FL
4/19/12 - Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
4/21/12 - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
4/25/12 - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
4/27/12 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
5/1/12 - BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
5/5/12 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
5/7/12 - Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
5/9/12 - Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
5/11/12 - Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
5/17/12 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
5/19/12 - Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
5/22/12 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
5/24/12 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
5/27/12 - MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
6/1/12 - STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
6/3/12 - Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
6/5/12 - HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
6/12/12 - Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
6/14/12 - Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA
6/16/12 - US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
6/20/12 - American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
6/22/12 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
6/24/12 - Toyota Center, Houston, TX
6/26/12 - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA

Event: Van Halen: North American Tour 2012
Posted: 08.01.2012 by CHEF METAL HEAD


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08.01.2012 - 13:20
Well this is what I call a grand massive tour
08.01.2012 - 13:24
Valentin B
Ooh, looks like a free week in between June 5th and 12th.. just enough time for a quick trip to Europe and Sweden Rock fest
Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
08.01.2012 - 14:36
08.01.2012 - 18:14
Greg L.
This is a beast of a tour!
08.01.2012 - 18:18
Every band needs to have this many dates! =D
08.01.2012 - 19:57
Learning To "X"
This Kool & The Gang?

Well I'd go for it
"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
08.01.2012 - 21:52
Last time they toured was fantastic, it was maybe my 4th concert ever, and they rocked. I will be there in the tightest pants I can find that don't crush my balls
08.01.2012 - 23:09
Las Vegas show, Yeeeeeeeaaah...... Can't Fucking wait!!!
Chef Metal Head
08.01.2012 - 23:32
Whoa... Kool & The Gang. That's really awesome... and makes no sense. But, regardless, I refuse to recognize this "Van Halen" without Michael Anthony. Those guys are jerks.
08.01.2012 - 23:48
I am old as fuck and was into van halen when david lee roth was still in the band. i could forgive their egos because of their talent and showmanship back in 1984, but these guys are gargantuan dickheads. i hope that they fall flat on their faces with the new tour and album just so michael anthony can have a smirk to himself.....anybody that knows the band knows that michael anthony has more class and encompasses the spirit of van halen more than the current four assholes combined. although the original roth era is my favorite i do hope that sammy and michael are playing volleyball in cabo and enjoying themselves when these idots fall down. RANDY RHOADS!
09.01.2012 - 00:03
Ill be there at the 28 of februari, already got tickets for the Knicks at the 29th, so thats going to be Madison Square Garden 2 nights in a row
09.01.2012 - 00:57
Come on. These guys haven't released anything in ages. There's no need to dig out old fossils.
Another example of pathetic old douchebags who know nothing else than fighting among themselves, splitting, re-uniting, re-splitting, re-re-uniting.
Fuck this kind of old has-beens who don't have enough common sense to know when time has come to retire, really.
They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
09.01.2012 - 01:22
LeChron James
David Lee Roth dances like Michael Jackson with MS.

Anyway, tickets for this thing are gonna be out the ass expensive but if people will still pay to see the Rolling Stones perform, Van Halen's bound to draw some people as well.
Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
09.01.2012 - 03:45
Troy Killjoy
How are they going to remember all of those dates when all the members have Alzheimer's?
Prettier than BloodTears.
09.01.2012 - 07:07
Fat & Sassy!
What's with all this hate?
We gotta
You do you, brozzio.
09.01.2012 - 17:49
Troy Killjoy
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 09.01.2012 at 07:07
We gotta...

...come together!

Prettier than BloodTears.
10.01.2012 - 12:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Listened to the song and the beginning is extremely Def Leppard like
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

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