Van Halen Announce Album Title, Tour Dates

 

After much anticipation, iconic rock band Van Halen announced that they will kick off a U.S. tour on Feb. 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. Taking the stage at New York's Cafe Wha?, the band also revealed the title to their forthcoming album, the first to feature original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984: A Different Kind Of Truth.

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Tickets and V.I.P. packages for the 45-date Live Nation-promoted trek, which includes two nights at Madison Square Garden, go on sale beginning Jan. 14. Kool & The Gang will open on select shows.

The album is due out on Feb. 7 and its first single, "Tattoo," along with an accompanying video will debut on Tuesday, Jan, 10.

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According to a press release being issued on Jan. 6, "fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs from their arsenal of epic hits that include:  'Eruption,' 'Running with the Devil,' 'Jamie's Cryin',' 'You Really Got Me,' 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love,' 'Everybody Wants Some,' 'Unchained,' 'And The Cradle Will Rock,' 'Beautiful Girls,' 'Mean Street,' 'Somebody Get Me A Doctor,' 'Jump,' 'Panama,' 'Hot For Teacher,' 'I'll Wait,' and more from their classic albums."

See the full list of stops and on sale dates below: 

Date                 City                          Venue                                                       On Sale Date

2/18/12             Louisville, KY            KFC Yum! Center                                       January 16

2/20/12             Detroit, MI                The Palace of Auburn Hills                         January 14

2/22/12             Indianapolis, IN         Bankers Life Fieldhouse                             January 14

2/24/12             Chicago, IL               United Center                                             January 14

2/28/12             New York, NY           Madison Square Garden                             January 14

3/1/12               New York, NY           Madison Square Garden                             January 14

3/3/12               Uncasville, CT          Mohegan Sun Arena                                   January 14

3/5/12               Philadelphia, PA       Wells Fargo Center                                    January 14

3/9/12               Buffalo, NY               First Niagara Center                                   January 14

3/11/12             Boston, MA              TD Garden                                                 January 14

3/15/12             Montreal, QC            Bell Centre                                                 January 14

3/17/12             Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre                                      January 14

3/21/12             Ottawa, ON               Scotiabank Place                                       January 14

3/24/12             Atlantic City, NJ        Boardwalk Hall                                           TBA

3/28/12             Washington, DC       Verizon Center                                            January 14

3/30/12             Pittsburgh, PA          Consol Energy Center                                January 14

4/1/12               Rosemont, IL            Allstate Arena                                            January 14

4/10/12             Fort Lauderdale, FL   BankAtlantic Center                                    TBA

4/12/12             Tampa, FL                St. Pete Times Forum                                TBA

4/14/12             Orlando, FL              Amway Arena                                            TBA

4/16/12             Jacksonville, FL        Jacksonville Arena                                     TBA

4/19/12             Atlanta, GA               Philips Arena                                             TBA

4/21/12             Greensboro, NC        Greensboro Coliseum                                TBA

4/25/12             Charlotte, NC            Time Warner Cable Arena                           TBA

4/27/12             Nashville, TN             Bridgestone Arena                                     TBA

5/1/12               Tulsa, OK                 BOK Center                                               TBA

5/5/12               Tacoma, WA             Tacoma Dome                                           TBA

5/7/12               Vancouver, BC         Rogers Arena                                            TBA

5/9/12               Calgary, AB              Scotiabank Saddledome                            TBA

5/11/12             Edmonton, AB          Rexall Place                                              TBA

5/17/12             Winnipeg, MB           MTS Centre                                               TBA

5/19/12             St. Paul, MN             Xcel Energy Center                                    TBA

5/22/12             Kansas City, MO       Sprint Center                                             TBA

5/24/12             Denver, CO               Pepsi Center                                              TBA

5/27/12             Las Vegas, NV          MGM Grand Garden Arena                         TBA

6/1/12               Los Angeles, CA       STAPLES Center                                       TBA

6/3/12               Oakland, CA             Oracle Arena                                              TBA

6/5/12               San Jose, CA           HP Pavilion                                               TBA

6/12/12             Anaheim, CA             Honda Center                                            TBA

6/14/12             San Diego, CA          Viejas Arena                                              TBA

6/16/12             Phoenix, AZ              US Airways Center                                     TBA

6/20/12             Dallas, TX                 American Airlines Center                             TBA

6/22/12             San Antonio, TX        AT&T Center                                              TBA

6/24/12             Houston, TX             Toyota Center                                            TBA

6/26/12             New Orleans, LA       New Orleans Arena                                     TBA

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