||VAN HALEN WILL TOUR IN 2012
27th December 2011
Van Halen unveiled plans on Boxing Day for a tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth in a video posted on the band's official website, www.van-halen.com. The site says that tickets go on sale January 10th.
No actual dates have been announced but the video on the front page of the site confirms that the band is together again with Roth. An album has been completed as well, as we reported back in July.
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A separate posting on the Van Halen News Desk website said the video on the official site was shot at the Roxy Theatre along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip while the band performed a brand-new song.
Dave Lee Roth left the band in a bitter breakup in 1985 but rejoined for a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996, then quickly departed in another bitter split. He returned to for a tour in 2007-2008.
Michael Anthony was the original Van Halen bassist but along with Roth's replacement, Sammy Hagar, he has joined another band, Chickenfoot. Eddie's son, Wolfgang Van Halen, took over on bass.