Van Halen have announced their 2012 US tour dates and the release date of their new album 'A Different Kind Of Truth'.
The album will be released on February 7th via Interscope and the first single and video, 'Tattoo', will arrive on January 10. You can see a video of Dave Lee Roth announcing the dates at the bottom of this page.
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Van Halen played their first live show since 2008 yesterday, (Thursday 5th January) at the tiny Cafe Wha? nightclub in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The show at the 250-person venue was the band's first since their hugely successful 2007/2008 reunion trek with original singer David Lee Roth.
The Van Halen News Desk said that they "are almost speechless from attending the once-in-a-lifetime event of witnessing Van Halen perform at the intimate Cafe Wha? in New York."
They'll be posting their writeup, along with photos and videos in three parts – Friday night, Saturday and Sunday (US time).
Van Halen setlist from Cafe Wha?
You Really Got Me
Runnin' With The Devil
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Everybody Wants Some
She's The Woman
Dance The Night Away
Hot For Teacher
Ice Cream Man
Ain't Talkin Bout Love
Beautiful Girls and Unchained were on the setlist but the band did not play these tracks.
Van Halen Tour Schedule 2012
Feb. 18 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 20 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Feb. 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Feb. 24 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Feb. 28 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Mar. 01 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Mar. 03 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena
Mar. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 09 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
Mar. 11 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Mar. 15 - Montreal, QCBell Centre
Mar. 17 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Mar. 21 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Mar. 24 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Mar. 28 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Mar. 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
Apr. 01 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
Apr. 10 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
Apr. 12 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
Apr. 14 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
Apr. 16 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
Apr. 19 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Apr. 21 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Apr. 25 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
Apr. 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
May 01 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 05 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
May 07 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
May 09 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
May 11 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
May 17 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
May 19 - Saint 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
Jun. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Jun. 03 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Jun. 05 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion At San Jose
Jun. 12 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Jun. 14 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
Jun. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
Jun. 20 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Jun. 22 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Jun. 24 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Jun. 26 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
Support on select dates will come from Kool And The Gang.