Van Halen To Go On Tour Next Year [VIDEO]
Old-school rockers Van Halen have just released a two-minute video announcing that they will be embarking on a tour in 2012, with tickets going on sale January 10. The video was shot on November 14 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, and can be viewed after the jump.
The video features the quartet performing a new song "set to the audio of several David Lee Roth-era VAN HALEN classics." The song's official video is not even released yet, but fans get a chance to hear a sneak-peek of it.
The band will now be working with Interscope Records, which finalized the record deal last month. It will be a new experience for Van Halen, as they were with Warner Bros. Records since being signed in 1977.
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The new VAN HALEN album, its first with Roth since "1984" was released on the last day of 1983, will reportedly come out in 2012, possibly in February (as the graphic below seems to suggest).
Producer Ross Hogarth spoke with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the work he did on the project, saying, The whole VAN HALEN record has been recorded and we're all excited. I'm really stoked about it, as it is the original band, Eddie and Alex with Wolf playing bass, and David Lee Roth singing, it's the killing side of VAN HALEN at the top of their game again with Diamond Dave, and the band on fire.
ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti recently said in an interview that he had gotten an opportunity to hear new VAN HALEN music through his friendship with bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (guitarist Eddie Van Halen's son), saying it sounded like vintage VAN HALEN.
What do you think of the video? Are you excited about the upcoming tour?