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Van Halen, with singer David Lee Roth, announce North American tour

on March 24, 2015, 5:55pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Halen have announced dates for their first North American tour in three years. Featuring original lead singer David Lee Roth, the summer/fall trek will start and end on the West Coast, moving across the US (with two Canadian shows) over 39 dates.

The last time the band toured America, they canceled some 30 dates without a clear explanation. Roth later posted a video claiming the band had bitten “off more than [they] could chew.” Not long after, they were forced to cancel a tour of Japan when Eddie Van Halen underwent surgery for Diverticulitis, an inflammation in the digestive track. Roth had said prior to the Japanese cancelations that he had been trying to get the band to do more international touring. “But so far there hasn’t been any response,” he said, “so hope and faith are not actual tactics and strategies – they’re strippers from Albuquerque.”

Now, it looks like Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and 24-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen have settled any squabbles and united for this latest tour. In addition, the band has announced a two-night stint on Jimmy Kimmel Live for what will be their first televised performance in the US with Roth as singer. Hollywood Boulevard will shut down the evening of March 30th for the performance, which will air that night as well as the following one.

The rare TV appearance comes in support of the band’s new live album Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, their first such release recorded with Roth. The 23-song concert was recorded on June 21st, 2013, and will be released on double-CD, quadruple-LP, and digitally on March 31st. Pre-orders are going on here, and come with instant downloads of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With the Devil”, “Jump”, and “Hot for Teacher”.

Van Halen 2015 Tour Dates:
07/05 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/07 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
07/09 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
07/14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
07/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
07/30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/01 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/05 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
08/07 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
08/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
08/23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/29 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
09/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
09/04 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/06 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
09/11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
09/13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
09/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
09/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
09/25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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