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Van Halen announce tour with David Lee Roth

By Patrick Luce Dec 27, 2011, 21:34 GMT

Van Halen announce tour with David Lee Roth

Japanese pressing of Van Halen\'s single disc Best Of Vol. 1 (originally released in 1996) featuring one bonus track: \'Hot For Teacher\'. This was the compilation that essentially brought Van Halen to a close when the band drafted in original vocalist David Lee Roth to record two new tracks. This reunion was short-lived but it was enough to anger then-current vocalist Sammy Hagar into leaving the band. Hagar ...more

2012 is looking to be a good year for rock fans as Van Halen has announced plans to hit the road with original lead singer David Lee Roth.

The band released a video on Monday through their official site showing Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, and drummer Alex Van Halen performing Van Halen hits “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Hot For Teacher.”

The video features Roth doing his signature moves and all three original members seem to be having a good time playing together. There is also a message on the bottom of the screen announcing the tour and that tickets go on sale January 10th.

Although the tour promises a reunion of three of the band’s original line-up, bassist Michael Anthony will not be part of the tour and has been replaced by Eddie's son, Wolfgang.

Roth left the band in 1985, and Van Halen replaced him with singer Sammy Hagar. The Hagar era saw the band release several hit album until he was replaced by former Extreme singer Gary Cherone - who took the frontman slot for three years. Roth rejoined the band for a tour in 2007.

Along with the tour, it is rumored the band is working with Roth on a new album (the first with the singer in 27 years). Van Halen is signed to Interscope Records.

Check out the video below and tell us what you think of a Van Halen tour with Roth:

Van Halen - Long Version Trailer from Van Halen on Vimeo.

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