Rumors proved to be true as Van Halen announced a 25-concert arena tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth. The tour will kickoff on Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C.
The Van Halen line-up will feature Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Wolfgang Van Halen on bass – who has replaced Michael Anthony in the band’s line-up.
Van Halen, with Roth, held a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel – which also featured Roth taking center stage as the band’s frontman.
Roth told members of the press fans should be prepared to “meet the band in the future not the pasture.” He also described the Van Halen line-up as “a brother team.”
He also stated: “It’s not like the Police – we’re not going to do one tour.”
Roth also gave the press a hint at what kind of material will be performed at the shows. He said “It’s all the songs you have been hearing blasting out of the backs of pickup trucks at Burger King over the last 20 summers.”
The band was set to hit the road with Roth for a tour earlier this summer, but the plans were put on hold following Eddie Van Halen’s rehab stint in March. The three original members also missed the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later that month.
Former lead singer Sammy Hagar and former bassist Michael Anthony were at the Hall of Fame ceremony to accept the honor, and Velvet Revolver took to the stage to play some of the band’s hits.
Tickets for select dates go on sale beginning Saturday, August 18th (10am local time).
Van Halen Tickets are now available at M&C’s Ticket Database. Tour dates include:
September 27 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
September 29 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
October 01 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
October 07 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
October 10 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
October 14 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House
October 16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
October 18 Chicago, IL United Center
October 22 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
October 24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
October 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 28 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
October 30 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 03 E. Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
November 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
November 23 Glendale, AZ Jobing.Com Arena
November 25 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
November 27 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
November 29 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
December 01 Portland, OR Rose Garden
December 03 Seattle, WA Key Arena
December 05 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
December 09 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
December 11 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome