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Van Halen 2012 Tour Dates

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Van Halen‘s long-awaited full-length new album reunion with original frontman David Lee Roth is finally officially a reality. As soon as we got back from tonight’s New York City club show, confirmation of the band’s new album title and their 2012 tour plans arrived in our inbox.

As we reported on Thursday afternoon, the band’s new album — set to be released Feb. 7 — will be called ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ because, as singer David Lee Roth said, “Van Halen lives in a different kind of truth.” Pretty much no one can argue with that.

The band promises to mix songs from the new album with classic tracks such as ‘Panama,’ ‘Ain’t Talking About Love’ and ‘Everybody Wants Some’ during these concerts. Somebody tell us where we write in to get ‘Drop Dead Legs’ added to that list, huh?

The tour will kick off on Feb. 18 in Louisville, KY and hopscotch across the country before wrapping up in New Orleans, LA on June 26. Tickets go on sale for select shows starting Jan. 14. OK, we’re gonna go back to blasting ‘Fair Warning’ now!


2/18 – Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
2/20 – Detroit, MI | The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/22 – Indianapolis, IN | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2/24 – Chicago, IL | United Center
2/28 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
3/1 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
3/3 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
3/5 – Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
3/9 – Buffalo, NY | First Niagara Center
3/11 – Boston, MA | TD Garden
3/15 – Montreal, QC | Bell Centre
3/17 – Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
3/21 – Ottawa, ON | Scotiabank Place
3/24 – Atlantic City, NJ | Boardwalk Hall
3/28 – Washington, DC | Verizon Center
3/30  – Pittsburgh, PA | Consol Energy Center
4/1 – Rosemont, IL | Allstate Arena
4/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL | BankAtlantic Center
4/12 – Tampa, FL | St. Pete Times Forum
4/14 – Orlando, FL | Amway Arena
4/16 – Jacksonville, FL | Jacksonville Arena
4/19 – Atlanta, GA | Philips Arena
4/21 – Greensboro, NC | Greensboro Coliseum
4/25 – Charlotte, NC | Time Warner Cable Arena
4/27 – Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
5/1 – Tulsa, OK | BOK Center
5/5 – Tacoma, WA | Tacoma Dome
5/7 – Vancouver, BC | Rogers Arena
5/9 – Calgary, AB | Scotiabank Saddledome
5/11 – Edmonton, AB | Rexall Place
5/17 – Winnipeg, MB | MTS Centre
5/19 – St. Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center
5/22 – Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
5/24 – Denver, CO | Pepsi Center
5/27 – Las Vegas, NV | MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/1 – Los Angeles, CA | STAPLES Center
6/3 – Oakland, CA | Oracle Arena
6/5 – San Jose, CA | HP Pavilion
6/12 – Anaheim, CA | Honda Center
6/14 – San Diego, CA | Viejas Arena
6/16 – Phoenix, AZ | US Airways Center
6/20 – Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center
6/22 – San Antonio, TX | AT&T Center
6/24 – Houston, TX | Toyota Center
6/26 – New Orleans, LA | New Orleans Arena

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