Van Halen 2011 Fall Tour Announced for Australia
Could this be magic? Van Halen are reportedly ending three years of near-silence and touring Australia as the headliner of the traveling five city Soundwave Revolution Festival. The shows are scheduled to begin September 24 in Brisbane.
According to Metal Insider, there's been no official announcement or denial about these dates from the Van Halen camp, but if they're not playing, then somebody over at the festival's website wasted a whole bunch of their time because the California rockers are all over it.
The David Lee Roth-fronted, Michael Anthony-less version of the band from the 2007 reunion tour is pictured on the site, which matches up with what we know about Van Halen's current lineup. For months now, rumors have been piling up that the band is in the studio with producer John Shanks, working on their first new studio album with Roth since, gulp, '1984.'
Here's my three wishes from the Ultimate Classic Rock magical wish genie: Please let Van Halen release a great new album, please have the tour cross the country several times, and please let all these wonderful plans be announced on a night when 'the Voice' airs so I can cover that show one less time.
(Possible) Van Halen 2011 Australian Tour Dates:
9/24 – Brisbane, Australia
9/25 – Sydney, Australia
9/30 – Melbourne, Australia
10/1 – Adelaide, Australia
10/3 – Perth Revolution, Australia
Watch Van Halen Perform 'You Really Got Me' in Toronto, 2007