Van Halen Confirm Feb. 7 Release Date for New Album
Big news, Van Halen fans! After much speculation over a possible release date for their much-anticipated new album, the Van Halen News Desk is now reporting a Feb. 7 arrival for the comeback disc.
The album, which despite rumors will not be titled 'The Future,' will be preceded by a single and video set to premiere on Jan. 10. The band recently shot footage for the video at Los Angeles’ the Roxy -- the same shoot also resulted in the tour promo videos that were discovered online the day after Christmas. Keep checking back for the big reveal on the album's actual title.
Also on the Van Halen calendar: on Jan. 3, the band's itinerary (cities and dates) for the first wave of its upcoming tour will be announced. As previously reported, Jan. 10 will also see the first round of tickets for the tour go on sale.
Meanwhile, a Feb. 8 drop date has been announced for the Japanese edition of the album, and that release will be available in a special limited-edition deluxe package, complete with a bonus DVD. So, don't be surprised if a deluxe edition is also available in the States.
The album will be the first with singer David Lee Roth in nearly 30 years, and the backing tour is expected to be one of the biggest treks of 2012. Stay tuned to Ultimate Classic Rock for all the latest on Van Halen, as more news and information is expected to surface frequently.