Van Halen New Album and Tour Dates Revealed
2012-01-06 by TheNotrap | 58 Comments

After much anticipation, Van Halen's new album "A Different Kind of Truth" is scheduled to be released on February 7 via Interscope. The first single "Tatoo", will arrive on January 10.

Their forthcoming album is the first to feature original singer David Lee Roth since "1984".





Van Halen North American Tour Dates:
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

Source:
http://loudwire.com/van-halen-tour-dates-album-title-first-single/

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Zorak
January 6th 2012

3188 Comments


Interested to see how this turns out with DLR

KILL
January 6th 2012

70718 Comments


dude this could rule ass

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omnipanzer
January 6th 2012

21442 Comments


We'll see but I haven't heard anything worth while since Roth's original departure.

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2012

20036 Comments


Awesome.

TheNotrap
January 6th 2012

7992 Comments


Great to see Diamond Dave and the Van Halen brothers together again.
I hope they come to Europe soon.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
January 6th 2012

2887 Comments


this is that NEWS!

MO
January 6th 2012

18266 Comments


let's hope eddie can hit his solos

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BigHans
January 6th 2012

26455 Comments


Halen rules

The7thVermicide
January 6th 2012

925 Comments


One of the best news of 2012

jayfatha
January 6th 2012

2882 Comments


Really hoping this is awesome

Gmork89
January 6th 2012

5485 Comments


Of course they play most places 3 times and not a single show in Utah, just like everyone else.

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NightProwler
January 6th 2012

6337 Comments


So, I'm in Brooklyn the 28th of March. All the way from Denmark. Maybe one should go to Washington that date and watch Van Halen! m/

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BigHans
January 6th 2012

26455 Comments


Denmark rules hard. Had an exchange student from there and also visited there for a week.

TheNotrap
January 6th 2012

7992 Comments


^
I've been in Copenhagen three times. Wonderful place.

Mewcopa0
January 6th 2012

1799 Comments


news blows

Skoj
January 6th 2012

1089 Comments


expect RIFFING

Zorak
January 6th 2012

3188 Comments


Indy 2/22

bloc
January 6th 2012

34679 Comments


Album will probably be shite

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letsgofishing
January 6th 2012

900 Comments


Album will be shite. Not even giving it a probably.

rockandmetaljunkie
January 6th 2012

3302 Comments


The band has not release a solid, truly consistent album since their debut. And honestly i don't expect them to repeat their 1978 triumph. But i hope the album will be half as good as "1984".

NightProwler
January 6th 2012

6337 Comments


BigHans & The Notrap: Yeah Denmark is great, especially Copenhagen. And it's too bad so little of our music in English isn't more well-known other places (well, except for a few bands like fx Volbeat). But I guess it's like that for all small countries.

KjSwantko
January 6th 2012

9054 Comments


Album will likely be really weak; I'll check it out though I suppose.

TheVoiceAndTheSnake
January 6th 2012

3663 Comments


1 kickass song, two meh ones, the rest = filler

Hospital
January 6th 2012

2035 Comments


HOT FOR TEACHER!!

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tarkus
January 6th 2012

5560 Comments


i hate the members as people but the early albums are m/
new album will suck

CrownOfMagnets
January 6th 2012

2232 Comments


"2/18 – Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center"
I lol'd

KjSwantko
January 6th 2012

9054 Comments


"1 kickass song, two meh ones, the rest = filler"

yea, this.

JWT155
January 6th 2012

9210 Comments


All Hail Van Halen. Fuck Van Hagar.

Satellite
January 6th 2012

20687 Comments


protip: the palace of auburn hills is in auburn hills, not detroit

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beefshoes
January 6th 2012

2952 Comments


Mew is pretty well known here in the states.
I haven't heard many bands from Denmark who actually write lyrics in Danish. Major bummer.
This could either be really good or be a complete fail. I am anxious regardless.
Van Halen was the band that got me playing guitar and drums.

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Imperial
January 7th 2012

1722 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Av5ZW7KXdA

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c0nf1n3d
January 7th 2012

276 Comments


So stoked for this album!

NightProwler
January 7th 2012

6337 Comments


Beefshoes: If you wan't to listen to some Danish music, with Danish lyrics, listen to Malk De Koijn. Probably the most popular Hip-Hop group/artists in Denmark. I've added their albums here on Sputnik, but there's no review for them. I was thinking about doing one, but it's no fun writing a review for an album where no one else knows what the lyrics mean.

And yes, Mew is great! Frengers is an excellent album (and they're pretty darn popular in Japan, for some reason; along with Michael Learns To Rock?)

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012

7992 Comments


^
Mercyful Fate, King Diamond and Pretty Maids are my favourite Danish bands.

NightProwler
January 7th 2012

6337 Comments


Watched Pretty Maids live about to years ago, in a street-festival before an AC/DC concert in "Horsens". "Please Don't Leave Me" is every Dane's guilty pleasure!

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012

7992 Comments


"Please Don't Leave Me" is such an amazing song...
Thin Lizzy's cover btw.

Pretty Maids's Future World is one of the most underrated albums of the 80's.
Brilliant album.

NightProwler
January 7th 2012

6337 Comments


I actually haven't heard it in it's entirety - might give it a spin the next time I see it (I probably know someone who owns it)

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012

7992 Comments


Yeah don't miss it. If you like classic 80's metal you will dig it for sure.

NightProwler
January 7th 2012

6337 Comments


80's Metal is always fantastic!

mort
January 7th 2012

43 Comments


yessssssssssssssss

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012

7992 Comments


"A Different Kind of Truth" track listing:

01. Tattoo
02. She's The Woman
03. You and Your Blues
04. China Town
05. Blood and Fire
06. Bullethead
07. As Is
08. Honeybabysweetiedoll
09. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin'

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2012

20036 Comments


Honeybabysweetiedoll


lol

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012

7992 Comments


Hahahaha
Dave's back!!

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2012

20036 Comments


Hopefully this will rule.

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012

7992 Comments


I hope so.
I saw them once with Sammy but never with Dave. I hope they come to Europe.

KjSwantko
January 7th 2012

9054 Comments


Honeybabysweetiedoll

tell me that is a joke.

LepreCon
January 7th 2012

3612 Comments


I came

mort
January 7th 2012

43 Comments


outta space. he better do some cool guitar shit on that one

KjSwantko
January 7th 2012

9054 Comments


hopefully he just uses a bunch of of delay and phaser and makes it sound retarded but cool

YouGotLucky
January 8th 2012

946 Comments


eddies son is in the band......

gonna suck

YouGotLucky
January 8th 2012

946 Comments


woo! fat sweaty bassists !

TheNotrap
January 10th 2012

7992 Comments


"Tatoo" video is already available online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfQ-hV3WtA

WhiteNoise
January 10th 2012

3048 Comments


The song kinda sucks... too much autotune on Dave. The solo rocks and the bass is surpringly strong!

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beefshoes
January 10th 2012

2952 Comments


I am sure the whole album won't sound like this but this video is hilarious.
It just isn't the same without Michael Anthony's background vocals though.

AsoTamaki
January 10th 2012

2525 Comments


Yeah, man. That song sucks hard. I didn't even think the solo was really all that good.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
January 10th 2012

16134 Comments


Sucks that the king of rhythm guitar can no longer write a good rhythm guitar part.

TheNotrap
January 11th 2012

7992 Comments


I'm not impressed either...
Smells like an average album, hope I'm wrong.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2012

20036 Comments


Song is very dissapointing.



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