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Van Halen Announce Tour Dates, Amazing Opener

Posted by on January 6, 2012

Last night was Van Halen’s coming out party for their new album, A Different Kind of Truth. The band played a 13-song set at the 250-capacity Cafe Wha? in Manhattan’s East Village. They also announced the tour dates for an extensive tour that will see them on the road from February 18th through June. In addition, the band played a “new” song, “She’s the Woman,” which has actually existed in demo form since 1976 (and can be seen above). Perhaps the best/most surprising item announced was the opener for select dates, Kool and the Gang.  The first single from A Different Kind of Truth, “Tattoo,” will be released on Tuesday (10), with the album following on February 7. It will be the band’s first album on Interscope, and the first with original vocalist David Lee Roth since 1984, which came out at the end of 1983.  The band’s set list from last night is below, with tour dates after the (might as well) jump.

 

You Really Got Me
Runnin’ With the Devil
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Everybody Wants Some
She’s the Woman
Dance the Night Away
Panama
Hot For Teacher
Ice Cream Man
Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love
Jump
Beautiful Girls
Unchained 

2/18  – Louisville KY – KFC Yum Center
2/20 – Auburn Hills MI – The Palace Of Auburn Hills
2/22 – Indianapolis IN – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
2/24 – Chicago – United Center
2/28 – New York – Madison Square Garden
3/1 – New York – Madison Square Garden
3/3 – Uncasville CT – Mohegan Arena
3/5 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center
3/9 – Buffalo NY – First Niagra Center
3/11 – Boston MA – TD Garden
3/15 – Montreal QC – Bell Centre
3/17 – Toronto ON – Air Canada Centre
3/21 – Ottawa, ON – Scotibank 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 – Sunrise FL – BankAtlantic Center
4/12 Tampa FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
4/14 – Orlando FL – Amway Center
4/16 – Jacksonville FL – Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
4/19 – Atlanta GA – Philips Arena
4/21 – Greensboro NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
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 – Scotibank Saddledome
5/11 – Edmonton AB – Rexall Place
5/17 – Winnipeg MB – MTS Centre
5/19 – Saint 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 At San Jose
6/ 12 – Anaheim CA – Honda Center
6/14 – San  Diego CA – Viejas Arena
6/16 – Phoenix AZ – US Airways Center
6/20 – Dallas TX – America 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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