Van Halen and David Lee Roth Announce North American Tour

Considered by fans and media alike as one of the most highly anticipated tours in rock and roll history, Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen will perform with Eddie’s son, Wolfgang who joins the line-up as the band’s bass player. Van Halen and Roth have not performed or recorded together since 1984’s classic multi-platinum album “1984” and subsequent tour, making this tour truly a historic event.

25 dates in all were announced today for the tour which is slated for a September 27th kick-off in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets for select dates on the tour go on sale beginning on Saturday, August 18th and are available on A complete list of confirmed dates is attached. The Van Halen tour is being produced by Live Nation. Individuals who have the Citi(R) / AAdvantage(R) card, the official credit card of the tour, will be offered access to purchase preferred seats to all U.S. shows.

Fans can enjoy the ultimate Van Halen experience including concert pre- show parties, backstage access, premium seating and more. For additional details go to

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Van Halen remains one of the most important and influential bands of all time. Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, the band quickly won a loyal hometown fan base with their electrifying live shows. From the moment they released their self-titled 1978 debut album, Van Halen shook the foundations of rock, thanks largely to Roth’s peerless showmanship, Eddie Van Halen’s revolutionary guitar virtuosity and their songwriting abilities. It changed rock music forever.

The band’s first album proved one of the biggest selling rock debuts, with key tracks like “Eruption,” “Running with the Devil,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “You Really Got Me” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” leading the way. The next year, the band followed up with “Van Halen II,” which included the hit “Dance the Night Away.”

Subsequent albums like “Women and Children First” (1980), “Fair Warning” (1981) and “Diver Down” (1982), along with worldwide touring, solidified the band’s reputation for innovative and unparalleled live performances. Classic Van Halen tracks from the early 80’s include “Everybody Wants Some,” “Unchained,” “And The Cradle Will Rock,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Mean Street” and “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” just to name a few.

With their sixth album, released in, and titled “1984”, Van Halen rose to stratospheric heights. Recorded at Eddie Van Halen’s 5150 Studios, the multi-platinum smash yielded one of Van Halen’s signature hits, “Jump,” which remained #1 on the Billboard charts for an astounding five weeks straight. Other hits from the album include “Panama,” “Hot For Teacher” and “I’ll Wait.”

The band’s record of achievement is hard to top. Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status’ for their albums “Van Halen” and “1984,” Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees in the history of the music industry. The Diamond Award is presented to an artist for album sales of 10 million or more units. They are also in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most #1 hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart than any other band in history.

Inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in March of this year, Van Halen has produced a treasured body of work that fans will admire for decades to come.

                              VAN HALEN TOUR
                           North American Dates

  Sep. 27        Charlotte, NC            Charlotte Bobcats Arena
  Sep. 29        Greensboro, NC           Greensboro Coliseum
  Oct. 01        Philadelphia, PA         Wachovia Center
  Oct. 07        Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre
  Oct. 10        Cleveland, OH            Quicken Loans Arena
  Oct. 14        Indianapolis, IN         Conseco Field House
  Oct. 16        Chicago, IL              Allstate Arena
  Oct. 18        Chicago, IL              United Center
  Oct. 22        Auburn Hills, MI         Palace of Auburn Hills
  Oct. 24        Minneapolis, MN          Target Center
  Oct. 26        Kansas City, MO          Sprint Center
  Oct. 28        St. Louis, MO            Scottrade Center
  Oct. 30        Boston, MA               TD Banknorth Garden
  Nov. 03        E. Rutherford, NJ        Continental Airlines Arena
  Nov. 13        New York, NY             Madison Square Garden
  Nov. 20        Los Angeles, CA          Staples Center
  Nov. 23        Glendale, AZ             Jobing.Com Arena
  Nov. 25        San Diego, CA            Cox Arena
  Nov. 27        Sacramento, CA           Arco Arena
  Nov. 29        San Jose, CA             HP Pavilion at San Jose
  Dec. 01        Portland, OR             Rose Garden
  Dec. 03        Seattle, WA              Key Arena
  Dec. 05        Vancouver, BC            General Motors Place
  Dec. 09        Edmonton, AB             Rexall Place
  Dec. 11        Calgary, AB              Pengrowth Saddledome


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CONTACT: Van Halen, Janie Liszewski of High Profile Media,
+1-818-461-2971, [email protected]; or David Lee Roth, Elaine Schock
or Meredith Louie, both of Shock Ink, +1-818-385-1051, [email protected]; or
John Vlautin of Live Nation, +1-310-867-7127, [email protected]