An additional stop was also scheduled for Washington, DC’s Verizon Center (11/1), extending Van Halen’s historic trek to 29 dates in all. Tickets for the Washington, DC date will go on sale this Friday, August 24th. In addition, tickets for the band’s October 30th show at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden go on sale this Saturday, August 25th.
A complete list of confirmed dates is attached and more information and tickets are available at http://www.livenation.com/. Additional announcements regarding on sale dates will be made in the coming weeks. 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 http://www.iloveallaccess.com/. Fans are encouraged to also check in at http://www.van-halen.com/ for additional information.
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. 03 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center Oct. 07 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Oct. 10 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Oct. 14 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House Oct. 16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena Oct. 18 Chicago, IL United Center Oct. 20 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena 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. 01 Washington DC Verizon Center 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 ***PLEASE NOTE ALL DATES/CITIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE*** About Live Nation
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