VAN HALEN 2012 TOUR AND POSSIBLE ALBUM RELEASE TEASE!
VAN HALEN has released a video trailer confirming that it will tour later in the year, with the first tickets scheduled to go on sale on January 10. The two-minute clip (see below) — which was shot on November 14 at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California — apparently features visuals of the VAN HALEN bandmembers performing a brand new song (taken from the yet-to-be-released track’s official video) set to the audio of several David Lee Roth-era VAN HALEN classics.
VAN HALEN‘s new record deal with Interscope was finalized last month and marks the first time the band has recorded away from Warner Bros. Records, which signed the group in 1977.
The new VAN HALEN album, its first with Roth since “1984” was released on the last day of 1983, will reportedly come out in 2012, possibly in February (as the graphic below seems to suggest).
ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti recently said in an interview that he had gotten an opportunity to hear new VAN HALEN music through his friendship with bassist Wolfgang Van Halen (guitarist Eddie Van Halen‘s son), saying it sounded like “vintage VAN HALEN.”
Producer Ross Hogarth spoke with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the work he did on the project, saying, “The whole VAN HALEN record has been recorded and we’re all excited. I’m really stoked about it, as it is the original band, Eddie and Alex with Wolf playing bass, and David Lee Roth singing, it’s the killing side of VAN HALEN at the top of their game again with Diamond Dave, and the band on fire.”
VAN HALEN reunited with Roth in 2007 for a successful year-long reunion tour — minus original bassist Michael Anthony, who now plays with ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar in CHICKENFOOT.