Van Halen to mount major North American tour
Days before their new concert album arrives in stores, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Halen have unveiled plans for a massive summer outing that will hit dozens of U.S. cities from coast to coast.
The trek kicks off with a July 5 concert in Seattle and is currently scheduled to make nearly 40 stops, including a trio of Canadian dates, before wrapping up on the Hollywood-based group's home turf in early October. Fellow rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd and crew will hold down the opening slot.
Tickets for the run go on sale April 4 via TicketMaster and LiveNation, with "special pre-sale information being announced locally," according to a press release.
The road trip supports next Tuesday's (3/31) "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert," Van Halen's first official live release with original frontman David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013, the 23-song collection will be available digitally, as well as in double-CD form and as a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl.
Also due in stores the same day are re-mastered versions of the band's 1978 self-titled debut and "1984," both of which are RIAA-certified for sales of more than 10 million copies.
Van Halen will usher in the new releases with a special March 30 concert on Hollywood Boulevard, footage from which will air during the March 30 and March 31 episodes of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"Tokyo Dome Live In Concert" follows 2012's "A Different Kind of Truth," the band's first Roth-fronted studio set in almost 30 years. The latter album marks the debut of bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, guitarist Eddie Van Halen's son, who replaced original bassist Michael Anthony prior to the band's 2007/2008 tour with Roth.
5 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
7 - Portland, OR - Amphitheater Northwest
9 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
11 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
14 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
16 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
18 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
20 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
22 - Kansas City, MO - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
24 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
26 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
28 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagra Pavilion
30 - Bangor, ME - Darling'sWaterfront Pavilion
1 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
3 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
5 - London, Ontario - Western Fair District
7 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
11 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Center
13 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
23 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park
25 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
27 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
29 - Washington D.C. - Jiffy Lube Live
31 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
2 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Amphitheatre
4 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
6 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheater
11 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
13 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
15 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
17 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
21 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
23 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
25 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
28 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
30 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
2 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl