Fans of the classic rock band Van Halen will be happy to learn that Van Halen will be making their first live television appearances since 2006, when David Lee Roth rejoined the band, according to Rolling Stone.
Van Halen will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for two nights, March 30 and March 31, for their first appearance. The show will be taped on Hollywood Boulevard, and Van Halen is scheduled to perform a selection of their greatest hits and the appearance will air just as a new live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, hits the stores. Tokyo Dome Live in Concert is notable for being the first live Van Halen album to feature singer David Lee Roth. The 23-song album was recorded in Japan in 2013.
Van Halen has posted the Tokyo Dome versions of “Running With The Devil” and “Panama” online.
Following their Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearances, Van Halen will again appear on television with Ellen on April 2.
In addition to Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, Van Halen is also reissuing digitally remastered versions of their Van Halen and 1984 albums, also to be released on the last day of March. The band will also be releasing remastered versions of the entire David Lee Roth/Van Halen catalog from the 80s later in the spring.
Building on their television appearances, Van Halen will also promote their new live album by touring the U.S. with an opening act, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. This Van Halen tour will feature David Lee Roth for the first time since their 2012 tour, which was cancelled due to in-band fighting and Eddie Van Halen’s digestive illnesses.
This tour will host a Van Halen line-up of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Eddie’s 24-year-old son, Wolfgang.
Van Halen North American Tour Dates
July 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 7 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
July 9 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
July 14 – Irvine, CA Verizon @ Wireless Amphitheatre
July 16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 22 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 5 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
August 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
August 23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 29 – Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
September 4 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 6 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
September 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
September 23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
September 25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
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