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Van Halen Announce Tour

Cafe Wha?
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Just minutes after pictures from Van Halen’s Cafe Wha? club show in New York City hit rock blog Blabbermouth, tour dates were rolled out .  Dates within a short drive of Shreveport include Dallas, Houston, and New Orleans.  Kool & The Gang are set to open most dates on this tour. Yes, that Kool and his gang.

A new single, “Tattoo”, hits Tuesday along with a music video. Their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, follows on February 7, the first set of fresh material since 1998’s Van Halen III, and the first full release with David Lee Roth since 1984 – the year and the album.

Blabbermouth has a setlist from Thursday night’s show, which included a new song. David Lee Roth is seen briefly on acoustic guitar, and Eddie Van Halen looks considerably healthy than he looked in recent years. So far, no videos have popped up.

Tickets for the first several shows are set to go on sale on Tuesday, January 10, with other on sale dates TBA.

Sat 02/18/12                           Louisville, KY                    KFC Yum! Center

Mon 02/20/12                        Auburn Hills, MI               The Palace Of Auburn Hills

Wed 02/22/12                         Indianapolis, IN                Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Fri 02/24/12                            Chicago, IL                          United Center

Tue 02/28/12                           New York, NY                    Madison Square Garden Arena

Thu 03/01/12                           New York, NY                    Madison Square Garden Arena

Sat 03/03/12                             Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

Mon 03/05/12                        Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center

Fri 03/09/12                            Buffalo, NY                          First Niagara Center

Sun 03/11/12                            Boston, MA                         TD Garden

Thu 03/15/12                           Montreal, QC                       Bell Centre

Sat 03/17/12                            Toronto, ON                        Air Canada Centre

Wed 03/21/12                          Ottawa, ON                           Scotiabank Place

Sat 03/24/12                             Atlantic City, NJ               Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

Wed 03/28/12                         Washington, DC                 Verizon Center

Fri 03/30/12                            Pittsburgh, PA                    Consol Energy Center

Sun 04/01/12                           Rosemont, IL                      Allstate Arena

Tue 04/10/12                           Sunrise, FL                           BankAtlantic Center

Thu 04/12/12                           Tampa, FL                             Tampa Bay Times Forum

Sat 04/14/12                             Orlando, FL                           Amway Center

Mon 04/16/12                          Jacksonville, FL                  Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena

Thu 04/19/12                           Atlanta, GA                            Philips Arena

Sat 04/21/12                             Greensboro, NC                   Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Wed 04/25/12                          Charlotte, NC                        Time Warner Cable Arena

Fri 04/27/12                             Nashville, TN                        Bridgestone Arena

Tue 05/01/12                            Tulsa, OK                                BOK Center

Sat 05/05/12                             Tacoma, WA                          Tacoma Dome

Mon 05/07/12                          Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena

Wed 05/09/12                          Calgary, AB                            Scotiabank Saddledome

Fri 05/11/12                               Edmonton, AB                      Rexall Place

Thu 05/17/12                            Winnipeg, MB                       MTS Centre

Sat 05/19/12                               Saint Paul, MN                     Xcel Energy Center

Tue 05/22/12                             Kansas City, MO                   Sprint Center

Thu 05/24/12                             Denver, CO                             Pepsi Center

Sun 05/27/12                             Las Vegas, NV                      MGM Grand Garden Arena

Fri 06/01/12                                Los Angeles, CA                  Staples Center

Sun 06/03/12                              Oakland, CA                          Oracle Arena

Tue 06/05/12                              San Jose, CA                         HP Pavilion At San Jose

Tue 06/12/12                               Anaheim, CA                        Honda Center

Thu 06/14/12                              San Diego, CA                       Viejas Arena

Sat 06/16/12                               Phoenix, AZ                           US Airways Center

Wed 06/20/12                            Dallas, TX                                American Airlines Center

Fri 06/22/12                                San Antonio, TX                   AT&T Center

Sun 06/24/12                               Houston, TX                           Toyota Center

Tue 06/26/12                               New Orleans, LA                   New Orleans Arena

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