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IM GETTING VH TICKETS ON SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!

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There is no Van Halen without David Lee Roth.

Has anyone seen them so far?  What do you guys think?  Eddie's going downhill again like 2004.  Those last two Vegas shows were God-awful.  I hope he's better in Grand Rapids. 

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I heard on the rockfm about eddie van halens wedding :lol: I also heard they are recording a new cd  :headbanger: I love their early stuff

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VAN HALEN: 18 New North American Concerts Announced 

VAN HALEN has added 18 concerts to its highly successful 2012 North American tour. The newly added dates begin July 7 with an encore performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Second shows have also been added in the Detroit and New York/New Jersey areas, as well as Philadelphia. Ky-mani Marley is the opening act for all added concerts. The full itinerary can be found below.

Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale beginning April 20 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Tickets for all other shows are available now.

VAN HALEN's 2012 North American tour, produced by Live Nation, has confirmed a total of 61 stops throughout North America thus far with additional dates to be announced.

VIP packages will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more.

For more information, visit www.VIPNation.com.

Newly added VAN HALEN tour dates:

Jul. 07 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 09 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
Jul. 11 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Jul. 13 - E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
Jul. 15 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
Jul. 17 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
Jul. 19 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Jul. 21 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
Jul. 24 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
Jul. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Jul. 28 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Jul. 31 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 02 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Aug. 04 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson Boling Arena
Aug. 06 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
Aug. 08 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
Aug. 10 - Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center
Aug. 12 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena

VAN HALEN's video for the song "She's The Woman" can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "A Different Kind Of Truth", which sold 187,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"A Different Kind Of Truth" is the band's first full-length offering with original singer David Lee Roth since "1984" was released in January 1984.

Roth exited the group in 1985, a year after its "1984" album was released. According to Billboard.com, "1984" spent five weeks at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 — VAN HALEN's highest charting set with Roth. (1996's "Best Of Volume 1" hits album, which included two new songs with Roth, debuted at No. 1 with 233,000 sold in its first week.)

VAN HALEN's other four other No. 1s were their four studio albums with Roth's replacement, Sammy Hagar: "5150" (1986), "OU812" (1988), "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" (1991) and "Balance" (1995).

VAN HALEN's previous all-new album, 1998's "Van Halen III", debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart and was certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies, a disappointment compared to their previous platinum efforts.

"She's The Woman" originally appeared on the 1976 demo, produced by KISS bassist Gene Simmons, that got VAN HALEN their record deal with Warner Bros. It was left off the group's 1978 debut but has been resurrected for the new disc.

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'A Different Kind Of Truth' has become one of my all time favourite albums and my favourite album since Metallica's 'Death Magnetic'.

I really hope that they tour the UK.

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Van Halen Postpone Over Thirty 2012 Tour Dates


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Van Halen have postponed over 30 dates on their 2012 North American tour, beginning with their show scheduled for July 7 at Uncasville, Ct. and ending with their planned Sept. 25 performance in Milwaukee.

No reason or official statement has been given for these postponements, nor is there any word on when the rescheduled dates might be announced. The timing seems odd, as the band announced earlier this week they were extending the tour with eight new shows.
 
A press release from the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the band was scheduled to perform in September simply reads: “The Van Halen show at EnergySolutions Arena Tuesday, September 4th has been temporarily postponed. Future dates to be announced.”
 
The band will apparently still be performing throughout May and June, with their next show scheduled for Saturday, May 19 in St. Paul, Minn, followed by 13 more dates culminating on June 26 in New Orleans. A complete schedule of both postponed and still-scheduled Van Halen concerts follows below.
 
Van Halen 2012 Tour Schedule:

5/19 — St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
 5/22 — Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
 5/24 — Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
 5/27 — Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
 6/1 — Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
 6/3 — Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
 6/5 — San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion
 6/12 — Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center
 6/14 — San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena
 6/16 — Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
 6/20 — Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
 6/22 — San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
 6/24 — Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
 6/26 — New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena
 
Postponed dates:
7/7 — Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena
 7/9 — Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
 7/11 — Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
 7/13 — East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
 7/15 — Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
 7/17 — Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
 7/19 — Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
 7/21 — London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
 7/24 — Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
 7/26 — Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
 7/28 — Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
 7/31 — Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum
 8/2 — Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
 8/4 — Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena
 8/6 — Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
 8/8 — Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
 8/10 — Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center
 8/12 — Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena
 8/21 — Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
 8/23 — Portland, Ore., Rose Garden
 8/25 — Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion
 8/28 — Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
 8/30 — Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
 9/4 – Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena
 9/8 — Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
 9/11 — El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center
 9/13 — Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
 9/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
 9/17 — Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena
 9/21 — Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center
 9/25 — Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

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Rumors That Van Halen ‘Hate Each Other’ Emerge in Wake of Tour Postponement


With no official word from the Van Halen camp about the reasons behind yesterday’s sudden postponement of over 30 dates on their summer 2012 tour schedule, speculation has set in, some of it focused on the reportedly testy relationship between David Lee Roth and his bandmates.

Rolling Stone quotes a tour insider as saying that the band members “hate each other,” with another stating that, “The band is arguing like mad. They are fighting.” After ruling the rock world together for much of the late-’70s and early-’80s, the original members of Van Halen famously spent much of the last three decades apart, trading occasional barbs via the press (and dueling album titles) before reuniting sans bassist Michael Anthony for a highly successful tour in 2007.
 
The band has been on the road since February in support of their first album with Roth in 28 years, ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’ Just last week they added several new dates to their summer tour plans, making the news from yesterday all the more puzzling. (Our current favorite theory involves “a terrible case of hiccups.“)
 
In one of his few recent interviews in support of the new album and tour, Roth spoke highly of his bandmate, guitar wizard Eddie Van Halen, telling the Los Angeles Times, “There’s an old Russian saying: ‘There’s no more lines in that guy’s stomach.’ It means somebody got fat and slow. There are still a lot of lines in Eddie’s stomach.”
 
Van Halen returned the favor last month in Esquire, declaring of Roth, “We never really hated each other. I think the press blew that out of proportion… if we argued — you know, now it’s always about, about the structure of a song. It’s never personal. We’ve never on a personal level not gotten along.”