Van Halen, with singer David Lee Roth, announce North American tour

Plus, the band will play two nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Van Halen 2015

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Van Halen have announced dates for their first North American tour in three years. Featuring original lead singer David Lee Roth, the summer/fall trek will start and end on the West Coast, moving across the US (with two Canadian shows) over 39 dates.

    The last time the band toured America, they canceled some 30 dates without a clear explanation. Roth later posted a video claiming the band had bitten “off more than [they] could chew.” Not long after, they were forced to cancel a tour of Japan when Eddie Van Halen underwent surgery for Diverticulitis, an inflammation in the digestive track. Roth had said prior to the Japanese cancelations that he had been trying to get the band to do more international touring. “But so far there hasn’t been any response,” he said, “so hope and faith are not actual tactics and strategies – they’re strippers from Albuquerque.”

    Now, it looks like Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and 24-year-old bassist Wolfgang Van Halen have settled any squabbles and united for this latest tour. In addition, the band has announced a two-night stint on Jimmy Kimmel Live for what will be their first televised performance in the US with Roth as singer. Hollywood Boulevard will shut down the evening of March 30th for the performance, which will air that night as well as the following one.


    The rare TV appearance comes in support of the band’s new live album Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, their first such release recorded with Roth. The 23-song concert was recorded on June 21st, 2013, and will be released on double-CD, quadruple-LP, and digitally on March 31st. Pre-orders are going on here, and come with instant downloads of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With the Devil”, “Jump”, and “Hot for Teacher”.

    Van Halen 2015 Tour Dates:
    07/05 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
    07/07 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
    07/09 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
    07/11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
    07/14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    07/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    07/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
    07/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    07/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
    07/24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    07/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    07/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
    07/30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
    08/01 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
    08/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    08/05 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
    08/07 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
    08/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    08/11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
    08/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
    08/23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
    08/25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
    08/27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
    08/29 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
    08/31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    09/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
    09/04 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    09/06 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
    09/11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
    09/13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
    09/15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
    09/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    09/21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
    09/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
    09/25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    09/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
    09/30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
    10/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl