Van Halen Announces New Tour Dates and New Member

Monday, August 13, 2007

They started out as a local rock 'n' roll band back in the 1970s.

Now, after many incarnations as a group, Van Halen is again reinventing itself.

Three of the four original members will be hitting the road. And they'll be joined by the next generation of Van Halen.

After an on-and-off, often tumultuous 30 years, a new version of the band Van Halen has emerged from the rock 'n' roll ashes.

Van Halen will tour with original frontman David Lee Roth for the first time since the flamboyant singer quit more than 20 years ago.

After Roth quit in 1985, he was replaced for the next decade by Sammy Hagar.

For this 2007 version of Van Halen, Roth says not to think of it as a reunion, this is a brand new band.

Van Halen had intended to announce a tour earlier this year. But guitarist Eddie Van Halen entered rehab.

The band did not want to tour until everyone could give 100 percent.

Helping the band continue is its latest addition, Eddie's 16-year-old son Wolfgang.

As for the thought of a 16 year old hitting the road for a full blown rock 'n' roll tour, Wolfgang defers to his mom, actress Valerie Bertinelli.

"Let's just say she'll be watching me very closely," Wolfgang said.

Van Halen's Tour Dates for North America:

Sep. 27th Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena

Sep. 29th Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

Oct. 1st Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

Oct. 7th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Oct. 10th Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

Oct. 14th Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House

Oct. 16th Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

Oct. 18th Chicago, IL United Center

Oct. 22nd Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills

Oct. 24th Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Oct. 26th Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Oct. 28th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

Oct. 30th Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden

Nov. 3rd East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena

Nov. 13th New York City Madison Square Garden

Nov. 20th Los Angeles Staples Center

Nov. 23th Glendale, AZ Jobing.Com Arena

Nov. 25th San Diego Cox Arena

Nov. 27th Sacramento Arco Arena

Nov. 29th San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose

Dec. 1st Portland, OR Rose Garden

Dec. 3rd Seattle, WA Key Arena

Dec. 5th Vancouver, BC General Motors Place

Dec. 9th Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

Dec. 11th Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome

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