Van Halen Announces New Tour Dates and New Member
August 13, 2007 (KABC-TV) (KABC) -- 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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