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Van Halen Announce 2012 Reunion Tour Dates

Van Halen 2012

I’ve never cared for Van Halen much.  I know.  Shrug.  What’s a girl supposed to do?  They never appealed to me.  Wait, I take that back, I did like their song, “Finish What You Started”, but you die-hards out there will say that was Van HAGAR, not Van Halen.  But they are planning a huge reunion tour, complete with David Lee Roth, Alex and Eddie Van Halen, and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang on bass.  The band will be performing their classics along with new material from the new album released by Interscope Records called, “A Different Kind of Truth” on February. 7th.  The first single from the album, “Tattoo,” is out on Tuesday, January 10th. The full album can be preordered starting that day, as well.

That’s all well and good, but can Diamond Dave and Ed not get into daily bitch fights while on tour?  I’ll believe that when I see it.

If I had to choose a pole-dance song, this would probably be it, fyi.  That is one sexy guitar riff. (Just try to bleach that image outta your brain; sorry.)

ANYway….check out Van Halen’s tour dates below:

February
18 — Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
20 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
22 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
24 — Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
28 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden

March
1 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
3 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
5 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
9 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ First Niagara Center
11 — Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
15 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
17 — Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
21 — Ottawa, Ontario @ Scotiabank Place
24 — Atlantic City, N.J. @ Boardwalk Hall
28 — Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
30 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Consol Energy Center

April
1 — Rosemont, Ill. @ Allstate Arena
10 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ BankAtlantic Center
12 — Tampa, Fla. @ St. Pete Times Forum
14 — Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Arena
16 — Jacksonville, Fla. @ Jacksonville Arena
19 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Philips Arena
21 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
25 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Arena
27 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena

May
1 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
5 — Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
7 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
9 — Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
11 — Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
17 — Winnipeg, Manitoba @ MTS Centre
19 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
22 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
24 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
27 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

June
1 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ STAPLES Center
3 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
5 — San Jose, Calif. @ HP Pavilion
12 — Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Center
14 — San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
16 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ US Airways Center
20 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
22 — San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
24 — Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
26 — New Orleans, La. @ New Orleans Arena

Celebrate Good Times...COME ON!

Who’s going? Oh–Kool & the Gang will be opening for several of the shows, which is actually really an inspired choice, I gotta say.