Van Halen Extends 2012 Tour and Adds New Dates

After performing at the world famous Cafe Wha? January 5th in New York City to announce their upcoming world tour, the Big Apple Press roundly applauded as fans and followers posted videos and photos of the band’s unique first show opening. Tickets for additional dates are going on sale Saturday, January 28th. Tickets are available at and The band continues its campaign with the release of its brand new studio album A Different Kind Of Truth on February 7th.

A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7th. The album is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s diamond certified album 1984.

The band has confirmed a total of 48 shows kicking off February 18th in Louisville, Kentucky through June 26th in New Orleans, Louisiana. New dates include Manchester, New Hampshire; University Park, Pennsylvania; and St. Louis, Missouri. R&B Superstars Kool and the Gang will join Van Halen on select tour dates.

New York Times : “Van Halen is still one of the most limber bands in hard rock, with a higher center of gravity than most.”

VIP Packages will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: VIP Nation.

American Express® Cardmembers will have early access to tickets for select U.S. dates starting Monday, January 23rd at 10am local time

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Date City Venue On Sale Date
2/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center On sale now
2/20/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills On sale now
2/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse On sale now
2/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center On sale now
2/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On sale now
3/1/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On sale now
3/3/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena On sale now
3/5/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On sale now
3/9/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center On sale now
3/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden On sale now
3/13/12 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 30-Jan
3/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On sale now
3/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On sale now
3/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place On sale now
3/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall 28-Jan
3/26/12 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center 28-Jan
3/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On sale now
3/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center On sale now
4/1/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena On sale now
4/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center 11-Feb
4/12/12* Orlando, FL Amway Arena 11-Feb
4/14/12* Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 11-Feb
4/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena 11-Feb
4/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 28-Jan
4/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum 28-Jan
4/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 28-Jan
4/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 28-Jan
4/29/12 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 4-Feb
5/1/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 28-Jan
5/5/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome 28-Jan
5/7/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 28-Jan
5/9/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome 28-Jan
5/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 28-Jan
5/13/12* Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 28-Jan
5/19/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 28-Jan
5/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 28-Jan
5/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 28-Jan
5/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 28-Jan
6/1/12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center 28-Jan
6/3/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena 28-Jan
6/5/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose 28-Jan
6/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 28-Jan
6/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 28-Jan
6/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 30-Jan
6/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 28-Jan
6/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 28-Jan
6/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center 28-Jan
6/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena 28-Jan