Beginning this September Van Halen will embark on a national concert tour throughout the U.S. and Canada with its original lead singer David Lee Roth for the first time in 22 years. Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen will perform with Eddie’s 16 year old son, Wolfgang, who joins the line-up as the band’s bass player. “This is not a reunion. This is a new band,” said Roth at a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, and later added, “This is not ‘rockers with walkers’.”
Van Halen and David Lee Roth have not performed or recorded together since 1984’s classic multi-platinum album 1984 and subsequent tour. Twenty five dates have been announced for the tour which is scheduled for a September 27th kick-off in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets for select dates on the tour go on sale beginning on Saturday, August 18th and are available on www.LiveNation.com. A complete list of confirmed dates can be found HERE.