Van Halen Hit The Road

Van Halen fans (in the USA), rejoice! The band is hitting the road for a greatest hits tour this year, and they’ll kick off preparations with a performance for Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 30. They’ll then appear on Ellen on April 2, and the tour kicks off on July 5 in Seattle. And don’t forget, their new live album is about to land. It just arrived in my advance media streamy promo dealie and it sounds raw and wild like it should. Here’s the press release including 2015 tour dates:

PRESS RELEASE: In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halenand 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warningdue out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

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Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band’s record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Van Halen 2015 North American Tour Dates:

July 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 7 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
July 9 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
July 14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 22 – Bonner Springs, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 1 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 3 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 5 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
August 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
August 23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 29 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
September 2 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
September 4 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 6 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
September 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
September 23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
September 25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 30 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl