Tickets for Van Halen's upcoming 2012 tour don't go on sale until the 10th, but the band aren't waiting to give a lucky handful of music industry folks a taste of what's to come. The band will be playing an intimate gig at New York City's Cafe Wha? this Thursday, January 5.
After a long wait and much speculation, Van Halen have officially confirmed that they will be on tour in 2012. A series of videos posted to their official website confirms as much, with "Van Halen on Tour 2012" and "First Tickets On Sale January 10" scrolling across the bottom of each (you can check out one of the trailers below.)
Late last week, the guys over at the Van Halen News Desk (VHND.com) published several recently unearthed photos of Van Halen making an in-store appearance at a record store during their 1978 world tour.
For months now, the Grammy people have been hinting -- in a non-subtle fashion -- about Van Halen making an appearance at the Grammy Nomination concert, which took place last night. Well, the concert came and went, and no Van Halen. What gives?!
Speaking to Rolling Stone before Chickenfoot's recent New York City show, singer Sammy Hagar said that an impending Van Halen reunion -- likely to be announced on November 30 at the Grammy Nominations Concert -- would not include him and current Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony.
Edward Van Halen welcomes me to 5150, his legendary 24-track home studio, with a handshake and a slap on the back. For a split second, I am unable to return the warm greeting, as I am dumbstruck: standing in front of me, it seems, is not Edward but his evil twin.
With the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses on tour and the pending Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod, a lot -- well, more than usual -- of speculation about the original lineup of GNR getting back together, at least for a performance at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.