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Van Halen Releases North American Tour Date Schedule

Van Halen 2012 North American TourAfter putting out a teaser last week, Van Halen has released their tour schedule for what will be their first outing since their 2007-’08 “reunion” tour.

The current lineup includes David Lee Roth as well as Alex and Eddie Van Halen, with Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen on bass. Wolfgang of course replaced longtime VH bassist and current Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony, after a falling out between the band and Anthony.

The tour, which will support an upcoming album, will span North America. The 45-date trek kicks off February 18, 2012 at the KFC Yum! Center (editor’s note: how much crazier can these venue names get?) in Louisville, Kentucky, before heading north for a couple dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden, then skipping between the U.S. and Canada.

The final date listed is June 26th at the New Orleans Arena, though we imagine the group will add more dates before it is over.

For a preview, check out this fan footage of the unreleased song “She’s the Woman,” taken from their intimate performance at New York City’s Cafe Wha?. Luckily, it was taken close to Wolfgang and clearly presents his playing.

Van Halen 2012 North American Tour Dates:

  • February 18, 2012: Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
  • February 20, 2012: Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • February 22, 2012: Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • February 24, 2012: Chicago, IL – United Center
  • February 28, 2012: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
  • March 1, 2012: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena
  • March 3, 2012: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
  • March 5, 2012: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • March 9, 2012: Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
  • March 11, 2012: Boston, MA – TD Garden
  • March 15, 2012: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
  • March 17, 2012: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
  • March 21, 2012: Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
  • March 24, 2012: Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
  • March 28, 2012: Washington, DC – Verizon Center
  • March 30, 2012: Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
  • April 1, 2012: Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
  • April 10, 2012: Sunrise, FL – BankAtlantic Center
  • April 12, 2012: Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
  • April 14, 2012: Orlando, FL – Amway Center
  • April 16, 2012: Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
  • April 19, 2012: Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
  • April 21, 2012: Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
  • April 25, 2012: Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
  • April 27, 2012: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • May 1, 2012: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
  • May 5, 2012: Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
  • May 7, 2012: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
  • May 9, 2012: Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
  • May 11, 2012: Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
  • May 17, 2012: Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
  • May 19, 2012: Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
  • May 22, 2012: Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
  • May 24, 2012: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
  • May 27, 2012: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • June 1, 2012: Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
  • June 3, 2012: Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
  • June 5, 2012: San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion at San Jose
  • June 12, 2012: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
  • June 14, 2012: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
  • June 16, 2012: Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
  • June 20, 2012: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • June 22, 2012: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
  • June 24, 2012: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • June 26, 2012: New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena