Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Van Halen Back on the Road: Rescheduled Tour Dates April 19 to June 2 2008

Do you remember when you first heard Van Halen 1, when 'Running with the Devil', the opening track, made you temporarily put your Hendrix and Sabbath records down and entertain the idea that, as the 80's approached there might still be something exciting to listen to.

I was only 13 but remember it well, plus my mum sang along to "You Really Got Me' and I wondered why she had heard Van Halen before me.

The band has been through many ups and down since that day, an incredible 30 years ago, including the replacement of David Lee Roth with Sammy Hagar.

While this combination has worked fans were astounded in late 2006 that rumours of David's return to the band were true

The tour of this classic line-up commenced in September 2007 in North Carolina but some dates were postponed due to Eddie's health

The band have now announced that they will restart the tour April 19 in Las Vegas and play 20 more shows finishing June 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Newly Dates: (previous tickets will be honoured)
Image: Warner Brothers

April 19: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center)

April 22: Cincinnati (U.S. Bank Arena)

April 24: Dallas (American Airlines Center)

April 26: St Louis (Scottrade Center)

April 28: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)

April 30: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)

May 02: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)

May 05: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)

May 07: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)

May 09: Atlantic City, (N.J. Boardwalk Hall)

May 11: Duluth, Ga. (Gwinnett Arena)

May 13: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)May 15: Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)

May 18: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)

May 20: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)

May 23: New York (Madison Square Garden)

May 25: Providence, R.I. (Dunkin Donuts Center)

May 28: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)

May 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)

June 2: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)

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