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Van Halen Set Tour, First TV Performance With David Lee Roth in Decades

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘Ellen’ gigs tie in with live album and reissues

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Van Halen will perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and 'Ellen' in advance of a lengthy summer tour.

Rick kern

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UPDATE: Van Halen has added two additional shows to their tour: Saturday, August 15th at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and Sunday, October 4th at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets for both go on-sale Monday, May 18th at 10 a.m.

Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006. The first will take place over two nights on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing on March 30th and March 31st, and the second will be on Ellen on April 2nd. The group have also set a string of North American live dates, with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band opening for them, this summer and fall.

The band will tape its Kimmel performance on March 30th on Hollywood Boulevard, where they will play some of their greatest hits. That appearance coincides with the release of a new live record – their first to feature Roth – titled Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. The group recorded the 23-song set in Japan in 2013 and will release the album on March 31st.

The band has posted the versions of “Runnin’ With the Devil” and “Panama” online that will appear on the album.

Van Halen are also putting out remastered reissues of the band’s Van Halen and 1984 albums, which will also come out on March 31st. Remastered editions of the rest of the Roth-era Eighties catalog is due out later this spring. Each release has been re-cut from the original quarter-inch tapes for CD and 180-gram vinyl.

Both Roth and Eddie Van Halen have been active in recent months. The singer made an appearance at Foo Fighters’ Los Angeles show in January, while the guitarist made a rare speaking appearance in Washington, D.C. to talk about his life at the Smithsonian. Eddie Van Halen also released a video, in which he offered close-ups of some of his most famous riffs to show off his new amp.

Van Halen North American Tour Dates (New Shows in Bold):

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 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion    
August 1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 3 – Cleveland, 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 15 – 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 – Washington, D.C. @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
September 4 – Detroit, 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 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl


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