Next year is bringing along a plethora of music events that will surely damage pockets, but will definitely feed fans’ love and desire to see their all time idols. One of the most recent news regarding 2012 music events is Van Halen’s tour to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary.
Ever since the band’s last tour, in 2007, fans have been waiting for the next occasion to sing along with legend rockers guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen and singer David Lee Roth. And what better time to do that, than Van Halen’s 40th anniversary?
The news is yet another Christmas gifts for their fans, although, so far, the tour hasn’t any specific dates. Yet the first tickets will go on sale starting January 10. But, to make the waiting a little bit easier, look for the Van Halen 2012 tour trailer. According to a Van Halen News Desk website, the video was shot at the Roxy Theatre along Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip while the band performed “a brand-new song”.
On top of everything, the band is expected to release a new song or album. Reuters says “it is the band’s first full album with Roth since the CD 1984 which was released on December 31, 1983”. At the same time, it is also the first album since 1998’s Van Halen III with singer Gary Cherone on the microphone.
Maybe teenagers today have no idea what and who Van Halen is, but most of their parents are most likely thrilled with the thought of a new tour. By now, they are probably already looking for their old Van Halen T-shirts and wishing they’d kept their long rock’n’roll hair dues.
Van Halen has had a stormy evolution over the years, which at times made fans feel aggravated towards the band’s members, as it seemed the focus shifted from music to personal drama. It had changed its line up for several times over the years. One of the biggest losses for fans was Roth’s replacement by Sammy Hagar’s who made hits like “Runnin’ with the devil” and “Dance the night away” some of the most popular rock acts for about three decades.