Van Halen reunites for 2012 tour
Written By MR on Friday, December 30, 2011 | Friday, December 30, 2011
The legendary rock band Van Halen has confirmed that its members will reunite for a 2012 tour, celebrating its 40th anniversary. The news was reported through an official statement on the band’s official website.
Van Halen announced that they will reunite for a 2012 tour. A video trailer was posted on the official website of the band, showing fans a preview of the band’s new structure and giving information about tickets, which will be on sale starting January 10. The teaser was filmed at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California, in November.
A new member of Van Halen was added. Now, the band is composed by vocalist David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s 20-year-old son.
This will be the first tour in the last five year for Van Halen. Founding singer David Lee Roth left the band in 1985, only to come back for the in 1996 for a short while and then return for the 2007 tour. Besides the tour, the band is rumored to be recording their first full-length album with Roth since his leaving in mid 80s.
The band that became famous for the hit “Can’t Stop Loving You” was founded in Pasadena, California, in 1972. The hard rock band was active since then, with a three-year pause from 2000 to 2003. Since its beginnings, Van Halen has had three leading singer:
• David Lee Roth – leading voice in “Running With The Devil” and “Dance The Night Away”, “I’ll Wait” and “Hot For Teacher”
• Sammy Haggar – leading voice in “Why Can’t This Be Love”, “Dreams”, “Love Walks In” and "I Can't Stop Loving You"
• Gary Cherone – leading voice in “Without You”, “I Don't Miss You...Much” and “Left For Dead”