Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different Kind of Truth, which is slated for release in just over a month on Tuesday, February 7. Although tickets for the first part of the tour go on sale next Saturday, January 14, there's no word yet when the Denver date will go on sale, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, keep an eye out for "Tattoo," the first single which drops this coming Tuesday.
VAN HALEN 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
2/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center 2/20/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 2/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 2/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center 2/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 3/01/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 3/03/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 3/05/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 3/09/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center 3/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden 3/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre 3/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 3/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 3/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall 3/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center 3/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center 4/01/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena 4/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center 4/12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 4/14/12 Orlando, FL Amway Arena 4/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena 4/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 4/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum 4/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena 4/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 5/01/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 5/05/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome 5/07/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena 5/09/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome 5/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 5/17/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 5/19/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 5/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 5/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 5/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 6/01/12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center 6/03/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena 6/05/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 6/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 6/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 6/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center 6/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 6/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 6/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center 6/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
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