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Van Halen Announce 2012 North American Tour and New Album, 'A Different Kind of Truth'

Van Halen Announce 2012 North American Tour and New Album, 'A Different Kind of Truth'

Van Halen have revealed details of their 2012 North American tour, as well as confirming that their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, will be released on February 7. The announcement was made during the band's intimate performance at New York City's Cafe Wha? last night. You can view pictures from the show here.

The tour kicks off on February 18, running through until June, with the first tickets going on sale as early as January 14. Kool and the Gang will join Van Halen for select dates.

A Different Kind of Truth represents the first album with frontman David Lee Roth since the classic 1984. The first single from the new record, "Tattoo," as well as its accompanying video will debut on January 10. Album preorders will also begin that day.

02/18 Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
02/20 Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
02/22 Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
02/24 Chicago, IL, United Center
02/28 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
03/01 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
03/03 Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
03/05 Philadelphia, PA,Wells Fargo Center
03/09 Buffalo, NY, First Niagara Center
03/11 Boston, MA, TD Garden
03/15 Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
03/17 Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
03/21 Ottawa, ON, Scotiabank Place
03/24 Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
03/28 Washington, DC, Verizon Center
03/30 Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
04/01 Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
04/10 Fort Lauderdale, FL, BankAtlantic Center
04/12 Tampa, FL, St. Pete Times Forum
04/14 Orlando, FL, Amway Arena
04/16 Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Arena
04/19 Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
04/21 Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
04/25 Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
04/27 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
05/01 Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
05/05 Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
05/07 Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
05/09 Calgary, AB,  Scotiabank Saddledome
05/11 Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
05/17 Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
05/19 St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
05/22 Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
05/24 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
05/27 Las Vegas, NV,  MGM Grand Garden Arena
06/01 Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
06/03 Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
06/05 San Jose, CA, HP Pavilion
06/12 Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
06/14 San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
06/16 Phoenix, AZ, US Airways Center
06/20 Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
06/22 San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
06/24 Houston, TX, Toyota Center
06/26 New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Arena                                             


Photos: Van Halen, Live in New York, including Set List and Gear Shots