Monday, July 11, 2011

Van Halen: World Tour rumored to start in November

One of the biggest world tours of the coming year has only a few dates announced so far, but there will be much more to come.

The return of Van Halen, playing its first new album with David Lee Roth in 27 years, is set to happen down under when the band headlines Soundwave Revolution, an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia; the fall dates start September 24 in Brisbane.

But there’s much more around the corner.

Melodicrock reports a trusted source inside the VH camp has advised that tour plans are being locked in for a sizable world tour starting with the above Australia shows in September before re-launching in the US in November.

Word is the VH 2011/2012 tour will commence in November and the source tells Melodicrock that it’s likely the band will stay on the road thru the next Northern summer (mid-2012), with the tour taking in Asia, South America and Europe (watch for the band to possibly headline some festivals in Europe 2012).

In the meantime, work continues on the album and a single might appear as early as next month, says the source, indicating the band are still working on a final mix for the single.

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Soundwave Revolution 2011

Sep 24 – Brisbane
Sep 25 – Sydney
Sep 30 – Melbourne
Oct 01 – Adelaide
Oct 03 - Perth

Full lineup and more details are at the festival’s website here.

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Van Halen – Me Wise Magic (1996)

See also:

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Eddie Van Halen interviewed by Smithsonian magazine
Van Halen mixing new album, says Slash
Eddie Van Halen photo book due in October
PHOTO: Eddie Van Halen with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam
Van Halen: first 2011 concerts announced
David Lee Roth fan reunited with lost camera 12 years later
Van Halen mixing new album?