Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Van Halen: Japanese TV special to air next week

Van Halen recently confirmed the details of a fall Japanese tour in support of their latest album, “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

The band will play three concerts in Japan this November, including two in Osaka and one in Tokyo; these shows represent the first Van Halen have played in the country in 14 years.

Now, the Van Halen News Desk is reporting details about an upcoming Van Halen Japanese TV special set to air next week.

The program will be broadcast in Japan on Tuesday, August 7th on BS-TBS, as part of the “Song To Soul” series.

The full hour-long special focuses on Van Halen’s #1 hit, “Jump.”

VHND says that all or most of the footage shown will be brand new, exclusive interviews with David Lee Roth and Eddie and Alex Van Halen discussing the song at Roth’s house, reportedly filmed just two weeks ago.

Just in time for the start of the London Olympics, a UK music industry organization named “Jump” as the most popular sporting song in a new poll of its members - read all about it here.

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Japan tour 2012

Nov 20 – Osaka – Osaka Chuo Gymnasium
Nov 22 – Osaka – Osaka Chuo Gymnasium
Nov 27 – Tokyo – Tokyo Dome

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