Wednesday, April 29, 2015

VIDEO: Van Halen rehearse deep tracks ahead of summer tour

Van Halen are currently in rehearsals for their summer tour of North America and the band are sharing video snippets of a pair of rarely-played, deep tracks from their catalog.

“Working on setlist ideas right now,” tweeted bassist Wolfgang Van Halen recently. “Which ‘deep cuts’ or ‘b-sides’ would you like to hear on this upcoming #VanHalen tour??”

This week, the bassist posted some short video clips from rehearsals on Instagram.

“Trying something new today at rehearsal...” he wrote as the band could be heard playing “Dirty Movies” from 1981’s “Fair Warning” album.

Wolfgang followed the first clip up with a second, writing, “Another day, another rehearsal, another tune to try out...” as his father, Eddie, played the introduction to “In A Simple Rhyme” from 1980’s “Women And Children First.”

Van Halen will launch a North American tour in Seattle on July 5 in support of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert”, their first live release with David Lee Roth.

The album features a 25-song set of material from the band’s original, classic era and 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth”, the group’s first studio album with Roth in almost 30 years.

A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on

A video posted by Wolf Van Halen (@wolfvanhalen) on

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