Van Halen Announces 2012 Tour On Twitter, Official Site

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Soon. But older. And less hair.
Here it is folks, your first stirrings of Van Halen's 2012 tour, long rumored, but now a sweet reality. OK, we won't believe it until we have a tour tee in our hands outside Toyota Center and a sweaty, torn ticket stub in our wallet.

Late Sunday night on Twitter, David Lee Roth tweeted a Vimeo and a YouTube clip of what appears to be the band, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and himself working out live moves on a sound stage. Wolfgang Van Halen, now a bear of a man, is seen on bass guitar. VH's own official Facebook and Twitter accounts also stirred with the news.

Imagine our surprise coming home from holiday revelry to see this. More clips can be seen on the band's official site here.

Stay tuned to Rocks Off in the coming days for more details as they come, including more about the new album that is supposed to be coming along with the tour. Our sources who are close to the sessions say that the material isn't a perfect synthesis of old VH and a newer model, with Wolfgang's youthful bite. We'll see what that means soon we guess.

Naturally, fans were already complaining about the lack of new tunes on these new promo clips. The reaction was mostly positive, save for the usual angry pro-Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony folks who are still chapped about the ousting of both men from the VH lineup for Roth and the younger Van Halen.

Check out this recent blog from sister blog West Coast Sound about the band's "no brown M&M's" rule. It sheds light on what on the outset seems like a free-wheelin' rock star move.

Expect this new tour - Lord willing - to come through Houston spring or summer, fall at the latest. Either way, we will be salivating the whole time.

Van Halen - Panama Trailer from Van Halen on Vimeo.


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Jim Porter
Jim Porter

Aw man I was hoping for the classic Gary Cherone lineup.

Jessica
Jessica

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Dan
Dan

It's a shame Dave turned into a flaming Liberace.

R_train_90210
R_train_90210

I can't believe it. The dream lives on !!!!!

Hank1980
Hank1980

Without Wolfgang Van Halen would have probably never played again..you want mike buy a chickenfoot cd..But it`s seems not many people really cared about Mike since Chickenfoots newest cd disapeared.No one wants chcikenfoot they want VAN HALEN !!!! DAVE EDDIE ALEX WOLFGANG.THANKS YOU WOLFGANG FOR BRINGING DAVE BACK ..

The Dancing Man
The Dancing Man

I don't care if they have new material or not, this will be a site to be seen. We're talking the original front man, Diamond Dave. Too bad they can't work things out with Michael Anthony... Let Wolfie go and be a kid, bring back the original bass player.

Guest
Guest

Whatever train wreck this turns out to be, I want to witness it! 

Bruiser
Bruiser

A late Christmas present...my 9 year-old daughter is a huge VH/DLR fan and is gonna be there with me!

Tatertodd
Tatertodd

That's right, come to the Toyota Center in HOUSTON, TX!

nigeynugs
nigeynugs

Please, please let this include some UK dates!!

Vettldy
Vettldy

Have you lost your mind?!

robert from riverside
robert from riverside

i agree there is no van halen with out michael anthony,after all those years i love eddie but thats was wrong what they did to mikey.i love van halen with all my heart but that was it for me with this band.pissed off riverside

Redrocr
Redrocr

This is a trainwreck and so is David Lee Roth!!! Sammy Hagar took this band to much greater heights!!! What did David Lee Roth do after he was booted from VH??? Not much worth mentioning...Sammy on the other hand has 10+ albums out since!!! That would have been the real concert to see...VH with Sammy and Mike, if Eddie could keep his ego and drinking in check...

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