And The Cradle Will Rock… Van Halen announce 2015 North American Tour, three New England dates


Van Halen has announced a tour of North America that begins July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheater, with concerts scheduled through October 2 ending in Los Angeles, California at the Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 with special pre-sale information being announced locally.

New England has landed three of the announced 39 dates including one in Mansfield on Saturday night, August 1 at the Xfinity Center. The additional somewhat-in-the-area shows are Bangor, Maine Thursday July 30 and Hartford, CT Tuesday, August 11. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

In celebration of a 2015 summer and fall tour, VH will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show. It marks the band’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth.


The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan the set includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015.

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Van Halen’s last tour with Roth, who they reunited with in 2007 after more than two decades apart, went from 2012 to 2013 and was in support of the band’s first album with Roth in 28 years, the critically acclaimed A Different Kind of Truth. In addition to Roth, the group is rounded out by Eddie and Alex Van Halen on guitar and drums and Eddie’s son Wolfgang on bass.


Sunday, July 5 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 7 Portland, OR Amphitheater Northwest
Thursday, July 9 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Saturday, July 11 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, July 16 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 18 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Monday, July 20 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 22 Bonner Springs, MO Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Friday, July 24 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 28 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Thursday, July 30 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, August 1 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Monday, August 3 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wednesday, August 5 London, ON Western Fair District
Friday, August 7 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 9 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday, August 11 Hartford, CT Xfinity Center
Thursday, August 13 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, August 23 Hershey, PA Hershey Park
Tuesday, August 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday, August 27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, August 29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Monday, August 31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday, September 2 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Friday, September 4 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sunday, September 6 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wednesday, September 9 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Friday, September 11 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday, September 13 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 15 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday, September 17 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday, September 21 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday, September 23 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday, September 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday, September 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday, September 30 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday, October 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

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