Van Halen Tour Immediately Sells Out Dates, Additional Shows Added!


Fans Across The Country Show Their Excitement for First Van Halen/David Lee Roth Tour in More Than 22 Years

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tickets for the first Van Halen tour in more than 22 years with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist went on sale this weekend and resulted in immediate sell outs in multiple markets around the country, including Charlotte, Detroit (Palace), 2 shows in Toronto, 2 in Chicago and one in Philadelphia. Tour producer Live Nation immediately added additional shows in Philadelphia (Wachovia Center 10/3) and Detroit (Joe Louis Arena 10/20) which will go on sale this Saturday, August 25th.


An additional stop was also scheduled for Washington, DC's Verizon Center (11/1), extending Van Halen's historic trek to 29 dates in all. Tickets for the Washington, DC date will go on sale this Friday, August 24th. In addition, tickets for the band's October 30th show at Boston's TD Banknorth Garden go on sale this Saturday, August 25th.

A complete list of confirmed dates is attached and more information and tickets are available at Additional announcements regarding on sale dates will be made in the coming weeks. Individuals who have the Citi(R) / AAdvantage(R) card, the official credit card of the tour, will be offered access to purchase preferred seats to all U.S. shows.

Fans can enjoy the ultimate Van Halen experience including concert pre-show parties, backstage access, premium seating and more. For additional details go to Fans are encouraged to also check in at for additional information.

Van Halen remains one of the most important and influential bands of all time. Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, the band quickly won a loyal hometown fan base with their electrifying live shows. From the moment they released their self-titled 1978 debut album, Van Halen shook the foundations of rock, thanks largely to Roth's peerless showmanship, Eddie Van Halen's revolutionary guitar virtuosity and their songwriting abilities. It changed rock music forever.

The band's first album proved one of the biggest selling rock debuts, with key tracks like "Eruption," "Running with the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "You Really Got Me" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" leading the way. The next year, the band followed up with "Van Halen II," which included the hit "Dance the Night Away."

Subsequent albums like "Women and Children First" (1980), "Fair Warning" (1981) and "Diver Down" (1982), along with worldwide touring, solidified the band's reputation for innovative and unparalleled live performances. Classic Van Halen tracks from the early 80's include "Everybody Wants Some," "Unchained", "And The Cradle Will Rock", "Beautiful Girls", "Mean Street" and "Somebody Get Me A Doctor" just to name a few.

With their sixth album, released in, and titled "1984", Van Halen rose to stratospheric heights. Recorded at Eddie Van Halen's 5150 Studios, the multi-platinum smash yielded one of Van Halen's signature hits, "Jump," which remained #1 on the Billboard charts for an astounding five weeks straight. Other hits from the album include "Panama," "Hot For Teacher" and "I'll Wait."

The band's record of achievement is hard to top. Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status' for their albums "Van Halen" and "1984", Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees in the history of the music industry. The Diamond Award is presented to an artist for album sales of 10 million or more units. They are also in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most #1 hits on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart than any other band in history.

    Inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in March of this year, Van
Halen has produced a treasured body of work that fans will admire for decades
to come.

                                VAN HALEN TOUR
                             North American Dates

    Sep. 27           Charlotte, NC             Charlotte Bobcats Arena
    Sep. 29           Greensboro, NC            Greensboro Coliseum
    Oct. 01           Philadelphia, PA          Wachovia Center
    Oct. 03           Philadelphia, PA          Wachovia Center
    Oct. 07           Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre
    Oct. 10           Cleveland, OH             Quicken Loans Arena
    Oct. 12           Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre
    Oct. 14           Indianapolis, IN          Conseco Field House
    Oct. 16           Chicago, IL               Allstate Arena
    Oct. 18           Chicago, IL               United Center
    Oct. 20           Detroit, MI               Joe Louis Arena
    Oct. 22           Auburn Hills, MI          Palace of Auburn Hills
    Oct. 24           Minneapolis, MN           Target Center
    Oct. 26           Kansas City, MO           Sprint Center
    Oct. 28           St. Louis, MO             Scottrade Center
    Oct. 30           Boston, MA                TD Banknorth Garden
    Nov. 01           Washington DC             Verizon Center
    Nov. 03           E. Rutherford, NJ         Continental Airlines Arena
    Nov. 13           New York, NY              Madison Square Garden
    Nov. 20           Los Angeles, CA           Staples Center
    Nov. 23           Glendale, AZ              Jobing.Com Arena
    Nov. 25           San Diego, CA             Cox Arena
    Nov. 27           Sacramento, CA            Arco Arena
    Nov. 29           San Jose, CA              HP Pavilion at San Jose
    Dec. 01           Portland, OR              Rose Garden
    Dec. 03           Seattle, WA               Key Arena
    Dec. 05           Vancouver, BC             General Motors Place
    Dec. 09           Edmonton, AB              Rexall Place
    Dec. 11           Calgary, AB               Pengrowth Saddledome


About Live Nation

Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, The Police, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) and Fillmore(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."

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