Reunited Van Halen Prep A Different Kind Of Truth, Tour

It’s been a long, long time since Van Halen released an album with their cartoonishly awesome first frontman David Lee Roth. Diamond Dave and the band parted ways spitefully after they released the 1984 album 1984, and then the band went on to make a bunch of bullshit with Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone replacing Dave. A couple of years ago, though, Roth and Van Halen reunited for a long arena tour, and now they’ve finally made another album. It’s called A Different Kind Of Truth, and it drops 2/7 on Interscope. The single “Tattoo” arrives Tuesday.

Last night, the band got together — with Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang once again lamely replacing original bassist Michael Anthony — to play a small show at New York’s Café Wha?, and they’ve got a whole bunch of much larger arena shows coming up. In February, the band will head out on a bigass North American tour. Kool & The Gang, awesomely enough, will open some of the dates. We’ve got their itinerary below, along with some video of last night’s “Panama,” video.

2/18 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
2/20 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills
2/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2/24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
2/28 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/03 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
3/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
3/09 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
3/11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
3/15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
3/17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
3/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
3/24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
3/28 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
3/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
4/01 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
4/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
4/12 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
4/14 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
4/16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
4/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
4/21 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
4/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
4/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
5/01 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
5/05 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
5/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
5/09 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
5/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
5/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
5/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
5/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
5/24 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
5/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
6/03 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
6/05 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
6/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
6/14 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
6/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
6/20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
6/22 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
6/24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
6/26 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena