Behind its first new album with singer David Lee Roth since 1984, Van Halen will kick off a four-month U.S. tour next month, with Bay Area stops slated for June 3 at Oakland's Oracle Arena and June 5 at HP Pavilion in San Jose.
Tickets for some shows go on sale Jan. 14. West Coast on-sales dates and ticket prices have not been announced.
The tour begins Feb. 18 in Louisville, Ken., and currently extends into late June. The band played a 11-song warm-up gig Thursday at the small Café Wha?, owned by Roth's uncle Manny Roth, in New York. The set included no new songs, according to the website Van Halen News Desk, but feature a re-worked version of "She's the Woman," a song originally included in the band's early demo tapes in the mid-1970s, part of which became "Mean Street" on 1981's "Fair Warning."
Yes, it's already all over YouTube. Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgFEFIYQ9SA (warning: the sound in the clip isn't so hot).
Sources have said new single "Tattoo" will be released Tuesday. David Lee Roth told fans Thursday the new album, set for a Feb. 7 release, will be called "A Different Kind of Truth.