Monday, February 6, 2012

Van Halen returning to Tampa; check out new single 'Tatoo'

The David Lee Roth version of Van Halen will return to the newly named Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 14.

Ticket prices are $46.75, $76.75 and $146.75 (not including facility fee or service charges). They go on sale 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 11 at  at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster outlets and via To order tickets by phone call 800-745-3000.

The band has confirmed a total of 48 shows kicking off Feb. 18 in Louisville, Ky. including their Tampa stop. Kool and the Gang will join open.

Van Halen releases “A Different Kind Of Truth” on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

It's the band's first original studio album with singer Roth since the mega-seller “1984” came out nearly three decades ago.

I reviewed the first Roth/Van Halen reunion tour when it came through the Forum in 2008 and wrote: "Reunited hard rock heroes play nice but predictability proves boring." 

—Publicity photo of Van Halen taken during Feb. 1 performance at Henson Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

Here's the official video for Van Halen’s new single, “Tattoo.”

Van Halen - Tattoo from Van Halen on Vimeo.

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