VAN HALEN WITH ROTH

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Van Halen Reuniting With David Lee Roth For Tour


Original Van Halen lineup
As was reported at Billboard.com, contracts are in the works to bring a 40-date amphitheatre tour featuring the original Van Halen lineup for this summer. This will be David Lee Roth’s first time with the band in more than 20 years.

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen‘s 15-year-old son Wolfgang has replaced original bassist Michael Anthony in the new incarnation of the group, which also features drummer Alex Van Halen.

Van Halen last toured in 2004 with vocalist Sammy Hagar, grossing nearly $40 million. Hagar refused to collaborate further with Eddie and Alex Van Halen after the tour’s completion (“I don’t get along with Eddie anymore, and that’s all there is to it,” he told Billboard.com in August 2005), although he has consistently played live with Anthony in recent years. The warring factions may wind up meeting in public in March when Van Halen is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.