Van Halen To Rock The Can In May


Thursday, May 24th
The Pepsi Center
Tickets: $49.50 – $149.50
Tickets On-Sale: 1/28

Van Halen emerged from hiatus and played an intimate gig last night at the revered Greenwhich Folk club, Cafe Wha?  In a bit of a surprise the gig earned some rave reviews. According to Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene “the group played a stunningly tight set of songs from their 1978 debut LP all the way through David Lee Roth’s swan song, 1984. It was a show guaranteed to make any crowd go into a collective state of hysteria, but the happiest man in the house could have been Roth himself (Read more).”  This morning it became clear that the band used the tiny show as a way to build hype for the announcement of their heavily rumored 2012 tour as the dates just dropped.

The tour kicks off on February 18th in Louisville, Kentucky and winds its way around the country until it finally wraps up in late June in New Orleans.  Along the way the band will stop at Denver’s Pepsi Center on May 24th.  Tickets for the show go on-sale January 28th.  In a strange twist Reverb is reporting that Kool & The Gang will support?!?!

Cafe Wha Setlist: You Really Got Me, Runnin’ With The Devil, Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Everybody Wants Some, She’s The Woman, Dance The Night Away, Panama, Hot For Teacher, Ice Cream Man, Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love, Jump

Van Halen 2012 Tour

2/18 – Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
2/20 – Auburn Hills, 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
3/1 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
3/3 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
3/5 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
3/9 – 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, Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
3/28 – Washington, DC, Verizon Center
3/30 – Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
4/1 – Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
4/10 – Sunrise, FL, BankAtlantic Center
4/12 – Tampa, FL, Tampa Bay Times Forum
4/14 – Orlando, FL, Amway Center
4/16 – Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial 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
5/1 – Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
5/5 – Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
5/7 – Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
5/9 – 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
6/1 – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
6/3 – Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
6/5 – 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 Airways Center
6/22 – San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
6/24 – Houston, TX, Toyota Center
6/26 – New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Arena