Daily Archives August 14, 2007

Van Halen and David Lee Roth announce tour.

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They’re in their 50s now, and they’ve traded their long heavy-metal locks for close-cropped cuts, but the original members of Van Halen are back in business and promise that they’re better than ever.

“Usually, when a band comes back like us, it’s rockers with walkers,” frontman David Lee Roth told reporters at the Four Seasons Hotel here on Monday. “This is anything but.”

Van Halen held a press conference to announce a 25-date concert tour beginning Sept. 27 in Charlotte, N.C. The re-formed group features three original members Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen along with Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, on bass.

“This is not a reunion,” said Roth, 51. “This is a whole new band.”

“It is totally blowing our minds and I think it will yours, too,” said Eddie Van Hale...

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