Van Halen Information
With more Top 100 hits in the â€˜80s than any other pop, rock or heavy metal band of that decade, Van Halen was and still is the forefront of rock and roll. As one of five rock bands ever to have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S., Van Halen has had different phases of their career, beginning with David Lee Rothâ€™s reign from â€™74 to â€™85, Sammy Hagarâ€™s stardom-inducing substitution from â€™85 to â€™96 to temporary reunions with Roth and former member Gary Cherone followed by a four year hiatus and two massive reunion tours with both Hagar and Roth.
In 2007, after more than three decades of establishing their catalog as one of the most enduring in the history of popular music, Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With 11 studio albums under their belt, Van Halen is the 19th best-selling group of all time in the U.S., with more than 56 million albums sold in the U.S., ten of them certified platinum or multi-platinum, six albums that reached No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and two, â€œVan Halenâ€ and â€œ1984,â€ achieving diamond certification.
On September 17, 2007, Van Halen launched their reunion tour with Roth. It was a massive success, raking in a total gross of more than $93 million and close to one million in attendance from 74 shows. A press release in August 2010 announced that the band would record a new album. It would be the band's first studio album since 1998's "Van Halen III," which featured vocals by Gary Cherone, and the first with Roth since 1983's "1984," one of the band's best-selling albums.
The first single from the album, â€œTattoo,â€ was released on January 10, 2012, the same day they announced tickets would be going on sale for a new tour. The new album, A Different Kind of Truth, dropped on February 7, 2012. The tour will kick off on February 18, 2012 in Kentucky and continue on throughout the U.S. and Canada.
As always, tickets for Van Halenâ€™s 2012 tour will be in high-demand for all stops.