Thursday, March 26, 2015

Van Halen concert, reissue news

Next Monday, Van Halen will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Hollywood Boulevard.

It will be broadcast over two nights, March 30-31, and marks the band's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. The show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

Van Halen is touring North America beginning in July. Kenny Wayne Shepherd will support all dates. Southern California shows include July 11 at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore (San Bernardino), July 14 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine and October 2 at the Hollywood Bowl. Tickets go on sale April 4 at
and with special pre-sale information being announced locally.

A complete list of tour dates can be found at

The Hollywood Boulevard concert will include songs featured on Tokyo Dome Live in Concert - the first-ever live album to feature Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Japan, the album includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31. Fans who pre-order before that date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring.

Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now. 

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