Van Halen in San Jo: Oh, God, the monster stirs

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This is a proud day for cougars everywhere. At first it seems unthinkable. Then entirely logical. Sting. Rage. Pumpkins. Now Van Halen. Crashing cd sales is getting the bands back together! -d2

Fans Across The Country Show Their Excitement
For First Van Halen/David Lee Roth Tour In More Than 22 Years

LOS ANGELES - August 20, 2007 - Tickets for the first Van Halen tour in more
than 22 years with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist went on sale this ...

and resulted in immediate sell outs in multiple markets around the country,
including Charlotte, Detroit (Palace), two shows in Toronto, two in Chicago
and one in Philadelphia. Tour producer Live Nation immediately added
additional shows in Philadelphia (Wachovia Center 10/3) and Detroit (Joe
Louis Arena 10/20) which will go on sale this Saturday, August 25th.

An additional stop was also scheduled for Washington DC's Verizon Center
(11/1), extending Van Halen's historic trek to 29 dates in all. Tickets for
the Washington DC date will go on sale this Friday, August 24th. In
addition, tickets for the band's October 30th show at Boston's TD Banknorth
Garden go on sale this Saturday, August 25th.

A complete list of confirmed dates is attached and more information and
tickets are available at Additional announcements
regarding on sale dates will be made in the coming weeks. Individuals who
have the Citi® / AAdvantage® card, the official credit card of the tour,
will be offered access to purchase preferred seats to all U.S. shows.

Fans can enjoy the ultimate Van Halen experience including concert pre-show
parties, backstage access, premium seating and more. For additional details
go to Fans are encouraged to also check in at for additional information.

Van Halen remains one of the most important and influential bands of all
time. Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, the band quickly won a loyal hometown
fan base with their electrifying live shows. From the moment they released
their self-titled 1978 debut album, Van Halen shook the foundations of rock,
thanks largely to Roth's peerless showmanship, Eddie Van Halen's
revolutionary guitar virtuosity and their songwriting abilities. It changed
rock music forever.

The band's first album proved one of the biggest selling rock debuts, with
key tracks like "Eruption," "Running with the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "You
Really Got Me" and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" leading the way. The next
year, the band followed up with "Van Halen II," which included the hit
"Dance the Night Away."

Subsequent albums like "Women and Children First" (1980), "Fair Warning"
(1981) and "Diver Down" (1982), along with worldwide touring, solidified the
band's reputation for innovative and unparalleled live performances. Classic
Van Halen tracks from the early '80s include "Everybody Wants Some,"
"Unchained," "And The Cradle Will Rock," "Beautiful Girls," "Mean Street"
and "Somebody Get Me A Doctor" just to name a few.

With their sixth album, released in and titled "1984," Van Halen rose to
stratospheric heights. Recorded at Eddie Van Halen's 5150 Studios, the
multi-platinum smash yielded one of Van Halen's signature hits, "Jump,"
which remained #1 on the Billboard charts for an astounding five weeks
straight. Other hits from the album include "Panama," "Hot For Teacher" and
"I'll Wait."

The band's record of achievement is hard to top. Presented with two Diamond
Award RIAA Certified Status for their albums "Van Halen" and "1984," Van
Halen joins an elite short list of two-time Diamond Award honorees in the
history of the music industry. The Diamond Award is presented to an artist
for album sales of 10 million or more units. They are also in the Guinness
Book of World Records for having the most #1 hits on Billboard's Mainstream
Rock chart than any other band in history.

Inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in March of this year, Van
Halen has produced a treasured body of work that fans will admire for
decades to come.

North American Dates

Sep. 27 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Sep. 29 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 01 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Oct. 03 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Oct. 07 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct. 10 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct. 14 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House
Oct. 16 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Oct. 18 Chicago, IL United Center
Oct. 20 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 22 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Oct. 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct. 28 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Oct. 30 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Nov. 01 Washington DC Verizon Center
Nov. 03 E. Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
Nov. 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Nov. 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Nov. 23 Glendale, AZ Jobing.Com Arena
Nov. 25 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Nov. 27 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
Nov. 29 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose

Dec. 01 Portland, OR Rose Garden
Dec. 03 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Dec. 05 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Dec. 09 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Dec. 11 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome

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