The July 4th weekend just got a whole lot louder.
Hard driving rockers Van Halen will kick off a North American tour in little ol’ Auburn when it comes to the White River Amphitheatre on July 5 with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.
To promote the tour Van Halen will perform on Monday on Hollywood Boulevard for an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The street concert will be broadcast on both March 30 and 31.
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“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, original lead singer David Lee Roth is on the tour. He and the band will undoubtedly tear through Van Halen classics like, “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher” both on Kimmel and on tour.
Here’s more from the announcement:
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, Calif. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and “1984” were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. Van Halen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.