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Van Halen announces tour -- second show at The Palace
 

By GARY GRAFF
for Journal Register Newspapers

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Detroit will be the second city to see Van Halen on its forthcoming concert tour.

The hard rockers will play Feb. 20 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, two days after opening the trek in Louisville, Ky. Tickets, priced $29.50-$149.50, go on sale Jan. 14 at the box office and Ticketmaster outlets, with an eight-ticket limit. The R&B group Kool & the Gang will open.

The group is touring for the first time since 2008 and will be promoting a new album, "A Different Kind of Truth" -- Van Halen's first set of all-new material in 14 years and its first with original frontman David Lee Roth since 1984. The first single from the album, "Tattoo," will be released Tuesday, Jan. 10.

As with the 2007-08 tour, the group will feature Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, his brother Alex on drums and Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass in place of Michael Anthony. The quartet played an 11-song set on Thursday, Jan. 5, at New York's Cafe Wha?, a historic nightclub once owned by uncle, Manny Roth.

Van Halen returned to the stage for the first time since the end of its 2007/2008 reunion tour on Thursday night (January 5th) when the band performed at the tiny Cafe Wha? nightclub in downtown Manhattan. The gig also served to kick off the promotional campaign for the group's new album, which is titled A Different Kind Of Truth and is now officially confirmed to arrive on February 7th.

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