Van Halen will skip Utah
Music • But if you want to travel or buy an album, you can hear them soon
Published: January 9, 2012 08:12AM
Updated: January 9, 2012 09:58AM
Tribune file photo Eddie Van Halen jams during the Van Halen concert at the Delta Center Aug. 3, 2004.

Van Halen will skip Utah on its upcoming tour. Well, at least they don’t have a cool band opening for them. Kool & The Gang will join Van Halen for select tour dates. Serves Van Halen right.

Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning January 14 at and There will be shows in Las Vegas and Denver for those who want to travel.

In addition, Van Halen confirmed its new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth,” will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on Feb. 7. The first single from the album, “Tattoo,” and its accompanying video, will be debut simultaneously on Tuesday, Jan. 10, with album pre-orders starting that day.

“A Different Kind Of Truth” is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multi-platinum album “1984.”

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The band is scheduled to perform in Denver on May 24, and Las Vgeas on May 27. A number of California dates immediately follow.