Van Halen announces 2012 tour

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 27 at 6:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Van Halen will tour in 2012.

The rock band has posted a video on its website announcing that the first tickets will go on sale Jan. 10.

The black-and-white video shows guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen, along with original lead singer David Lee Roth and Eddie's son, Wolfgang, on bass. The ticker at the bottom of the video reads: "Van Halen on Tour 2012. First tickets on sale January 10."

No other information is posted on the website.

Van Halen, with its flamboyant frontman "Diamond Dave," was one of the most popular rock bands of the 1980s, but Roth left the band in 1985. Van Halen toured with him in 2007-2008.

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http://www.van-halen.com

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