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Van Halen will be on tour in 2012, and tickets are available. Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. The band has enjoyed success since the release of its debut album, Van Halen, (1978). As of 2007 Van Halen has sold 80 million albums worldwide and has had the most #1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best-selling band/artist of all time with sales of over 56 million albums in the United States alone, and is one of five rock bands that have had two albums sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. In 1999, the RIAA certified their debut album diamond for ten million in U.S. sales. In addition to being recognized for success, the band is known for the drama surrounding the exits of former members. The multiple exits of lead singers David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone were surrounded in controversy and mass press coverage, including numerous conflicting press statements between the former singers and the band. Following their 2004 concert tour the band was on a hiatus from the public until September 2007, when new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen's place was confirmed and Roth reunion rumors began to re-surface, both events coinciding with the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on March 12, 2007. After years of speculation, Van Halen began a tour with Roth across North America in 2007 and into 2008. On December 26, 2011, Van Halen announced a tour for 2012, and will release their first album in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, on February 7. View available tickets for Van Halen concerts below.

A Different Kind of Truth and Van Halen 2012 tour tickets

In an interview with Guitar World, posted on November 12, 2008, about the making of his upcoming new EVH Wolfgang guitar from Fender, Eddie Van Halen said, in regard to new Van Halen music, "I'll be making music 'til the day I die. I've done all kinds of stuff, and more is coming. I can't tell you exactly when right now. Wolfgang is in the 12th grade and he needs to graduate first. Then I'm getting married in June. We'll pick it up after that."

Eddie Van Halen underwent surgery on his left hand in 2009, following some treatment for arthritis as he felt pain in his fingers during the 2007 tour.

In an interview with Glide Magazine's May 2010 issue Dweezil Zappa commented that Eddie had played him "new stuff from his record". It was not clear from the interview if the music was intended for a new Van Halen record.

In August 2010, Warner/Chappell Music extended its administration agreements with Van Halen (specifically Edward and Alex Van Halen). Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will continue to administer their catalog of works. This press release also stated that the group is currently in the studio recording an album with Roth, that is due for release in 2011.

Van Halen entered the Henson Studio C with producer John Shanks on January 17, 2011. Shanks posted on his Twitter account that he was in the studio with the band and posted a picture of one of Eddie Van Halen's signature amps. The new album will be the first full length Van Halen album since 1998's Van Halen III and the first new music from the band since the three new songs from the 2004's "Best of Both Worlds" compilation. It will also be the first Van Halen album to feature Eddie's son, Wolfgang Van Halen, on the bass in place of Michael Anthony. This will also be the first album to feature Roth on vocals in 27 years, and the first new material with him in 15 years, since the two new songs with him on the Best of Volume I. It will also be the first recorded music from Roth since 2003's Diamond Dave.

On June 16, 2011, Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti claimed that he was invited to 5150 studios and that Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen performed the album live, in its entirety, for Tremonti and a friend.

Producer/engineer Ross Hogarth claimed on July 31, 2011 that "the whole Van Halen record has been recorded." On September 5, 2011, it was reported that the mixing on the new album was completed in mid-August, and production had progressed to the mastering stage.

Their official website was updated on December 26, 2011, announcing that tickets for their 2012 tour would be available starting January 10, 2012. Also on January 10, their first single, titled "Tattoo", will premiere on radio stations. The band's new album from Interscope Records will be released on February 7, 2012. The album is titled A Different Kind of Truth.