The one thing that'll make the Van Halen reunion with David Lee Roth work and last beyond the band's upcoming tour and new album is if the principals are having a good time. Well, judging from last night's beyond intimate gig at Café Wha? in New York City, that won't be a problem.
This month will be a big one for Van Halen fans, as the band is expected to debut the leadoff single from its long-awaited new album and start selling tickets for its 2012 world tour. But for a few lucky spectators at New York's Cafe Wha?, the fun will begin this Thursday (Jan. 5), when the band takes the small club's stage for what's rumored to be a 45-minute, invitation-only warm-up set.
Van Halen surprised everyone on Dec. 26 with the news of their upcoming world tour and then a couple days later with news of their new album's Feb. 7 release date, but when you're one of the biggest bands in the world, stuff like this just doesn't happen overnight -- the plans have obviously been in the works for quite some time.
The day after Christmas, Van Halen teased long-suffering fans with the news of a 2012 tour, coupled with new performance footage and a mysterious graphic saying only "2.7.12" -- and ever since, we've been trying to figure out what it all means.
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