Contact Us

Van Halen Launch 2012 North American Tour

Van Halen
Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Van Halen kicked off their 2012 North American tour last night (Feb. 18) in Louisville, Ky. The band is out on the road in support of its new album ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ their first studio disc with singer David Lee Roth in 28 years.

Our brother site Ultimate Classic Rock covered the show and gave it a 4.5 star review (out of 5 stars), praising DLR’s voice and calling the entire band’s performance passionate.

The band kicked off the night with their famous cover of the Kinks classic ‘You Really Got Me,’ and played a 22-song set that featured their greatest hits along with select tunes from the new disc ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’

Check out Ultimate Classic Rock’s full review of the show here, and peep the entire set list here. Van Halen’s tour continues through a June 26 show in New Orleans. See the band’s full itinerary here.

Watch Van Halen Perform Set-Closer ‘Jump’ at Their Louisville, Ky., Kickoff Concert

Subscribe to Loudwire on


Read Ultimate Classic Rock’s Full Review of Van Halen’s Tour Opener

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!