"Van Halen announces 2012 North American tour" is one of those email subject lines I was almost afraid to open. Because, really, the world doesn't need any more Hagar. Yes, I know it's fashionable to hate on the "other" Van Halen singer, but let's be honest: "Poundcake" was his best song. David Lee Roth was always the guy you really wanted to high-kick it with.
And lo! The group, with David Lee Roth, lands at the American Airlines Center on June 20. In addition, they're releasing a new album next month, A Different Kind of Truth, which is Roth's first with the group since 1984's 1984. If their recent club gig was any indication, this reunion might actually be worth it.
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Tickets go on sale January 14 via Ticketmaster and LiveNation.