Van Halen Reportedly Plotting New Album and Tour with David Lee Roth
Published Aug 10, 2010Your local dive bar is about to get a brand new album in its jukebox. Following a successful reunion tour in 2008, Van Halen are reportedly getting set to record a new LP with original frontman David Lee Roth.
According to Billboard, the band have renewed their deal with Warner/Chappell and are "currently in the studio recording an album with Roth that is due for release in 2011."
This will be the first Van Halen album to feature Roth since 1984 (released in the titular year). That album spawned the group's most instantly recognizable song, "Jump," as well as the singles "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher." More recently, the band released Van Halen III in 1998 with singer Gary Cherone.
In more exciting news for Halen fans, the reformed band are planning on hitting the road in 2011 in support of the new album. This year has been a poor year for ticket sales, so we'll have to wait and see whether Van Halen are able to buck the trend. If they're looking to save money, they should probably start by cutting down on their tour rider.