Van Halen to tour in 2012
The news was released on Van-Halen.com through a series of video clips. Specific tour dates will be unveiled soon, with tickets starting to go on sale Jan. 10.
The 2012 tour is expected to feature Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen. Roth parted ways from the group in 1985. In the years since, Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone took turns as frontman. Roth joined Van Halen at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1996 before returning for a tour the following year.
Original bassist Mike Anthony is not expected to perform with the 2012 line-up, as he’s busy playing with Hagar in Chickenfoot.
In November, Van Halen signed a new deal with Interscope Records and the group has been working their first studio album with Roth on vocals since 1984. It will also mark Van Halen’s first new studio release since 1998’s “Van Halen III.”