Roth Rejoins Van Halen
February 5, 2007 at 12:37 PM (PT)
A summer tour reuniting VAN HALEN with the band's former lead singer, DAVID LEE ROTH, has been confirmed by the band's publicist.
The group said in a statement that it would tour with ROTH on vocals for the first time since 1984. Dates and cities have yet to be announced.
"I am very excited to get back to the core of what made VAN HALEN," guitarist EDDIE VAN HALEN said in a statement. VAN HALEN's 15-year-old son, WOLFGANG, has stepped in for original bassist MICHAEL ANTHONY in the new incarnation of the group, which also features drummer ALEX VAN HALEN.
The band rehearsed with ROTH in DECEMBER to make sure the chemistry was right, and the parties then moved forward to sign a contract for 40 concerts this summer.