Tickets On Sale Monday, January 16 at 10am!
Van Halen announced their return to the live stage with an 2012 North American tour. The announcement was made Thursday night, during a
once-in-a-lifetime performance, at the intimate Café Wha? in New York City. The World tour will begin their tour on Saturday, February 18th at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Kool & The Gang (????) will join Van Halen for select tour dates, and from what I hear that will include the Louisville stop.
Reserved tickets for the Louisville show, $149.50, $79.50, $49.50 and $29.50 (plus applicable fees), go on sale to the public on Monday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. at for special pre-sale codes for tickets go here, . Tickets can also be purchased at, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. 
In addition, Van Halen confirmed their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7. The first single from the album, "Tattoo", and its accompanying video will be debut simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10th, with album pre-orders
starting that day. A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen's first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multi-platinum album 1984.
According to VH management sources you can expect Van Halen to perform selections from A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs
from their arsenal of epic hits that include: "Eruption," "Running with the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "You Really Got Me," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love,” "Everybody Wants Some," "Unchained," "And The Cradle Will Rock,” "Beautiful Girls,” "Mean Street," "Somebody Get Me A Doctor,” "Jump," “Panama," "Hot For Teacher," "I'll Wait," and more.
Here is what one site has called a "preview" of the CD cover! (it does contain the date 2/7/12..but again is not confirmed as the CD cover)