Van Halen will tour North America with singer David Lee Roth for the first time since 1985, it was confirmed at a Los Angeles press conference on Monday.
Roth has reunited with original band members Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen for the trek, which begins in Charlotte, North Carolina on 27 September. The line-up is completed by Eddie’s 16-year-old son Wolfgang on bass.
“This is the press conference you never thought you’d see - especially while we were still young, skinny and good-looking,” Roth says. “It’s a new band with a new sound and new energy from Wolfgang, but we’ll play songs you know as well as the roof of your mouth.”
And the revamped Van Halen are already planning a new album.
“We’re already plotting and planning. The idea is that it will continue on and on,” Roth added.