Easily one of the most famous rock bands in American history, Van Halen was formed in 1972 in Pasadena. While the band has gone through a variety of lineups, Van Halen is currently comprised of Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen. Discovered at a club by Kiss frontman Gene Simmons who then personally paid to produce their demo tape, they were soon signed to Warner Brothers records where the group released its self-titled debut album in 1978. The album reached No. 19 on the charts but the bands real, and to this day most popular, success came with the release of the album 1984. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and gave Van Halen its first No. 1 with the single “Jump”. Still considered one of the most classic songs of the 80’s, this song led to a rush for Van Halen tickets.
Although David Lee Roth left the group in 1985, Sammy Hagar stepped up to help the group gain three multiplatinum albums in a row. As time progressed, the band lost popularity but regained steam with their 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which then led to a reunion tour with David Lee Roth, breathing new life into the band as Van Halen tickets flew off the shelves. In 2012 the band released their first studio album since 1998 entitled A Different Kind of Truth with an accompanying tour. Not ready to settle down yet, in 2015 the band announced a 39 date North American tour likely to be followed by another studio record.
Van Halen 2015 North American Tour
Playing 39 shows across North America, this tour will contain a hit-heavy set of songs making them the most desirable Van Halen tickets in years. With David Lee Roth at the helm, the band is sure to revisit songs such as “Jump”, “Hot for Teacher”, and “Runnin’ With the Devil”. The tour starts and ends on the West Coast in Seattle and Los Angeles respectively.
A Different Kind of Truth Tour
After the release of the 2012 album of the same name, the A Different Kind of Truth tour kicked off in February of 2012. Despite postpones and cancellations due to band members mental and physical states, the tour ended with 448,506 Van Halen tickets sold with 22 shows having been played.
Van Halen 2007-2008 North American Tour
This was Van Halen’s first tour with David Lee Roth since 1985, despite previous attempts at reunions. Despite the fact that Eddie Van Halen’s 17 year old son Wolfgang replaced the original bassist Michael Anthony on the tour, Van Halen ticket sales didn’t suffer one bit and the tour was the most profitable for the band to date.