Might As Well Jump: Van Halen Returns to Dallas This Summer

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"Van Halen announces 2012 North American tour" is one of those email subject lines I was almost afraid to open. Because, really, the world doesn't need any more Hagar. Yes, I know it's fashionable to hate on the "other" Van Halen singer, but let's be honest: "Poundcake" was his best song. David Lee Roth was always the guy you really wanted to high-kick it with.

And lo! The group, with David Lee Roth, lands at the American Airlines Center on June 20. In addition, they're releasing a new album next month, A Different Kind of Truth, which is Roth's first with the group since 1984's 1984. If their recent club gig was any indication, this reunion might actually be worth it.

Tickets go on sale January 14 via Ticketmaster and LiveNation.

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Fletch
Fletch

I used to really enjoy me some Van Halen (unlike other posters, I'm not opposed to guitar solos), but this reunion just doesn't do it for me.  Yeah...they're all getting old enough that their Social Security checks should start rolling in fairly soon, but my beef is with Van Halen Jr. on bass guitar.  I guess they just could find it in their hearts to send Mike Anthony the reunion invite.  What a shame.  I won't be wasting my money on tickets to this mess.

Kergo 2 Spaceship
Kergo 2 Spaceship

I apologize for my brother. He was caught sniffing glue at the Burleson Walmart again and we had to barricade him in his room for 3 days until he came down off his "Elmer's" high. Mama forgot she left the Commodore 64 running in there and he somehow got on the interwebs. He should be good after we hose him down in the backyard with the dogs.

Steve
Steve

People who slam Sammy Hagar, of all the drivel that came out of the 80s and 90s, are merely outing themselves as philistine train-jumpers.

It's okay to like Sam and DLR, or hate them both, but this "anything but Sammy" stuff is cliche.  They sold more records with Sammy, and I listen to For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and VH2 about the same amount.

If you never shotgunned a Coors Light in the garage, you probably don't get it, and that's okay.  I just think you are criticizing something to which you've never listened.

Christine_Whittemore_28
Christine_Whittemore_28

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Sanders Kaufman
Sanders Kaufman

Whether he calls himself relapsed or clean, ddie's just too pickled to ever play good guitar anymore.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Its kinda odd that a music writer doesnt know that Roth has been back in Van Halen since their reunion tour of 2007-2008 that included 2 Dallas dates. This newly announced tour isnt a reunion tour. Its just a Van Halen tour to support their new album. Album, record, cd, download, whatever the fuck people call it theses days.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Van Halen; they sucked then (needless noodlin' and endless shredding is over-thank god!); so, why would we want to see them now.  Can you imagine a near 60 year old DLR....what a bit.  We used to laugh at the kids that listened to this drivel.  And who doesn't like to laugh at a pothead, with a ripped April Wine tshirt?  I wanna see a Jayhawks, or an original Byrds reunion.....too bad David Crosby died.

jstjohn83
jstjohn83

some dates on sale the 14th.  dallas is not one of them

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Coors Light.....that's effin' goat piss!  I wouldn't clean my driveway with that shite.

krego the starship
krego the starship

Wow really!  I think we all really interested, being that we have been to college, have kids and run our own businesses.......is she a hooker?   Call me at 214-787-1310; my name is Danny.  

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I couldn't IMAGINE listening to that sh+T, the only thing worse would be a new Grand Funk album/cd/download. 

chips O'toole
chips O'toole

yeah.. especially kids like kurt cobain, huh? jayhawks? yeah, right. byrds?? beatles wannabe's always. you must be fuckin' joking..

chips O'toole
chips O'toole

yeah they heard you the first time, douche...

momma kergo shoulda aborted
momma kergo shoulda aborted

Dude, everything that you type on the observer blogs is drivel. Its amazing that one person can have such a total lack of self awareness. You should start your own blog since you find your own long winded musings so entertaining. You are the only one that does. Even the old sportatorium guys wouldnt go to your blog. Everyones mutual dislike of Ritchie Whitt isnt enough to make those guys go out of their way to read your unfunny horseshit. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I guess yer just mad because said bands are always relevant........hey what's cooler than a 63 year old David Lee Roth jumping and yelling?  Go listen to yer Poison album from 1987, you smiling dong.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Fella,    I'm like a running back; I drive it home!  Being frail and wimpy is not me, dude, sir guy.  But thank you!

momma kergo shoulda aborted
momma kergo shoulda aborted

Wow, dude. You are even worse than I thought. You really do get your only validation from posting on blogs. You didnt get a "retort" from me because I actually live on the weekends. I guess you will say that you took an aircard with you when you went camping, hiking, and fishing this weekend because it doesnt take a detective to realize that you posted on the observer blogs ALL weekend long. Of course, with a lonely little man like you, "camping" is probably sitting at the bar at Hooters by yourself for 5 hours and "fishing" is opening up half a dozen cans of tuna at one time for you and your cats. I kinda feel bad for you know. Actually, I just feel bad for the cats. You should break them off some Honey Boy salmon from time to time so at least the cats have something to look forward to.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

yup, you are one of the five in this thing that know the great voice of dissention!  any questions? 

krego the starship
krego the starship

No retort?  Ask yer big brother, the one that snorts meth to help?  You know what they say; "time is the great avenger"; and no one has more time than a meth addict!  Instead of cleaning the toilet for the third time today, or mowing in the middle of the night, he can work on a rambling, angry 28 page synopsis of how you/they hate The Kerg's.  Or you can get a fucking job, you sulking twit!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

You sound REALLY angry dude?  Hey bra, you can "borra" some of said action figures and cats.......it probably gets boring "doing" blow up dolls for years on end?  POW. Tonight, Me...camping........tomorrow-hiking, fishin'.Tonight, You...thinking up angry retort, and tomorrow....AGAIN thinking up angry retort!

ps-I have poo poo more poignant than you. Sir. 

momma kergo shoulda aborted
momma kergo shoulda aborted

Dude, what you dont realize is that you dont make people angry. You are the comedian at the comedy club that is oblivious to the fact that he is bombing. And its even worse when the hack thinks that his material is high brow. Although it is funny that you would call anyone dumb or flaccid when you post a million times a day on a blog under the proud moniker of kergo 1 spaceship. You say that your family loves you? I'm guessing that family consists of a few cats and a shit ton of  "action figures".

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Please don't get the 1000 "evil kerg's" started-please!  Last time we had a swarm, and had to call an exterminator.  And I was banned for a week (even though I was only personally responsible for 4 of them).  Let him rage.  Can you imagine partying with that guy on a Friday night?  After about 18 beers, he realizes how unhappy he is, and starts to fight.  He actually is that guy that you see on Cops, that has no shirt on.

Kergie Out.

Kerry in Krum
Kerry in Krum

I detect you are someone very lonely and jealous of Kergie Claus.  May 1000 "evil" Kerg's attack you this evening.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

The thing is, I do think I'm funny; I actually make myself laugh!  And that is bad to have such a confidence?  OK, nobody likes in here; but, my family loves me; soooooo?  uhhmmm?  why would I stop posting?  IT IS MY JOY to piss people like you off.....my joy; I'm in utter bliss just reading that comment of yours. Sure, if I were weak those comments would disable me, but the thing you fail to realize-is that I'm not!  Any anytime a fuckstick wants to go toe to toe with me in heara; bring it on you you you flaccid, drivel shitting communist.

Kergie Out!

ps-BTW, you are dumb if you think (or thought) Van Halen was cool. This machines kills facists. Also, when did the teacher teach you the word drivel?  Big word for a fifth grader?  POW.

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