FIRST VAN HALEN LIVE ALBUM WITH DAVID LEE ROTH REPORTEDLY COMING IN MARCH
Van Halen will reportedly release its first live album with singer David Lee Roth on March 31st. According to MelodicRock.com, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert was recorded on June 21st, 2013 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan and features 23 songs taken from all seven albums the band has recorded with Roth on the mic, including 2012’s reunion effort, A Different Kind Of Truth.
Roth said that Van Halen’s live set will always feature the classic songs that fans want to hear: “There is a catalog that is as familiar as ‘do-do-do-doom.’ People to this day stop in crosswalks and act out the guitar solos in front of me. With this, you know every single song, you know every guitar lick, every ‘woo,’ every kick, every jump, every drum lick and we can’t afford to shirk that duty.”
The set will reportedly be available digitally, as well as in double-CD and four-LP formats.
In addition, newly remastered versions of Van Halen’s classic Roth-era albums Diver Down, Women And Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning are also being prepared for release in the spring.
Van Halen’s only previous live offering, Live: RIght Here, Right Now was released in 1993 and featured vocalist Sammy Hagar, who replaced Roth in the band after the latter first left in 1985.
Van Halen has been silent since canceling most of a summer 2012 tour in support of A Different Kind Of Truth, although rumors about some kind of new recording project from the band have been swirling for months.