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New Van Halen CD set for Feb. release

Jan. 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Van Halen announced plans to release a new album called "A Different Kind of Truth" next month during a performance at New York's Cafe Wha?.

The CD will debut on Interscope Records Feb. 7. The first single from the album, "Tattoo," and its accompanying video will premiere simultaneously Tuesday, with album pre-orders starting that day, concert promoters Live Nation said.

"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." Roth left the band, which was formed in Los Angeles in 1974, in 1985. He reunited with Van Halen for a string of successful shows in 2007-08.

The group Friday announced dates for its upcoming North American concert tour, which is to kick off Feb. 18 in Louisville, Ky. Kool & The Gang will join Van Halen for select dates.

Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning Jan. 14 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

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