New VAN HALEN Compilation In The Works?

January 30, 2007

According to MelodicRock.com, VAN HALEN will likely play two dates in Las Vegas at The Pearl at The Palms Casino on April 27-28 before kicking off a full North American tour sometime late spring. A list of 17 VAN HALEN tour dates was posted online over the weekend, but those are now said to be "merely a proposed itinerary/routing that is no longer valid," according to the site.

In other news, it appears that there are tentative plans for VAN HALEN to release a new compilation via Rhino Records. The collection, which will concentrate solely on the band's David Lee Roth era, will not feature any new material but will "have a little more character" than just a "best of" compilation.

Billboard.com reported last week that a deal was nearly done for VAN HALEN to embark on a summer tour that would include 40 amphitheatre shows.

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen recently told Rolling Stone, "Everything is up in the air. We don't want to say anything prematurely," hinting that VAN HALEN would tour this summer whether David Lee Roth was the singer or not.

The band now includes Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass, replacing original bass player Michael Anthony.

VAN HALEN will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March.

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