I hope to see them July 3rd in Toronto! Woooooooo!!!!

Van Halen reunion tour itinerary continues to grow
Van Halen has added more dates to its summer tour schedule as fans continue to wait for information on the group’s forthcoming best-of set.
The band–which last month announced plans to mount a reunion tour with singer Sammy Hagar–has added to its itinerary new stops in Richmond, VA; Albany, NY; Hartford, CT; Oklahoma City, OK; and San Diego, as well as a second consecutive night in Philadelphia.
The group has also juggled some previously announced shows: a July 1 stop in Pittsburgh is now set for June 29; a July 6 stop in Columbus, OH, has been pushed back to July 7; and a July 7 stop at Indianapolis’ Conseco Fieldhouse now takes place on July 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Ticket on-sale dates have been announced for a number of shows. Details are shown below.
Van Halen’s summer tour will be its first with Hagar since he and the other group members–guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony–split on bad terms in 1996.
Hagar first joined the group in 1985 after original Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth left to pursue a solo career. The Hagar-fronted lineup released four multi-platinum studio albums–“5150” (1986), “OU812” (1988), “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” (1991) and “Balance” (1995)–and one live set, “Live: Right Here, “Right Now” (1993).
The group plans to release this summer a greatest-hits collection that will also feature new material recorded since Hagar returned to the fold several months ago; Hagar recently told radio host Howard Stern that one of those new songs is titled “It’s About Time.”
A Warner Bros. spokesperson, who last week said that a press release containing information on this hits package would surface this week, said on Friday (4/9) that no information was available.
Tour Itinerary
June 2004
11 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (on sale now)
13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium (on sale now)
14 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum (on sale to be announced)
16 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center (on sale now)
17 – Philadelphia, PA – (on sale 4/24)
19 – Worcester, MA – Worcester’s Centrum Centre (sold out)
20 – Worcester, MA – Worcester’s Centrum Centre (on sale now)
22 – East Rutherford, NJ – Continental Airlines Arena (sold out)
23 – East Rutherford, NJ – Continental Airlines Arena (on sale now)
25 – Washington, DC – MCI Center (on sale now)
26 – Albany, NY – Pepsi Arena (on sale tba)
28 – Hartford, CT – Hartford Civic Center (on sale tba)
29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mellon Arena (on sale tba)
July 2004
1 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale tba)
2 – Cleveland, OH – Gund Arena (on sale 4/17)
3 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre (on sale 4/24)
7 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center (on sale 4/17)
10 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena (on sale now)
11 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills (on sale now)
19 – Chicago, IL – United Center (on sale tba)
22 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (on sale now)
25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center (on sale
26 – Kansas City, MO – Kemper Arena (on sale now)
28 – Saint Louis, MO – Savvis Center (sold out)
29 – Saint Louis, MO – Savvis Center (on sale now)
31 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center Omaha (on sale 4/24)
August 2004
1 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (on sale tba)
5 – Phoenix, AZ – America West Arena (on sale 4/24)
6 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center (on sale now)
7 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center (sold out)
10 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion (on sale tba)
11 – Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena (on sale tba)
13 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena (on sale tba)
14 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center (on sale tba)
16 – Anaheim, CA – Arrowhead Pond (on sale tba)
17 – San Diego, CA – Coors Amphitheatre (on sale tba)
19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center (on sale tba)