It's really happening!  The new Van Halen CD is done, tour dates are set and, all over the country, promoters are throwing away brown M n M's!!

If you got that M n M joke, you my friend are a hard core Halen Head.  The new disc is going to be titled "A Different Kind Of Truth" and is set for release February 7th.

The first single from it, "Tattoo" will be in our hot little hands Tuesday so be listening for it!!

The tour dates are set also and here they are.  Closest they come to us (so far) is Denver in May or Phoenix in June.  If you have reason to visit any other parts of the country between now and then ... and the band can stay together long enough ... maybe you can catch one of these shows!!

VAN HALEN 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Date City Venue On Sale Date

2/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center January 16

2/20/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills January 14

2/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse January 14

2/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center January 14

2/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14

3/1/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14

3/3/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena January 14

3/5/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center January 14

3/9/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center January 14

3/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden January 14

3/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre January 14

3/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre January 14

3/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place January 14

3/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall TBA

3/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center January 14

3/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center January 14

4/1/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena January 14

4/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center TBA

4/12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum TBA

4/14/12 Orlando, FL Amway Arena TBA

4/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena TBA

4/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena TBA

4/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA

4/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena TBA

4/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena TBA

5/1/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center TBA

5/5/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome TBA

5/7/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena TBA

5/9/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome TBA

5/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place TBA

5/17/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre TBA

5/19/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center TBA

5/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center TBA

5/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA

5/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena TBA

6/1/12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center TBA

6/3/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena TBA

6/5/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion TBA

6/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center TBA

6/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena TBA

6/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center TBA

6/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA

6/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center TBA

6/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA

6/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena TBA