READING, PA—FEBRUARY 13, 2012—Van Halen, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time, will perform live at the SMG managed Sovereign Center in Reading, PA, Monday, March 26, as part of their 2012 North American tour.
Known around the world for some of the most iconic live performances in music history, this marks the first appearance for this legendary rock band at the Sovereign Center. Kool & The Gang will join Van Halen to round out the great night of entertainment. “We are thankful Live Nation and SMG partnered to enable us to bring Van Halen to Reading. It is a great testament for the community considering we are the smallest venue on the Van Halen tour this spring”, stated SMG Regional GM, Zane Collings. “We have seen other larger than life acts sell out the Sovereign Center. SMG anticipates the community will do the same and make Van Halen a sell out!” Other rockers that have sold out the Sovereign Center include Elton John, The Eagles, Cher, Pearl Jam, Tim McGraw, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Barry Manilow, Def Leppard and more.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. at the VF Outlet Box Office at the Sovereign Center, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com.
In addition, Van Halen released their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, . by Interscope Records on Tuesday, February 7. The first single from the album, "Tattoo", and its accompanying video debuted simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10, with album pre-orders starting that day. 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.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album displaying unparalleled stage presence, revolutionary musicianship, and extraordinary songwriting abilities. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. Among a long list of awards, recognition and accolades, Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees in the history of the music industry. Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status' for their albums Van Halen and 1984, the band has produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come.
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