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Van Halen tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Tickets will go on sale Monday (Jan. 16) for a Louisville concert by legendary rock band Van Halen. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will begin their 2012 North American Tour on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the KFC Yum! Center. Kool & The Gang will open the show.

Tickets for the Louisville show are $29.50, $49.50, $79.50 and $149.50, reserved. Prices include facility fees. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday at 10 a.m. by Internet at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

In addition to the concert tour announced last week, Van Halen confirmed their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7. The first single from the album, “Tattoo”, and its accompanying video debuted January 10. The new album is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multiplatinum album 1984.

When the tour opens in Louisville, fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from the new album alongside songs from their arsenal of epic hits that include: “Eruption,” “Running with the Devil,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “You Really Got Me,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Unchained,” “And The Cradle Will Rock,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Mean Street,” “Somebody Get Me A Doctor,” “Jump,” “Panama,” “Hot For Teacher,” and “I’ll Wait.”

The Los Angeles Times recently called Van Halen “a force of nature” and “one of the flat- out greatest rock bands on the planet.” The band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

The band was formed in Los Angeles in 1974 and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.

Kool & The Gang’s blend of jazz, R&B, funk and pop has been created and performed by the same core of players for more than 30 years: Robert “Kool” Bell, his brother Khalis Bayyan, their longtime friends Dennis “DT” Thomas and George “Funky” Brown.

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