Monday, March 31, 2008

Van Halen adds Reno to tour stops

FIRST VAN HALEN APPEARANCE IN RENO SINCE 1992!

Due to overwhelming fan demand, VAN HALEN announced today that they will add Reno, Nevada to their critically acclaimed North American concert tour, bringing fans one of the most successful concert tours in recent memory.

Music fans and the press have responded to VAN HALEN's 2007/2008 tour with passionate fanfare. "For more than two hours, the gods delivered," said Rolling Stone. Playboy magazine recently awarded VAN HALEN as Best Live Act of 2007 in its annual Music Poll in the March 2008 issue.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, the band has always been known for their electrifying live shows. From the moment they released their self-titled 1978 debut album, VAN HALEN shook the foundations of rock, thanks largely to Roth's peerless showmanship, Eddie Van Halen's revolutionary guitar virtuosity and their songwriting abilities. Their music has changed rock and roll forever.

Tickets for VAN HALEN at RENO EVENT CENTER go on sale this Sunday, March 30 at 10am at www.livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone. Tickets are $149.50, $79.50 and $49.50 for reserved seating plus applicable service charges. Fans can purchase tickets for all dates at www.livenation.com.

VAN HALEN continues to team with I love All Access to bring their fans a variety of exclusive VIP Ticket Packages. For more info, go to www.van-halen.com.

VAN HALEN will return to the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 19, 2008. The band, featuring Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen, will perform a full-length concert as part of Tiger Jam XI, a fundraising event presented by AT&T and hosted by golf legend Tiger Woods. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Eddie, David, Alex, and Wolfgang said, "We heard you missed us; we're back! We rev up into high gear at Tiger Jam on the next leg of our tour."

The concert begins in style with up-and-coming R&B singer/songwriter, Ryan Shaw, at 8:30 p.m. VAN HALEN are scheduled to perform at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office and at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Macy's stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

About Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods FoundationSince its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $11 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation and select Las Vegas based charities through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items. Tiger Jam was created by the Tiger Woods Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering young people to reach their maximum potential. Proceeds from previous Tiger Jams have supported Child Haven, Center for Independent Living, Greater Las Vegas Inner City Games, Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas, GRAMMY in the Schools and The VH1 Save the Music Foundation.

Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached an estimated 10 million young people through character development, career exploration, scholarships and grant making programs. Programs developed and supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation all share a similar mission of empowering young people to dream big and to set specific goals to achieve their dreams. Specific programs of the Foundation include the Tiger Woods Learning Center, a youth-education facility and curriculum based in Anaheim, California that will soon expand to Washington, D.C., and Tiger's Action Plan, a nationwide character development program based on Earl D. Woods' book entitled Start Something. The Tiger Woods Foundation recently launched the Fist Pump Challenge, an online program allowing young people to post videos celebrating a personal goal or achievement.

For up-to-date information about the tour and to stay completely informed, visit www.van-halen.com.

TOUR DATES
Thu-Apr 17 - Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
Sat-Apr 19 - Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
Tue-Apr 22 - U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
Thu-Apr 24 - American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Sat-Apr 26 - Scottrade Center, St Louis, MO
Mon-Apr 28 - Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
Wed-Apr 30 - Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Fri-May 02 - John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
Mon-May 05 - RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
Wed-May 07 - Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
Fri-May 09 - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
Sun-May 11 - Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
Tue-May 13 - Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
Thu-May 15 - 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
Sun-May 18 - Giant Center, Hershey, PA
Tue-May 20 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Fri-May 23 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Sun-May 25 - Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Wed-May 28 - Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
Fri-May 30 - Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
Mon-June 2 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

2 comments:

Eamon said...

I wonder whether Van Halen still jumps about as he used to. Mind you Mick Jagger still does and he is 60-odd. Van Halen are great.

Mickie said...

Sad to say, but I don't think Eddie can jump around that much- he's had some knee problems. But perhaps I'll hear otherwise from readers who have caught the recent Halen concerts. Anything to report?? And yes, Halen still rocks!
Mickie