Sources say a Hollywood press conference in one week will announce a 50-date American arena tour by Van Halen to begin in early October. The tour will feature founding Van Halen members David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Van Halen, with Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass.
A proposed summer amphitheater tour by the group, first tipped here, never got off the ground, with Eddie Van Halen entering a rehabilitation facility for undisclosed reasons in March.
In the months since, the artist has been seen publicly looking healthy and fit, and Billboard.com reported a month ago that several arena holds were in place in major markets for potential Van Halen dates.
Van Halen last toured in 2004 with vocalist Sammy Hagar, grossing nearly $40
million, according to Billboard Boxscore. Roth has not fronted the band on tour in more than 20 years.