January is going to be a great month for Van Halen fans. The band is revealing their 2012 plans piecemeal, beginning with the recent unveiling of the album cover with the release date and continuing with tour details and a new song. The Van Halen News Desk reports that ‘Tattoo’ will be available to fans on Jan. 10.
The song — from the still untitled album due in stores and at digital retailers on Feb. 7 — will be the first new material from the band with David Lee Roth since 1984. Little is known about the track but there are also rumors that a music video could surface on the same day.
Jan. 10 is when tickets for the band’s 2012 tour go on sale as well. Although official dates have not yet been announced, the band’s official website promises the on-sale date with three fast-paced, highly produced music videos featuring Roth, the Van Halen brothers and Wolfgang Van Halen. The Van Halen News Desk reports that the tour will kick off as early as next month, in Louisville, Ken.
But before all of that, the band will reportedly play a short club date this Thursday (Jan. 5) in New York City, at the 250-capacity Cafe Wha?, which used to be owned by David Lee Roth’s uncle. We’re going to be in attendance and we’ll let you know exactly how great it all was, and how much to hate us, as soon as the show is over!