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Van Halen sets summer tour, Jones Beach stop

Van Halen will hit the road this summer

Van Halen will hit the road this summer to support its "Tokyo Dome Live in Concert" album. Credit: AP / Invision / Chris Pizzello

Entering its fifth decade as a band, Van Halen is still trying new things – readying its first live album with singer David Lee Roth, its first late-night TV appearance, and a rare tour of amphitheaters that includes an Aug. 13 stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.

Tickets for the entire tour, which launches July 5 in Seattle and runs through Oct. 2 in Los Angeles, go on sale April 4 through Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd will open on the entire tour.     

Building on the release of the double album “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,” which includes 23 songs from the seven albums the Van Halens have done with Roth, next Monday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will shut down Hollywood Boulevard with a concert for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that will air Monday and Tuesday.

The band will also appear on “Ellen” on April 2.

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