With their first live album to feature David Lee Roth, Live: Tokyo Dome In Concert, coming out on March 31st, Van Halen are making the promotional rounds, or at least one promotional round. The band will be performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, April 2. While it’s a little odd that the band would hit Ellen as opposed to a late night show, maybe they’re more of a soccer mom band these days. And while nothing’s been officially announced, the posting on Ellen’s website announcing their performance says that the band will be headed out on the road:
They are “what dreams are made of”… a legendary, “Unchained,” world renowned rock band that continues to tear up the stage four decades since their beginning. VAN HALEN is here! In a daytime exclusive, the California rockers will take over Ellen’s stage to perform one of their favorite songs as they embark on their Greatest Hits Tour! They’re some of the most talented, wildest and most exciting musicians of all time. Nearly all of Van Halen’s albums have gone triple platinum, featuring iconic records like “You Really Got Me,” “Runnin’ with the Devil” and “Dancing in the Street.” Ellen and her audience will be dancing through the aisles when Van Halen brings the heat to the room!
Is a summer tour in the works? It would make sense, considering that a summer arena tour would be a great way to see the band, and they’re not getting any younger. They also have a (somewhat lackluster from what we’ve heard) live album to support. It’s a little ironic that the first song Ellen’s site references is a Sammy Hagar-era song, though.