A Different Kind of Truth Tour

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A Different Kind of Truth Tour
Tour by Van Halen
Associated album A Different Kind of Truth
Start date January 5, 2012
End date July 24, 2013
Legs 5
Shows 58, 36 canceled
Van Halen concert chronology
Van Halen 2007-2008 North American Tour
(2007-08)
A Different Kind of Truth Tour
(2012)

A Different Kind of Truth (or Viva La Van Halen Tour) was a 2012-2013 concert tour for hard rock band Van Halen. It was Van Halen's tour in support of their 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.

History[edit]

On December 26, 2011, the official Van Halen website was updated announcing that tickets for the 2012 tour would be available starting January 10, 2012. Also on January 10, their first single, titled "Tattoo", premiered on radio stations. The band's new album from Interscope Records entitled A Different Kind of Truth was released on February 7.

Three warm-up shows were played at Cafe Wha? in New York City, Henson Studios in Hollywood, California, and The Forum in Inglewood, California, followed by the kickoff off the 1st North American leg of the tour in Louisville, Kentucky on February 18, lasting until June 26th in New Orleans. Although another North American leg was scheduled to begin July 7 and last until September 25th, it was initially postponed indefinitely and then cancelled due to the band feeling overworked. In November, the band was scheduled visit Japan for the first time since their 1998 III Tour.[1] But due to Eddie Van Halen's emergency surgery for the digestive disease diverticulitis in August 2012, the Japanese tour was rescheduled for 2013, preceded by the band's first show in Australia since 1998.

The US leg of the tour was supported by Kool & the Gang, who opened each show, (except Uncasville), through the end of June.[2] Ky-Mani Marley was set to open each North American show starting with the July dates.[3]

By mid year 2012 the tour had grossed $44.9 million with 448,506 total tickets sold, this put Van Halen as the number 3 tour of the year at that point.[4]

Setlist[edit]

Encore

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Warm Up shows
January 5, 2012 New York City United States Cafe Wha?
February 1, 2012 Hollywood Henson Studios
February 8, 2012 Inglewood The Forum
North America #1
February 18, 2012 Louisville United States KFC Yum! Center
February 20, 2012 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
February 22, 2012 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
February 24, 2012 Chicago United Center
February 28, 2012 New York City Madison Square Garden
March 1, 2012
March 3, 2012 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
March 5, 2012 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
March 9, 2012 Buffalo First Niagara Center
March 11, 2012 Boston TD Garden
March 13, 2012 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
March 15, 2012 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
March 17, 2012 Toronto Air Canada Centre
March 21, 2012 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
March 24, 2012 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall
March 26, 2012 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
March 26, 2012 Reading Sovereign Center
March 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
March 30, 2012 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
April 1, 2012 Rosemont Allstate Arena
April 10, 2012 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center
April 12, 2012 Orlando Amway Center
April 14, 2012 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum
April 16, 2012 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 19, 2012 Atlanta Philips Arena
April 21, 2012 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
April 25, 2012 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
April 27, 2012 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
April 29, 2012 St. Louis Scottrade Center
May 1, 2012 Tulsa BOK Center
May 5, 2012 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
May 7, 2012 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
May 9, 2012 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
May 11, 2012 Edmonton Rexall Place
May 13, 2012 Winnipeg MTS Centre
May 19, 2012 Saint Paul United States Xcel Energy Center
May 22, 2012 Kansas City Sprint Center
May 24, 2012 Denver Pepsi Center
May 27, 2012 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
June 1, 2012 Los Angeles Staples Center
June 3, 2012 Oakland Oracle Arena
June 5, 2012 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
June 9, 2012 Los Angeles Staples Center
June 12, 2012 Anaheim Honda Center
June 14, 2012 San Diego Viejas Arena
June 16, 2012 Phoenix US Airways Center
June 20, 2012 Dallas American Airlines Center
June 22, 2012 San Antonio AT&T Center
June 24, 2012 Houston Toyota Center
June 26, 2012 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
July 7, 2012 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
July 9, 2012 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
July 11, 2012 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
July 13, 2012 East Rutherford Izod Center
July 15, 2012 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
July 17, 2012 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
July 19, 2012 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
July 21, 2012 London Canada John Labatt Centre
July 24, 2012 Toledo United States Huntington Center
July 26, 2012 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 28, 2012 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
July 31, 2012 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
August 2, 2012 Columbus Schottenstein Center
August 4, 2012 Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena
August 6, 2012 Memphis FedExForum
August 8, 2012 Birmingham BJCC Arena
August 10, 2012 Greenville BI-LO Center
August 12, 2012 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
August 21, 2012 Spokane Spokane Arena
August 23, 2012 Portland Rose Garden
August 25, 2012 Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion
August 28, 2012 Fresno Save Mart Center
August 30, 2012 Reno Reno Events Center
September 4, 2012 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
September 8, 2012 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
September 11, 2012 El Paso Don Haskins Center
September 13, 2012 Austin Frank Erwin Center
September 15, 2012 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena
September 17, 2012 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena
September 21, 2012 Moline i wireless Center
September 23, 2012 Ashwaubenon Resch Center
September 25, 2012 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
Asia
November 20, 2012 Osaka Japan Osaka Chuo Gymnasium
November 22, 2012
November 27, 2012 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
Oceania
April 20, 2013[A] Sydney Australia ANZ Stadium
Asia
June 18, 2013 Nagoya Japan Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
June 21, 2013 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
June 24, 2013 Osaka Osaka Chuo Gymnasium
June 26, 2013
North America #2
July 20, 2013[B] Oshkosh United States Ford Festival Park
July 24, 2013[C] Paso Robles Chumash Grandstand Arena
  • Top 200 North American Tours 2012: #8[5]
  • Total Gross: US $49.9 million
  • Total Attendance: 485,172
  • No. of concerts: 50
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances