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 (2012-01-05)
End date July 24, 2013 (2013-07-24)
Legs 2
Number of shows 55 in North America
1 in Oceania
4 in Asia
60 total
Van Halen concert chronology

A Different Kind of Truth (or Viva La Van Halen Tour) was a 2012–13 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. The band did 3 warm-up shows at Cafe Wha? in New York City on January 5, 2012, then at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California on February 1 and at the The Forum in Inglewood, California on February 8 before kicking off the first North American leg of the tour in Louisville at KFC Yum! Center on February 18, and ending the tour in North America on June 26 at New Orleans Arena. The U.S. leg of the tour was supported by Kool & the Gang, who opened each show, (except Uncasville), through the end of June.[1] Although another North American leg was scheduled to begin July 7 and last until September 25, it was initially postponed and then cancelled due to the band feeling overworked. Ky-Mani Marley was set to open each North American show starting with the July dates.[2] By mid year 2012 the tour had grossed $44.9 million with 448,506 total tickets sold, this put Van Halen as the number three tour of the year at that point.[3] The band was then scheduled to visit Japan for the first time since their 1998 III Tour with Gary Cherone/since 1979 during their "World Vacation Tour" with David Lee Roth,[4] however, due to Eddie Van Halen's emergency surgery for diverticulitis in August 2012, the Asian tour was postponed and rescheduled for June 2013, preceded by the band's first Australia show since 1998 at Stadium Australia in Sydney on April 20, 2013. After that, the band kicked off the Asian leg of the tour at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya on June 18, followed by a show at the Tokyo Dome on June 21 (recorded and later released as Tokyo Dome Live in Concert) and ending with two shows at Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on June 24 and 26. The band finished the tour with two shows at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the "Rock USA Festival" on July 20 and at Chumash Grandstand Arena in Paso Robles, California for the "California Mid-State Fair" on July 24. The overall tour was a success.

Personnel[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
January 5, 2012 New York City United States Cafe Wha?
February 1, 2012 Los Angeles Henson Recording Studios
February 8, 2012 Inglewood The Forum
North America (1st leg)
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 26, 2012 Rosemont Allstate Arena
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 7, 2012 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
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 Centre Bel
March 17, 2012 Toronto Air Canada Centre
March 19, 2012 London John Labatt Centre
March 21, 2012 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
March 24, 2012 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall
March 26, 2012 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
Reading Sovereign Center
March 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
March 30, 2012 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
April 1, 2012 Rosemont Allstate Arena
North America (2nd leg)
April 10, 2012 Sunrise United States 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 23, 2012 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
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 3, 2012 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
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 16, 2012 Orlando United States Amway Center (Private SAP show)
May 19, 2012 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
May 22, 2012 Kansas City Sprint Center
May 24, 2012 Denver Pepsi Center
May 27, 2012 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 29, 2012 Reno Reno Events Center
June 1, 2012 Los Angeles Staples Center
June 3, 2012 Oakland Oracle Arena
June 5, 2012 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
June 7, 2012 Fresno Save Mart Center
June 9, 2012 Los Angeles [5] Staples Center Arena
June 12, 2012 Anaheim Honda Center
June 14, 2012 San Diego Viejas Arena
June 16, 2012 Phoenix US Airways Center
June 18, 2012 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
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
North America (3rd leg) (Cancelled)
July 7, 2012 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
July 9, 2012 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
July 11, 2012 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
July 13, 2012 East Rutherford Meadowlands Arena
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 Value City Arena
August 4, 2012 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
August 6, 2012 Memphis FedExForum
August 8, 2012 Birmingham Legacy Arena
August 10, 2012 Greenville BI-LO Center
August 12, 2012 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena
United States (4th leg) (Cancelled)
August 21, 2012 Spokane United States Spokane Veterans Memorial 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 1, 2012 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 4, 2012 Salt Lake City Energy Solutions Arena
September 6, 2012 Tucson Tucson Arena
September 8, 2012 Albuquerque Tingleu 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 19, 2012 Omaha Century Link Arena
September 21, 2012 Moline iWireless Center
September 23, 2012 Ashwaubenon Resch Center
September 25, 2012 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
Asian LEG (Cancelled)
November 20, 2012 Osaka Japan Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
November 22, 2012
November 25, 2012 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
November 27, 2012 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
2013
Stone Music Festival
April 20, 2013 [A] Sydney Australia Stadium Australia
Asian Leg
June 18, 2013 Nagoya Japan Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
June 21, 2013 Tokyo Tokyo Dome (Tokyo Dome Live in Concert)
June 24, 2013 Osaka Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
June 26, 2013
North America (final leg)
July 20, 2013 [B] Oshkosh United States Ford Festival Park (Rock USA Festival)
July 24, 2013 [C] Paso Robles Chumash Grandstand Arena (California Mid-State Fair)

Information[edit]

  • Top 200 North American Tours 2012: #8[6]
  • Total Gross: US $49.9 million
  • Total Attendance: 485,172
  • No. of concerts: 50
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances