1. Headline
  1. Headline
Billboard
updated 3/26/2004 5:35:13 PM ET 2004-03-26T22:35:13

Sammy Hagar has returned to the Van Halen fold after an eight-year break, and the veteran rock band will launch a U.S. tour in June, it said Friday.

The group’s Web site features the greeting “Eddie, Alex, Mike & Sammy Hit the Road” as well as a new photo of the foursome. The trek will play North American arenas beginning June 11 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C., and wrapping Aug. 19 at the Staples Center in its Los Angeles hometown.

Van Halen -- guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony -- has not toured since 1998 and is currently without a record deal after splitting from longtime home Warner Bros. in 2002.

The group is thought to be eyeing the release of a second greatest hits album with a handful of new Hagar-voiced songs but no information has yet been confirmed. Hagar left Van Halen on Fathers Day in 1996, claiming he was fired; his former bandmates countered that he quit.

© 2013 Billboard

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. When do doctors, chefs and cleaners buy generic?

    In drugstores and supermarkets, we’re faced with the choices constantly: Should we buy name-brand products, or save a bit and go generic? Some research suggests that pharmacists and chefs are more likely to buy generic.

    8/27/2014 12:24:21 PM +00:00 2014-08-27T12:24:21
  1. Jeff Gross / Getty Images

    USC football player’s story of rescuing nephew is under scrutiny

    8/27/2014 12:39:58 PM +00:00 2014-08-27T12:39:58
  1. TODAY

    video 9-year-old girl accidentally kills instructor during shooting lesson

    8/27/2014 11:37:50 AM +00:00 2014-08-27T11:37:50
  1. TODAY

    video Tamron on Jennifer Aniston: We don’t have to have kids to care

    8/27/2014 1:52:09 PM +00:00 2014-08-27T13:52:09