Perhaps this is a sign that the apocalypse is nigh. From the Van Halen official website:
VAN HALEN IS BACK!
VAN HALEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR
February 2, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - In what is no doubt one of the most anticipated moments in rock and roll, VAN HALEN officially announces their 2007 North American tour.
The tour will mark the first time since 1984 that original VAN HALEN front man David Lee Roth will perform with Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with new bassist Wolfgang Van Halen for 40 shows this summer.
VAN HALEN fans can look forward to legendary high intensity performances, featuring a set list of the most iconic hits ever produced by America's premiere rock band.
Eddie Van Halen states, "I am very excited to get back to the core of what made VAN HALEN."
Dates and cities are forthcoming, but this could be the coolest tour ever -- not to mention one of the best summers for tours, what with Prince maybe touring, as well. Of course, this still isn't a VH reunion in the purest sense. Bassist Michael Anthony -- perhaps the heartbeat of VH -- was fired and replaced by Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. Who's 15. And going to be on tour. With Van Halen. Who's being fronted by David Lee Roth. Talk about an educational experience.