More Van Halen Dates

Ever since Van Halen announced its 2012 tour plans earlier this year, fans have been eyeing that last date on the schedule, praying that the band would extend its tour past the June 26 gig in New Orleans.

Yesterday those prayers were answered with the addition of 18 more shows in support of the band’s new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, beginning July 7 in Uncasville, Conn., and running through Aug. 12 in Cincinnati.

Here’s the new stretch. .

July 7 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
July 9 – Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
July 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
July 13 – E. Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
July 15 – Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
July 17 – Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
July 19 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
July 21 – London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
July 24 – Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
July 26 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
July 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
July 31 – Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen Co. War Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 2 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Aug. 4 – Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena
Aug. 6 – Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
Aug. 8 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
Aug. 10 – Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
Aug. 12 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena

Ky-mani Marley opens on all dates.