Sources tell Billboard.com a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to produce a 40-date amphitheatre tour by Van Halen this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years.
As previously reported, guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s 15-year-old son Wolfgang has stepped in for original bassist Michael Anthony in the new incarnation of the group, which also features drummer Alex Van Halen.
No word on whether Waldo will be in attendance at any of the shows (If they happen, that is.)
UPDATE: Rolling Stone also has a piece on the tour, noting that everything got underway in December, when Roth went to Eddie Van Halen’s Hollywood home studio and “rejoined the band for a rehearsal, singing fourteen Van Halen classics.” Oh, to have been a fly on the wall for that session! Assuming Eddie’s studio has a wall, and it’s not made out of aluminum foil and gum.