This week Van Halen made a major announcement concerning some of their upcoming US shows. The band, which has already revealed plans for a mid-June tour in Japan announced that they would be adding a few shows to their current touring schedule to bring their concert event to fans in the United States. The band, which will be supporting their recent release “A Different Type of Truth” will have two United States tour stops on this jaunt. The band will appear at Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and will also visit the California Mid-State fair in Paso, Robles in July. The current Van Halen line up consists of frontman David Lee Roth as well as Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen. Tickets to these select US shows are on sale and available to the public now.
Another veteran rocker, Pat Benetar made her own announcement this week when she revealed that she will be heading out on a new tour with husband Neil Giraldo and cheap Trick for a short summer tour. The dual headlining event will kick off on June 7th in Lincoln, CA and continue to June 20th in Vienna, VA. After finishing these shows, Benetar and her husband will head out on a second tour that will take them across North America and into the US and to parts of Canada. This two month tour will keep the duo on the road through August. Tickets to see Pat Benetar and to see the singer alongside Cheap Trick are both on sale and available to the public now.
Finally, one of the biggest announcements of the week came when several acts revealed that they would be taking part in Stones Fest. Singer Norah Jones as well as comedian Jason Sudeikis and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys all confirmed that they would be appearing at the festival. The event will visit both New York City and Los Angeles this year. The event, which is slated to celebrate the music of iconic rockers The Rolling Stones will also include performances from Will Forte, Juliette Lewis, Michael Branch, Delta Spirit and more.