A second item showed up on the Roxy's official website saying that the band has been rehearsing in secret at the L.A. club for two months. This was a cool inside scoop 'official leak' with a few posts from Roxy personnel.
See the whole thing here, but here is the scoop and a photo:
For the past 2 months VAN HALEN has been rehearsing here 2-3 times a week!!!!!!
Do you have any idea how hard that was to not tell you??
When you come in at 10:00AM and David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and Wolfgang Van Halen are on stage with 3 other people in the room playing “Running With The Devil” and you can’t say anything?! It’s tough, to put it simply.
It all began with a 3 day video shoot for their newest single that you don’t know about yet (shhh) and we were all geeking out like never before. Little did we know, the guys had fallen in love with the room and decided to rehearse for their upcoming unannounced tour for the next 2 months!
We couldn’t film it for obvious reasons, so we’ve decided to share some of our favorite VH moments that happened for the next 2 months.
I am not sure if I will bother with this. If they hit Portland and the tickets are cheap, maybe. But wouldn't it be great if the band's new album - supposedly hitting also in 2012 - is actually good? That would be a big surprise and would put these guys on top again. Everyone loves the rags to riches to rags to riches. In my opinion, VH is now an underdog with low-assed expectations so they can only go up from here.