Van Halen are coming to OZ in 2013

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February 16, 2013 at 9:03 am Quote #23013

Dutchie
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From Adelaide Now website…

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/david-lee-roth-billy-joel-to-headline-stone-music-festival/story-e6fredpu-1226579471127

BILLY Joel and Van Halen will headline a surprise addition to the Australian festival calendar inspired by the ’70s cult biker film Stone.

The vintage rockers will perform at the inaugural Stone Music Festival at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium over the April 20 and 21 weekend.

It will be a one-off event with hard rock supergroup Kings Of Chaos, Richie Ramone, Buckcherry, Lifehouse and Illumination Road also confirmed for the bill.

Major Australian rock acts, including some reunited 90s chart-toppers, are also expected to be named on the bill in the lead-up to tickets going on sale on Thursday.

Joel is renowned for his love of motorcycles which puts him in the frame for the event while Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth said the film had been discovered in America via “cinephiles” like Quentin Tarantino.

Van Halen have been courted by several Australian promoters to tour here in recent years.

The wonderfully eccentric Lee Roth, who lives in Tokyo with his Australian cattle dog Russell, said he had been encouraging his bandmates to tour outside of America.

“The Van Halens are watching from afar and if anything are just becoming aware that maybe he’s onto something,” Lee Roth said.

He said he was looking to “sharing some strong drink and bulls… stories” with their co-headliner Joel.

The promoters have also joined forces with fans of the 1974 film to recreate The Stone Run, a motorcycle ride down the F3 freeway which was held in 1999 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie.

Back then, about 34,000 mates and movie fans took part.

A single day ticket for the festival starts at $179 and a weekend pass at $319 and go on sale from noon on Thursday.


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February 16, 2013 at 10:18 am Quote #23015

JasonA
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http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/van-halen-jump-at-chance-of-anzac-gig-20130216-2ejud.html

Van Halen jump at chance of Anzac gig

IT’S BEEN off and on again for the past couple of years.

Now it’s been confirmed – Van Halen, with their flamboyant frontman, David Lee Roth, is coming to Australia for the first time in a quarter of a century to headline a brand new weekend music festival.

The inaugural Stone Festival at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium will also feature the original piano man, Billy Joel, the surviving Ramone, and high-profile Australian acts in what promoters bill as a once-in-a-lifetime music celebration timed for the Anzac Day weekend.

The two-day event will feature a commemorative motorcycle ride and hot rod show.
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Although he is approaching 60, age has not wearied Roth. The lead singer ties back his long blond mane these days and has shed the skintight spandex tights.

He carries impact injuries from his robust stage act but continues to choreograph those aerobic leg split jumps.

”Nostalgia is the unrelaxed grip on the past because of the fear of the future,” Roth said.

”It is an artist’s sole responsibility to reflect their life – so whether you are a Beatle or an Andy Warhol or a music classic rocker, let’s move ahead. If you are clinging to an old image it becomes kind of pathological, one-dimensional.”

Van Halen last toured Australia in 1998. This will be the first time the original line-up of the Van Halen brothers and Roth have graced these shores.

Their absence has not been for Roth’s lack of interest. ”You’ll have to ask the rhythm section [why]”, Roth quips.

He alludes to the acrimony that has mired Van Halen. ”They [the brothers] have approached their life from a much more traditional standpoint. They have families, they celebrate birthdays, they sleep regular hours more often than not; I’m truly a wanderer.”

Roth says Australian audiences can expect a playlist reflecting the band’s heavy metal roots, its flamboyant pop tunes and tracks from the band’s critically lauded 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.

”We are one of the few acts that could open for a Jimmy Buffett on one night and play with Metallica on the other and still move with alarming credibility.”

Roth remains unmarried and lives in Tokyo where he learns Japanese, sword play and Japanese fine arts.

”What I do have is groupies who are on their first and second divorces,” he said. ”They email me in advance and describe exactly what they are going to be wearing.

”Yes, I do have issues.”

Tickets for April 20 and 21 will be on sale from Ticketek on February 21.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/van-halen-jump-at-chance-of-anzac-gig-20130216-2ejud.html#ixzz2L4kbOwKa


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February 16, 2013 at 11:01 am Quote #23016

Dutchie
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February 16, 2013 at 11:21 am Quote #23018

bytor
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hope that means more dates round the world.
including the united kingdom :mrgreen:


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February 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm Quote #23022

guitard
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I’ll believe it when it happens.


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February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm Quote #23023

Cut2TheCrash
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The official facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StoneMusicFest


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February 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm Quote #23024

PT5150
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AWSOME news another flight to book…More shows would have to come….
So Roth’s interview with RS must have been a plan…


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm Quote #23025

PT5150
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The must be doing other shows some where.They are not going to fly to Australia in April then back to LA then to Japan in June.

Originally Posted by Dutchie5150
You hearing any rumors of other dates here, Jeff?
No, nothing else. All I’ve been told is that this news is true. And now VH is on the Stone Music Festival’s own website, too.
Jeff Hausman
Van Halen News Desk (VHND.com)
VanHalenStore.com
phone (623)266-3955

Quote: Their absence has not been for Roth’s lack of interest. ”You’ll have to ask the rhythm section [why]”, Roth quips


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm Quote #23026

PT5150
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Can’t you go Dutchie??
Looking at flights today


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm Quote #23029

PT5150
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http://www.stonemusicfest.com/pages/?ParentPageID=67&PageID=68

Van Halen has not toured Australia since 1998. Reunited with dynamic, charismatic front man David Lee Roth, a global smash hit recent album, A Different Kind Of Truth, their first in 12 years; Top 5 in the ARIA charts in 2012, Van Halen are back armed with all their hits and this one-off exclusive show will be the first time the original founding line up of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, & Alex Van Halen have graced our shores. So get ready for a rock assault on Sydney, Saturday night 20 April that will shake the very foundations of ANZ Stadium! Best known for their hits including Jump, Panama and Hot for Teacher, with their latest, She’s the Woman, you won’t want to miss this iconic American rock band in all their explosive, electrifying, guitar-shredding Van Halen glory.

The original line up of Van Halen will play their first Australian show in 15 years when they headline a star-studded bill which also includes Richie Ramone, Buckcherry and a host of other international and local acts.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm Quote #23030

PT5150
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The original line up of Van Halen..
SO IS MIKE ON THE BILL??


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm Quote #23031

vhrob
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PT5150:
The original line up of Van Halen..
SO IS MIKE ON THE BILL??

boy I wish he was bro. That would be a historic moment for sure. I wont hold my breath though… :)

Rob


vhtrading member since 2000


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February 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm Quote #23032

PT5150
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False advertising people saying..Most say original line up with just Dave’s name there.

So which VH brothers from US making the trip over??


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 6:19 pm Quote #23033

PT5150
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What are the prohibited items for this event?

Video cameras, or large lens professional cameras and tripods.
• Audio recording equipment.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm Quote #23034

PT5150
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Jeff at ww.vhnd.com had this to say.
 
We just confirmed with a contact within the Van Halen camp that this info is indeed TRUE. In just over two months, Van Halen will perform in Australia on April 20th! Tickets go on sale Thursdayj


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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