VAN HALEN played an hour-long secret show on Wednesday night (February 1) at Henson Studios in Hollywood, California. The audience of about 250 attendees saw the band perform three songs from its new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, including “She’s The Woman”, “The Trouble With Never” and first single “Tattoo”, as well as a brace of classics like “You Really Got Me”, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, “Unchained” and “Dance The Night Away”. The show served as a launch party for the record, as well as a warm-up for the band’s tour, which kicks off on February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The unofficial VAN HALEN web site Van Halen News Desk is now streaming audio of three songs from last week’s show. Check out “You Really Got Me”, “Runnin’ With The Devil” and “Unchained” below.
The encore of “Jump” featured an eight-person drum line and a dozen Vegas showgirls that led the crowd out at the end of the song.
“A Different Kind Of Truth” is VAN HALEN‘s first album with original singer David Lee Roth in 28 years.
Roth told the Los Angeles Times that the band has gone back into its archives to find previously unreleased material upon which to build the record, saying, “It’s material that Eddie [Van Halen, guitar] and I generated, literally, in 1975, 1976 and 1977.”
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