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Roth-Fronted Van Halen Preps New Album, Tour For 2011

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Van Halen appears to be on track to release a brand new album with frontman David Lee Roth and hit the road for a supporting tour.

Although rumors about a new album by the band have been making the rounds on the 'net for some time now, the new release appears to have been confirmed by a recent press notice by Warner/Chappell, which stated they have renewed their catalog admin deal with Alex & Eddie Van Halen and that the band is in the studio with Roth on vocals, and Eddie's son Wolfgang on bass, working on an album set for 2011.

Van Halen already has 11 studio albums (10 platinum) under their belt and according to the RIAA, they make the list of the top 20 selling bands. The last album they made with Roth was also one of their best-selling releases, "1984" which was released in 1983.

News of the tour came from comments made by the band's manager, Irving Azoff, during an investor conference call. According to Azoff, the band should be on the road in 2011. Van Halen's 2008 reunion tour with David Lee Roth proved to be major hit and according to Billboard, raked in more than $93 million from one million concert-goers attending 73 shows. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers