According to the unofficial Van Halen website Van Halen News Desk, the band will announce the first details of its upcoming tour next Tuesday (January 3rd), with tickets set to go on sale a week later. The website also mentions that their as-yet-untitled long-awaited new album is supposed to be out on February 7, 2012, with the first single and video set to premiere on January 10. This will be the band’s first release with original singer David Lee Roth since 1984 (despite the title, it was technically released on December 31, 1983, making this their first release with Dave in 29 years).
The band will regroup next year for a world tour. Earlier this week, they announced that tickets will be available starting on January 10th, supposedly the same day their new single and video gets premiered.
Van Halen released their last full-length studio album, Van Halen III, back in 1998.