American rock band Van Halen was most popular in the 1980s with hit songs like Jump, Panama and Hot For Teacher. The band has had its ups and downs over the past 30 years. After David Lee Roth left the band in the mid-80s to launch his solo career (Just a Gigolo), the band invited Sammy Hagar (I Can’t Drive 55) to take his place. Then Gary Cherone filled in for Hagar in the late 90s. The band took a hiatus in the early 2000s before reuniting with Hagar, and then Roth again.
Now the original band members are back together for a summer tour. To promote the 39-date tour, which will kick off in July, Van Halen will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 30, and on Ellen on April 2. That’s seemingly all great news for Van Halen fans, but it’s a bit confusing too. Just last month, Eddie Van Halen told Rolling Stone that “Van Halen currently had no plans to embark on another tour.” Van Halen said, “I don’t know what David is up to now. I don’t know if he’s living in New York or Japan or wherever he is.”