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By Jennifer Choi | May 15, 2008
Van Halen, known for its drama-filled history as much as for its musical successes, heads to the 1st Mariner Arena tonight. The Van Halen Tour is the group's first since 2004 and its first with original singer David Lee Roth since 1985. The current roster also includes Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen. Last year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the hard-rocking band, which has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Van Halen performs at 7:30 p.m. The arena is at 201 W. Baltimore St. $47.50-$123.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Van Halen is extending its national tour and will perform at 1st Mariner Arena this summer. The band's show has been set for July 15, promoter Live Nation announced Tuesday morning. The show is a huge coup for 1st Mariner, which had badly wanted the band to play the venue on the first leg of the tour but which, in a recurring pattern , lost out to the larger, newer Verizon Center in Washington. It appears the show will be the band's first in the city since 2008.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2012
Van Halen confirmed late Thursday night rumors they'd teased a few weeks ago: they're going on tour this year.  And yes, David Lee Roth is coming along. The tour, the band's first since 2008, will stop at the Verizon Center in DC March 28 .  Van Halen announced the tour near the end of last year , a sort of late Christmas present. But the news was short on details - not how long the tour would last, or where it would stop. They made the official announcement Thursday night at an intimate performance at New York City's Cafe Wha?
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March 29, 2012
Contributor Lexie Mountain is an epic Van Halen fan, and has an epic review of Wednesday night's show at the Verizon Center. I have to admit: I was hoping for VAN HALEN-CON 2012. Sort of like Burning Man, but with a greater possibility of being set on fire by an errant can of Aqua Net or hassled in the parking lot by some toughs in Thom McAns. You know, a real circus. I wanted to fear for my life. But I did not fear for my life. Whole families, with their kids wearing Styx t-shirts, had come to see Van Halen at the Verizon Center Wednesday night.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Van Halen is extending its national tour and will perform at 1st Mariner Arena this summer. The band's show has been set for July 15, promoter Live Nation announced Tuesday morning. The show is a huge coup for 1st Mariner, which had badly wanted the band to play the venue on the first leg of the tour but which, in a recurring pattern , lost out to the larger, newer Verizon Center in Washington. It appears the show will be the band's first in the city since 2008.
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By Brian McCollum and Brian McCollum,McClatchy-Tribune | November 1, 2007
For a certain breed of Van Halen fan, it's like finally getting to scratch a pesky itch. More than 20 years have passed since David Lee Roth was unceremoniously dumped from his band in favor of vocalist Sammy Hagar, carving a schism between Van Halen aficionados and creating years of frustration for fans of the original singer. And more than a decade has passed since Van Halen first teased at a reunion with Roth, initiating what would become a continuing procession of rumors, botched plans and public feuding.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal . Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes. On Monday, Rachel Yamagata (whom you may have heard sing on Jason Mraz and Conor Oberst songs) performs at Rams Head on Stage ( $23.50 ). On Tuesday, D.R.I. (aka Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) performs at Baltimore Soundstage ( $15 ). Pop-punk meets folk at the Recher Theatre when "The Revival Tour" stops at Towson.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2011
Lauryn Hill is returning to the area for some redemption. After a disappointing performance at Rams Head Live at the start of the year, Hill will again try to win over regional crowds with a show at the Warner Theater in DC February 29. Hill, of course, does not have new material to promote. If the Rams Head show was any indication, she'll play a mix of hers and the Fugees' old hits. Tickets, starting at $55 for the upper balcony and set at a whopping $150 for the so-called golden circle, go on sale December 30. Baltimore's Weekends are going on tour early in the new year.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2011
The hook is simple: Five, all-male, musically inclined Lady Gaga fans convert the pop queen's four-on-the-floor anthems into glam rock and name it Rad Bromance. It's a flashy act, but strip away the glitter and lead singer Ryan Shtainhorn's skin-tight outfit, and what remains is a Philadelphia tribute band able to morph Gaga songs into a hybrid of flamboyant showmanship, pop-punk breakdowns and enough dance-thump to get a crowd moving. Rad Bromance's Monster Balls Tour stops by The Ottobar Saturday, marking the band's first all-ages show in Maryland.
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By Simmi Buttar and Simmi Buttar,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2004
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - So, what can fans at MCI Center expect to see tonight from the re-formed Van Halen? For one thing, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony showed more energy at Tuesday night's opener of a two-night stay at the New Jersey Meadowlands than it has in two decades. Probably because the band is getting along better than it has in a long time. The set list included most of the band's hits under Hagar and, surprisingly, many David Lee Roth-era hits that Hagar refused to sing in his first Van Halen stint.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal . Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes. On Monday, Rachel Yamagata (whom you may have heard sing on Jason Mraz and Conor Oberst songs) performs at Rams Head on Stage ( $23.50 ). On Tuesday, D.R.I. (aka Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) performs at Baltimore Soundstage ( $15 ). Pop-punk meets folk at the Recher Theatre when "The Revival Tour" stops at Towson.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
Radiohead keeps adding dates to their new tour. Among the just-announced latest batch is the Verizon Center. The band will hit the Washington D.C. stage June 3. They've been touring in support of their latest album "The King of Limbs. " Tickets, at $69.50, go on sale March 10. The band Caribou will open. The fan club gets first dibs on March 8. The band's new tour dates start May 29 in Mansfield, Massachusetts and includes two shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2011
Lauryn Hill is returning to the area for some redemption. After a disappointing performance at Rams Head Live at the start of the year, Hill will again try to win over regional crowds with a show at the Warner Theater in DC February 29. Hill, of course, does not have new material to promote. If the Rams Head show was any indication, she'll play a mix of hers and the Fugees' old hits. Tickets, starting at $55 for the upper balcony and set at a whopping $150 for the so-called golden circle, go on sale December 30. Baltimore's Weekends are going on tour early in the new year.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2011
The hook is simple: Five, all-male, musically inclined Lady Gaga fans convert the pop queen's four-on-the-floor anthems into glam rock and name it Rad Bromance. It's a flashy act, but strip away the glitter and lead singer Ryan Shtainhorn's skin-tight outfit, and what remains is a Philadelphia tribute band able to morph Gaga songs into a hybrid of flamboyant showmanship, pop-punk breakdowns and enough dance-thump to get a crowd moving. Rad Bromance's Monster Balls Tour stops by The Ottobar Saturday, marking the band's first all-ages show in Maryland.
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By Jennifer Choi | May 15, 2008
Van Halen, known for its drama-filled history as much as for its musical successes, heads to the 1st Mariner Arena tonight. The Van Halen Tour is the group's first since 2004 and its first with original singer David Lee Roth since 1985. The current roster also includes Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen. Last year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the hard-rocking band, which has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Van Halen performs at 7:30 p.m. The arena is at 201 W. Baltimore St. $47.50-$123.
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May 8, 2008
Just announced Virgin Festival -- featuring the Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Offspring, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan and others, Pimlico Race Course on Aug. 9-10. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. 311 and Snoop Dogg -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on July 20. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Dru Hill -- featuring Sisqo, Rams Head Live on July 26. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.. ABBA -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on June 18-19. 800-955-5566 or tickets.
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By Geoff Boucher and Geoff Boucher,Los Angeles Times | February 25, 2007
For Van Halen, the stars seemed aligned for a triumphant 2007. Next month, the group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the plan was to follow that with a summer reunion tour that would feature David Lee Roth back at the mike for the first time since the Reagan years. But, once again, the backstage soap opera of Van Halen is the story of the day. The Van Halen tour has been "shut down," according to a top official at Live Nation, the huge concert promoter that finally surrendered in the face of the chaos surrounding guitar hero Eddie Van Halen.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2004
The title of Van Halen's 1988 hit, "Finish What Ya Started," could double as the header for a breach-of-contract lawsuit the rock band has filed against the Baltimore Orioles. Van Halen contends in a suit recently filed in federal court in Los Angeles that the baseball team sought to have it perform the first-ever concert inside Camden Yards next month and then backed out of the deal. The band's touring company is suing the team for "at least" $2 million in damages, saying it rearranged its schedule and lost other opportunities to perform in Baltimore.
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