The lead singer will once again be
Cofounders Eddie (guitar) and Alex (drums) Van Halen remain, though bassist Michael Anthony is still on the outs. He was replaced for the 2007 tour by Eddie Van Halen’s son,
Perhaps the most tantalizing aspect of the announcement was that horn-fueled funk band Kool & the Gang will open "select dates"; no word yet on whether that will include Chicago. Tickets go on sale Jan. 14.
In addition, the band will release "A Different Kind of Truth" on Feb. 7, its first studio album with Roth on vocals since 1984. A single, "Tatoo," will be released Tuesday.