Van Halen have announced a new round of reissues
Van Halen are on a reissue kick. Last March, the guys unleashed remastered editions of their 1978 self-titled debut album and 1984 studio album “1984.” Already, the group has announced another round of reissues, this time releasing the four other studio albums it churned out during singer David Lee Roth’s early days with Van Halen. The set, which was remastered using the original analog tapes, will arrive on July 10.
Remastered editions of the albums — 1979’s “Van Halen II,” 1980’s “Women and Children First,” 1981’s “Fair Warning” and 1982’s “Diver Down” — will be available on CD and 180-gram vinyl LP, as well as digital downloads. Those who purchase the collection via Van Halen’s official store may also opt for a six-album series that offers the four latest reissues, plus “Van Halen” and “1984>.
In other news, Van Halen are just weeks away from their massive 2015 North American tour. The trek will kick off July 5 in Auburn, Wash., and continue through an Oct. 4 stop in Hollywood, California. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will open on the tour.