Van Halen has confirmed reports that it is releasing its first-ever live album with singer David Lee Roth on March 31st. Tokyo Dome Live In Concert was recorded onJune 21st, 2013 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan and features 23 songs taken from all seven albums the band has recorded with Roth on the mic, including 2012’s reunion effort, A Different Kind Of Truth. The set will be available in double-CD, four-LP and digital formats. A deluxe edition will feature remastered versions of the band’s 1978 self-titled debut album and 1984’s1984 — both of which will be available separately as well.
Streaming audio of two songs from the live set, “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil,” is online now. Roth spoke a while back about how important Van Halen was to rock fans worldwide: “I myself am certainly more aware of it than ever, of how valuable this band is to me and my history, how valuable it is to the neighborhood, to the communities that this music appeals to. And it’s a lot of communities! (speaking Spanish) When you can do it in Spanish, you can also… yeah!“
Check out “Runnin’ With The Devil”: