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March 15, 2004

The tour rumor mill is overflowing with buzz for a high-profile act. A Van Halen reunion with Sammy Hagar is viewed as a virtual certainty.

The Van Halen rumors got rolling last fall when the band signed with Irving Azoff, longtime manager of Hagar, the Eagles, Journey and others. Around the same time, Hagar announced that he was once again on speaking terms with Alex and Eddie Van Halen. He and the brothers hadn’t spoken since parting ways in 1996 after an argument.

The William Morris Agency is reportedly booking North American arenas for a Van Halen excursion this summer.

The group’s last outing was in 1998, with former Extreme singer Gary Cherone handling vocal duties. Their last tour with Hagar wrapped in late 1995; the eight-month outing sold well over a million tickets, grossing more than $32 million.

Courtesy of Pollstar