The first 44 Van Halen 2012 tour dates have been announced and they'll be at The Palace of Auburn Hills On February 20th.

The band will kick off a 40-city plus tour on February 18th in Louisville, Kentucky.  Veteran R&B band Kool & The Gang will join the band on select dates including the Palace show.  Tickets go on sale, beginning January 14th. The first single, "Tattoo," will be released next Tuesday, and the album, "A Different Kind Of Truth," will be out on February 7th.

Here is a list of dates for Van Halen's tour:

February

18th - Louisville, KY
20th - Auburn Hills, MI
22nd - Indianapolis, IN
24th - Chicago, IL
28th - New York, NY

March

1st - New York, NY
3rd - Uncasville, CT
5th - Philadelphia, PA
9th - Buffalo, NY
11th - Boston, MA
15th - Montreal, QC
17th - Toronto, ON
21st - Ottawa, ON
24th - Atlantic City, NJ
28th - Washington, DC

April

1st - Rosemont, IL
10th - Sunrise, FL
12th - Tampa, FL
14rh - Orlando, FL
16th - Jacksonville, FL
19th - Atlanta, GA
21st - Greensboro, NC
25th - Charlotte, NC
27th - Nashville, TN

May

1st - Tulsa, OK
5th - Tacoma, WA
7th - Vancouver, BC
9th - Calgary, AB
11th - Edmonton, AB
17th - Winnipeg, MB
19th - St. Paul, MN
22nd - Kansas City, MO
24th - Denver, CO
27th - Las Vegas, NV

June

1st - Los Angeles, CA
3rd - Oakland, CA
5th - San Jose, CA
12th - Anaheim, CA
14th - San Diego, CA
16th - Phoenix, AZ
20th - Dallas, TX
22nd - San Antonio, TX
24th - Houston, TX
26th - New Orleans, LA