An estimated one million people flooded the crossroads of the world last night to watch the ball drop and ring in 2012.
An additional estimated 100 million more in the U.S. and a billion people worldwide watched the festivities on TV.
VAN HALEN will announce the first details of its upcoming tour on January 3, with tickets set to go on sale a week later. The band’s much-anticipated new album — which will be the band’s first with original singer David Lee Roth in 28 years — will arrive on February 7, with the first single and video set to premiere on January 10.
VAN HALEN didn’t just use the Roxy nightclub on Hollywood‘s Sunset Strip to shoot a music video. According to a post at the venue’s web site, the reunited band has been rehearsing there for their upcoming tour for the past two months.
The November 14 shoot was reportedly for a video for the song that the band is seen but not heard playing in the tour announcement clip.
VAN HALEN‘s new record deal with Interscope was finalized last month and marks the first time the band has recorded away from Warner Bros. Records, which signed the group in 1977.
VAN HALEN reunited with Roth in 2007 for a successful year-long reunion tour — minus original bassist Michael Anthony, who now plays with ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar in CHICKENFOOT.