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Preview Clip of Van Halen’s ‘Tattoo’ Debuts On-Line


The timing couldn’t be better for a Van Halen Show in Buffalo. A half-minute clip of the new Van Halen single ‘Tattoo‘ has premiered on Amazon UK‘s website. The full song is expected to be released next Tuesday, Jan. 10 as the next major step in the massive promotional campaign that has unfolded on the band’s behalf in the last few days, including a concert stop March 9 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Tickets go on sale one week from today at 10 am at 

All of this activity in in support of the band’s first full-length new album with original singer David Lee Roth in nearly 30 years, ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ which hits stores Feb. 7. A massive tour  begins Feb. 18 in Louisville, KY.

We’ve already heard the aggressively full-throttle ‘She’s the Woman,’ a new/old song revealed at Thursday’s incredible New York City small club show and expected to appear on the album. Unlike that song, ‘Tattoo,’ from the little we can hear, seems much more laid back, with an appropriately “brown” sounding guitar riff shuffling along while Roth warbles about “swap meet Sallys” and “trash can tramps.”

…And then just as fast, it’s all over. At least for a few more days.  We’re pretty sure we set a record for the most stories about one band in a 24-hour period, but if any more Van Halen news breaks we’ll gladly break that record and bring it to you as fast as we hear it.

Listen to a Clip of Van Halen’s ‘Tattoo’

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