Remember when Van Halen cut short their U.S. tour in 2012?

Everyone said they were done for good, never returning to the stage.

Everyone but the band that is.

Van Halen never said they were hanging it up; in fact, they said they needed some time to get their heads together before the band fell apart...again.

So now, in the summer of 2013, we see that Van Halen have a tour of Japan planned.

No drama, just great shows.

Will this mean a return to the U.S. for another full-blown tour?

We may know more after the break...

"One break, coming up!"