Van Halen, the American hard rock band from Pasadena, Calif., recently announced that it will embark on a major tour in 2012 with original frontman David Lee Roth.

The band made the announcement early this week in a series of video clips posted on it Web site Van-Halen.com. They have yet to announce the specific tour dates, but Van Halen noted that the first wave of tickets will go on sale Jan. 10.

So that means come next year fans can expect to see Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen back in action.

Roth left the group in 1985. Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone have since taken turns as lead singer for the band.

Reports are that original bassist Mike Anthony isn't expected to perform with the band when they reunite next year for their 40th anniversary.

CBS reported that Anthony is busy playing with Hagar in the supergroup Chickenfoot.

Van Halen signed a new deal with Interscope Records in November. It has been reported that the group has since been working on its first full-length studio album with Roth since 1984.

Rolling Stone has reported that rumors are that the album will hit stores early next year.

Take a look at the video clips below announcing the 2012 tour. They are clear indications of what to expect -- nothing but awesomeness.

Van Halen - Panama Trailer from Van Halen on Vimeo.

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher Trailer from Van Halen on Vimeo.

Van Halen - Jump Trailer from Van Halen on Vimeo.