American hard rock band Van Halen has announced the dates of their concert tour, during a performance at a night club in New York, on Thursday.

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The band performed at Café Wha? in Greenwich Village, to a small crowd of city journalists and VIPs to formally kick-start their promotion of the new album. Incidentally, this was the group's first live gig since 2008.

The group's original lead singer, David Lee Roth, announced the tour, saying the band will perform at the BOK Center on May 1. Paige Reese, the Director at BOK, confirmed the news.

The last time we played a stage this low, we had to have the car home by midnight, Roth joked at the concert. This is one of our best nights ever, he said, according to Rolling Stones.

Van Halen has already sold over 80 million albums worldwide, till date, and is all set to release their new album A Different Kind of Truth, on Feb. 7.

The re-formed band recently announced on its Web site the reunion tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen.

For some of us, this is definitely a 'dream' show. ... We're all excited about it, Reese said.

The iconic band will perform at Rexall Place on Friday, May 11; the First Niagara Center on March 9 and at Bell Centre on March 15.

Tickets will go on sale from Jan. 14, 10 a.m. and will cost between $68.50 and $155.50.