Editors' pick

Van Halen

Rock
Please note: This event has already occurred.
There are plenty of music fans who lament the death of "real" rock-and-roll. You know the kind - wild, shirtless frontman; one scorching guitar solo after another; an arena filled with fans singing along to every huge chorus. So if a minimal number of young bands want to carry on the tradition, it's up to the veterans to pick up the slack. Van Halen re-teamed with original (and best) lead singer David Lee Roth back in 2007 and the famously volatile band has managed to stay on good terms and even record a not-terrible new album. You'll hear new songs, but also be "Jump"ing and "Running With the Devil." Retro funk group Kool and the Gang kick things off at 7:30 p.m. at Verizon Center.
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