Van Halen to play concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in July

Van Halen, one of the most epic, hardest-rocking bands of all time, will play at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Thursday, July 30 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert series, with opener the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Tickets for the summertime concert, priced between $39.75 and $149.75, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4 via Ticketmaster, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting Mark’s Music in Brewer. American Express card holders can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 31 at 10 a.m. through Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m.

Photo by Marisa Wojcik

Photo by Marisa Wojcik

Featuring a lineup with original lead singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen’s son, Van Halen will tour North American throughout the summer of 2015, from Seattle to Bangor. A new live album, “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,” featuring Roth, will be released on Tuesday, March 31. Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of “Van Halen” and “1984,” with remastered versions of “Diver Down,” “Women and Children First,” “Van Halen II” and “Fair Warning” due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, and features all the band’s classic hits, including “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,”  “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.