VAN HALEN: First Tour Openers Announced

According to a posting on their official web site, Philadelphia-based "classic rock" band SILVERTIDE will be opening for VAN HALEN on the first leg of their tour. Meanwhile, Jacksonville, Florida's SHINEDOWN have been announced as the support act for VAN HALEN between July 19 and August 20. As previously reported, SILVERTIDE have also been confirmed to open for VELVET REVOLVER on the first six shows of their tour — between May 13 (St. Louis) and May 21 (Toronto).

SILVERTIDE's debut album, "Show & Tell", is scheduled for release on June 8 through J Records. The group's video for the track "Mary Jane" is currently viewable online by following the links below:

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SHINEDOWN will be touring in support of their debut album, "Leave A Whisper", which was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned producer Bob Marlette (OZZY OSBOURNE, SALIVA, BLACK SABBATH). The quartet's video for the track "45" can be seen by following these links:

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