Van Halen kicked off their 2012 tour with a two-hour blitz of classics and new songs on Saturday night (Feb. 18) in Louisville, Ky., and we’ve got a great set of photos for you from that night.

For the legendary group’s first trek in four years, in support of their long-awaited new studio album ‘A Different Kind of Truth,’ David Lee Roth and the musical Van Halen family (Alex, Wolfgang and Eddie) tore through 22 songs and left the sold-out crowd completely satisfied.

We published both a full concert review and rundown of the set list from the evening already, now you can see the gigantic video screen backdrop we were talking about through these pictures. If Van Halen’s coming to your town we’d strongly suggest you sell your car or cat to get into the show.

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