Van Halen have been rehearsing for their 2012 tour for months, and tonight (Jan. 5) some lucky folks will get a first listen to songs from their new album — rumored to be called ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ — at the Cafe Wha? in New York City. Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang and David Lee Roth will perform a 45-minute set at the 250 seat club.

Melodic Rock reports they’ve been told about the new album title name, and says that on Friday (Jan. 6) a press release will be issued with the first dates of the band’s 2012 tour. So far, a Feb. 18 show in Louisville, Ken. is the only specific rumored date, but stops at Madison Square Gardens and a venue in Montreal are also said to be on the calendar. As reported earlier, tickets for all shows go on sale next Tuesday, Jan. 10.

As for tonight’s showcase, Melodic Rock reports that the setlist will include ‘Running With the Devil,’ ‘Dance the Night Away’ and a song from the new album, set to be released on Feb. 7. Promotional videos at Van Halen’s official website have also included ‘Jump,’ ‘Hot For Teacher’ and ‘Panama,’ albeit in studio versions.