Van Halen coming to Mohegan Sun

I don’t know what’s more surprising: Van Halen touring with David Lee Roth or Van Halen recording an album with David Lee Roth.

But it’s true that Van Halen will be on the road beginning Feb. 18 and the group’s new record, “A Different Kind of Truth,” will be released Feb. 7. The first single, “Tattoo,” comes out Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Oh, and here’s another surprise: Kool and the Gang is the opening act on some tour dates.

Van Halen’s tour does make a stop in Connecticut, coming  to the Mohegan Sun Arena on March 3. No word on ticket prices or whether it will be a Kool show, but tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 14, through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or

Other tour stops in the region include shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Feb. 28 and March 1, and Boston’s TD Garden on March 11.