Van Halen Billboard in Times Square Tonight

1/1/12 UPDATE: It’s estimated that one million people flooded Times Square last night to watch the ball drop and ring in 2012, and that an additional 100 million in the U.S. and a billion people worldwide watched the festivities on TV.

Van Halen celebration

Van Halen celebration

Van Halen celebration

12/31/11 UPDATE: Van Halen has a billboard in Times Square for New Years Eve tonight! It will be the train graphic and it will be huge. It will be shown between 9pm and 10pm in New York and it will be televised.

TELEVISED VH GRAPHIC: Keep in mind the countdown shows are only live on the east coast. The Van Halen graphic will be televised on the ABC electronic billboard between 9 and 10pm and the Clear Channel electronic billboard between 10 and 11 pm. This would be east coast times for a show like Dick Clark’s even though they just re-air it on the west coast 3 hours later. CNN does a show that is live across the nation so then it would be 9 to 11pm east coast and 6 to 8pm west coast.

If we end up getting a picture of it, we’ll post it here.

ALBUM COVER HINT: Regarding the train graphic below, we asked the VH camp if that image was the album cover. They said it is indeed “based on” the album cover. Only 5 1/2 weeks until the album’s out!!

Van Halen- The Future