All dates after the rock band's June 26 concert in New Orleans
were called off, a total of more than 30 gigs. Although Van
Halen hasn't posted an announcement on its website, if you check
out the band's list of dates onTicketmaster.com, you'll find that
shows including Uncasville, Conn.; Baltimore; Rochester, N.Y.;
Detroit; Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Sacramento, Calif.; Reno,
Nev.; and Milwaukee are now marked in red as canceled. As of post
time, not all shows on Ticketmaster are listed as canceled.
Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Tickets
purchased online or by phone will be automatically credited to your
In May, days after the dates were first pulled, David Lee Roth posted a video explaining
that despite rumors, the "band is getting along famously."
Diamond Dave didn't say whether fans should hold onto their
tickets and wait for new dates to be announced. Instead, this is
what he had to say about why the tour had been cut short:
"As usual, we bit off way more than we could chew when it came
to scheduling. The band is winning but our schedule has been
sidelined for unnecessary roughness. If we continue past July 4 and
all the way into Australia and Japan then we're asking for the
robot zombie tour."
USA Today published an
interview with Eddie Van Halen and his son Wolfgang
earlier in June in which the elder Van Halen used the same idiom as
"We bit off more than we could chew. This record took a lot out
of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could
play Madison Square Garden (in March, before a renovation), and
that threw the schedule out of whack."
He added that Van Halen planned to play Japan in November "and
in the New Year, we'll possibly do something special, but I can't
talk about it."
Thanks to pollstar.com for the report
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