Van Halen hit the road on January 5th and for the second time this year they have postponed several dates. The first time was because they took on too many dates, but this time it is because Eddie Van Halen suffered complications from a surgery and will need several months to recover. The band announced the news on their site by saying, “Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 – 6 months.” According to KSDK he went in to have surgery to deal with the Diverticulitis, but he popped some of the stitches and that caused an infection. He spent three weeks in the hospital and now he’s at home recovering for the next few months.
Their November tour in Japan is postponed until he gets better which hopefully will be soon!
On Thursday it was announced that Van Halen was postponing their tour, but didn’t say why. So everyone started thinking that the reunited band couldn’t handle being around each other any more. Well David Lee Roth posted a message on Vimeo and explained that they are postponing the tour dates so they can learn Australian for when they go to a land down under. Actually he said that the “schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness.” because the old guys bit off more than they can chew. So basically he is saying they need some rest.
Van Halen is back on the road with David Lee Roth promoting their first new album with him in almost 30 years; and I have a pair of tickets to give to one lucky winner in the United States. All you have to do is email me the answer at SeriouslyOMGWTF@yahoo.com to “Before their brand new CD A Different Kind of Love, what was the name of the last album David Lee Roth sang with Van Halen on?” by February 23nd with your full name, email, phone number, and your choice of city/venue and concert date. One winner will be chosen at random. Only the concert tickets are provided, you will need to provide your own transportation and such.
Van Halen, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time, announced their return to the live stage with an extraordinary 2012 North American tour. Known around the world for some of the most iconic live performances in music history, the legendary rock band will begin their tour on February 18.
Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning January 14 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
In addition, Van Halen confirmed their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7. The first single from the album, “Tattoo”, and its accompanying video will be debut simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10th, with album pre-orders starting that day. A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multi-platinum album 1984.
Fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs from their arsenal of epic hits that include: “Eruption,” “Running with the Devil,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “You Really Got Me,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Unchained,” “And The Cradle Will Rock,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Mean Street,” “Somebody Get Me A Doctor,” “Jump,” “Panama,” “Hot For Teacher,” “I’ll Wait,” and more from their classic albums Van Halen, Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down and 1984.
VAN HALEN 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
2/18/12 Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center
2/20/12 Detroit, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/22/12 Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2/24/12 Chicago, IL at United Center
2/28/12 New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
3/1/12 New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
3/3/12 Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
3/5/12 Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
3/9/12 Buffalo, NY at First Niagara Center
3/11/12 Boston, MA at at TD Garden
3/13/12 Manchester, NH at Verizon Wireless Arena
3/15/12 Montreal, QC at Bell Centre
3/17/12 Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
3/21/12 Ottawa, ON at Scotiabank Place
3/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ at Boardwalk Hall
3/26/12 University Park, PA at Bryce Jordan Center
3/28/12 Washington, DC at Verizon Center
3/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA at Consol Energy Center
4/1/12 Rosemont, IL at Allstate Arena
4/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL at BankAtlantic Center
4/12/12 Orlando, FL at Amway Arena
4/14/12 Tampa, FL at St. Pete Times Forum
4/16/12 Jacksonville, FL at Jacksonville Arena
4/21/12 Greensboro, NC at Greensboro Coliseum
4/27/12 Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
4/29/12 St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center
5/5/12 Tacoma, WA at Tacoma Dome
5/7/12 Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena
5/9/12 Calgary, AB at Scotiabank Saddledome
5/11/12 Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place
5/13/12 Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre
5/19/12 St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center
5/24/12 Denver, CO at Pepsi Center
5/27/12 Las Vegas, NV at MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/1/12 Los Angeles, CA at STAPLES Center
6/3/12 Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena
6/5/12 San Jose, CA at HP Pavilion at San Jose
6/12/12 Anaheim, CA at Honda Center
6/14/12 San Diego, CA at Viejas Arena
6/16/12 Phoenix, AZ at US Airways Center
6/20/12 Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
6/22/12 San Antonio, TX at AT&T Center
6/24/12 Houston, TX at Toyota Center
6/26/12 New Orleans, LA at New Orleans Arena
Van Halen has premiered their first new single with David Lee Roth in 27 years and they should’ve waited a little longer until they had better song. Some things get better with age, and David Lee Roth with Van Halen is not one of them.
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge yeah! Van Halen is hitting the road with David Lee Roth in 2012 and you better Jump at the tickets when they start to go on sale January 10th because they will go fast. You know this tour is gonna be Hot For Teachers and everyone else who spent a big part of their teen years listening to their albums.
Back the ’90s I saw Van Halen with Sammy Hagar and he did Roth’s songs, so I wonder if the Gigalo will do the same Right Here? He would be 5150 if he didn’t. And on that note, what is up with Roth stealing Justin Bieber’s moves???
As we all know Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen for a few years and now he is saying that they weren’t the only band who wanted him to replace their lead singer. He told Forbes, “I was asked at one time to be in Mötley Crüe. I was asked at one time to be in Pantera by their mangers. I was asked to be in Velvet Revolver when Scott Weiland quit and went back to the Stone Temple Pilots. I was waiting to be asked to be in Led Zeppelin to say no, since they were the greatest band on earth and no could replace Robert Plant. I was asked to be in Aerosmith and I said no. Certain bands and certain front man singers are more difficult to replace than others. Steven Tyler and that band have stayed together for forty years and you don’t want to walk into something like that. They had one moment years ago, when they replaced Joe Smith, but it’s still always been Steven at the front of Aerosmith. You don’t replace that. When I came into Van Halen, it was easy because Dave wasn’t a great singer, but he was a good front man. We were all lucky that the fans accepted it and it got bigger. I would avoid bands that are going to break up pretty soon.”
I think he has a better chance replacing Tommy Shaw in The Styx (no offense Tommy) than Vince Neil in Motley Crue, don’t you agree?
My reaction when he told the world that he was abducted by aliens is the same to what he shared with Forbes…he has been drinking way too much of his Cabo Wabo.
I am not saying that he is a bad singer, he just isn’t all that. I saw him live with Van Halen and a solo Vince Neil was the opening act and let me tell you I was left unimpressed.
There were reports over the weekend that Van Halen cancelled their tour because Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth were not getting along. Today Van Halen explained why they had to cancel a few of their dates.
According to Eddie Van Halen's physician, he is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures.
Hopefully Eddie's cancer hasn't returned and he still sober. Get well soon because there are way too many fans that want to see Van Halen with David Lee Roth!!!
Billboard confirms that Eddie Van Halen has entered rehab for "undisclosed reasons" and that none of the current members will be at the Rock and Roll Hall Fame induction ceremony.
Last weeks rumors started to spread that the Van Halen reunion tour was on permanent hold because tickets sales were halted. VH confirmed that the tour was off indefinitely earlier this week. Than reports were saying that the tour was off because of friction between David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen over Eddie's drinking. Then yesterday TMZ got this statement from Eddie's camp.
I would like Van Halen fans to know how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you there is no Van Halen.
I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110% that I feel I owe you and want to give you.
Some of the issues surrounding the 2007 Van Halen tour are within my ability to change and some are not. As far as my rehab is concerned, it is within my ability to change and change for the better. I want you to know that is exactly what I'm doing, so that I may continue to give you the very best I am capable of.
I look forward to seeing you in the future better than ever and I thank you with all my heart.
To make matters worse, Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week and only ex-bandmates Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony will be on hand to accept the award. Don't get me started on what BS the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is. There are several inducted bands that can tell you how messed up this show is.
Pollstar confirms that the tickets for the Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth that were suppose to go on sale this Saturday are on indefinite hold. Looks like Eddie Van Halen's girlfriend, I mean publicist might have jumped the gun by announcing the tour. Oh well, this summer is already overloaded with reunion tours.
Sources tell Billboard.com a contract could be signed as soon as today for Live Nation to produce a 40-date amphitheatre tour by Van Halen this summer, with original frontman David Lee Roth back in the fold for the first time in more than 20 years. As previously reported, guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s 15-year-old son Wolfgang has stepped in for original bassist Michael Anthony in the new incarnation of the group, which also features drummer Alex Van Halen. "I see it absolutely as an inevitability," Roth told Billboard.com last May of a potential reunion with his ex-bandmates. "To me, it’s not rocket surgery. It’s very simple to put together. And as far as hurt feelings and water under the dam, like what’s-her-name says to what’s-her-name at the end of the movie ‘Chicago’ — ‘So what? It’s showbiz!’ So I definitely see it happening." Sammy Hagar recently told Billboard.com he was concerned Eddie Van Halen was asking too much of his son to have him join the band and promptly perform in front of thousands of people every night. "That’s a lot of pressure for Wolfie. Just ’cause he’s Eddie’s son doesn’t mean he can go out and play in arenas and perform and entertain an audience for two hours," he said. "I would love to see Eddie and Alex get behind Wolfie, with a kid of his age singing, and produce the record for him and help him launch a career. I’d rather see it go that way than come out and say ‘Wolfie’s the bass player in Van Halen and maybe singing, too.’ Van Halen’s got way too much history to have that put on him."