Van Halen Cancels 31 Tour Dates

FL: Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen & son Wolfgang

Van Halen has just announced the cancellation of 31 tour dates off of their website amidst rumors of rampant infighting, although the site itself does not explain the reason.

The tour was scheduled to run through most of September featuring original frontman David Lee Roth, Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie’s son on bass, Wolfgang Van Halen, to promote their new album A Different Kind of Truth.

Now the tour is only scheduled to run until June 26 in New Orleans.

Online rumors of the cause tend to focus on the band’s disconnect with each other as well as the lack luster ticket sales with audiences reporting rows of vacant seats at $160, although several venues – many of which were never informed of the cancelled dates – say that tickets have been selling well.

“They hate each other,” says a band insider cited by Rolling Stone. “The band is arguing like mad. They’re fighting.”

Audiences also let out their disappointment at what they call a lack of energy in the band’s show that does not represent the album, which has more or less been warmly received.

In a slight bit of good news among the disappointment, Van Halen News Desk states: “These dates have been postponed, not cancelled. Several shows on their 2007-2008 tour were postponed as well, and all were ultimately rescheduled.”



Here’s the list of the 13 shows currently left on their itinerary:

May 19: St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

May 22: Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center

May 24: Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center

May 27: Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena

June 1: Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center

June 3: Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena

June 5: San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion

June 12: Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center

June 14: San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena

June 16: Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center

June 20: Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center

June 22: San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center

June 24: Houston, Texas, Toyota Center

June 26: New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena


And here are the cancelled dates:

July 7: Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena

July 9: Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum

July 11: Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

July 13: East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center

July 15: Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena

July 17: Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena

July 19: Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena

July 21: London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre

July 24: Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center

July 26: Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena

July 28: Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena

July 31: Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum

August 2: Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

August 4: Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena

August 6: Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum

August 8: Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena

August 10: Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center

August 12: Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena

August 21: Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena

August 23: Portland, Ore., Rose Garden

August 25: Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion

August 28: Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center

August 30: Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center

September 4: Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena

September 8: Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum

September 11: El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center

September 13: Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center

September 15: Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena

September 17: Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena

September 21: Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center

September 25: Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center


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