||VAN HALEN PULL 31 TOUR DATES. IS THIS THE END GAME?
18th May 2012
It's looking like the end game for Van Halen as 31 dates of their current US tour have been pulled from their website without explanation.
The band were set to stay on the road until September with original frontman Dave Lee Roth, brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen and Eddie's son Wolfgang promoting new album 'A Different Kind Of Truth' but now the tour now appears to end on June 26th in New Orleans.
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Rolling Stone have quoted a 'band insider' who says: "They hate each other. The band is arguing like mad. They're fighting."
There are also suggestions that the band are unhappy with large numbers of tickets going unsold, hardly a surprise as front row tickets are retailing at an extortionate $160.
Fans have said they're disappointed with the lack of energy in the band's show, and that it doesn't reflect the album, which has been received much more warmly.
Click here for MetalTalk.net's review of Van Halen's April gig at the Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida.
Van Halen News Desk said: "These dates have been postponed, not cancelled. Several shows on their 2007-2008 tour were postponed as well, and all were ultimately rescheduled."
Van Halen are currently set to play 13 more shows:
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's the pulled 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