Everyone said it was too good to be true. Heck, even I said the tour wouldn't last. Now, entertainment website TMZ.com is reporting the remaining dates of the Van Halen reunion tour are over. The issue is not bickering with David Lee Roth, but Eddie Van Halen and his uncontrollable urge to hit the sauce.
Talk about a shame.
I have tickets to the Wednesday show in Cincinnati. If this news turns out to be true, there are going to be thousands of angry rock fans all up and down the east coast. I guess it was a wise move I saw the band back in October.
Back to Eddie.
How much money does it take to get someone sober? I know that money can buy the best rehab but cash alone can't drive sobriety. I thought the lynchpin for Eddie would be touring the States alongside his son Wolfgang. Surely Wolfgang would keep him on the straight and narrow.
Like I said, I am not sure if TMZ is correct, but the site has become a powerhouse of celebrity gossip. My guess is that someone knows someone and that this much-hyped reunion tour has just imploded. It wasn't but days ago that the VH camp cancelled a couple of gigs and rescheduled them for a much later date.
The band is scheduled to play tonight in Dallas. I'll be checking Live Nation and Ticketmaster to see if the show is actually on or not.
Let's be honest. Who thought the tour would last to the bitter end? I sure didn't - but I was optimistic enough to pull out my credit card for a second round. I guess I might need plans for Wednesday night...
In the meantime, watch a video from earlier in this tour.
Here's a reunited Van Halen performing "You Really Got Me" in Detroit.
I put in a call to Ticketmaster at 10 this morning. Computers were still showing the scheduled concerts are a go and tickets are still available. Yay! Me and Van Halen Wednesday night.