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Van Halen Tour Over?

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

Van_halen_logo.jpgEveryone 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.

Apparently not.

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.


Reader Comments (12)

I'm not surprised, although when I saw them, it was all going really well. Perhaps knowing his own limitations is why Eddie wanted to stop touring and hit the studio ?
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Van Halen..I love them..Hope Eddie can over come his demons..Thanks for the awesome article Allyson =)..Hope you had a great weekend too
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I have tickets for tonight's show in Dallas. I sure as hell hope the show is still on. I have 10th row seats!!!!!!
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny
Saw a pic of Eddie in the paper just last week - he looked well ruff - not looking good at all - lets hope he gets it together as the guy sure can play.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Thank God I got to see them in Toronto. They were amazing. Poor Eddie.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
Word from Andrew at Melodicrock.com is that the tour is done. Andrew usually gets the inside scoop on VH, he has a contact in the organization.

It was a matter of time. I didn't buy a ticket for Providence, RI and there were still great seats available a week ago. I guess there will be some really good seats now! Seriously, I was going to buy my ticket the day of the show because I didn't trust that they would make it this far.

I hope eveyone going to Dallas tonite gets to see the show but the American Airlines Center website is down. A bad sign.....

Steve
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I'm getting a ton of emails on this at the Addiction. I called the American Airlines Arena but the phone has been busy all morning.....the website is still down.

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction
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I just called the American Airlines Center box office and there is now an automated message stating that tonight's show in Dallas has been postponed and that a press release will be out as soon as possible. The Dallas Morning News website has also posted that tonight's show has been postponed. There go my 10th row seats.F***********K!!!!!!!!
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny
On www.vhnd.com (vanhalennewsdesk) they are reporting that the remaining tour dates have not been cancelled. The tour will resume on March 11th.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny
I find it funny according to DLR back when they had the press conference or whatever on VH1 Classic he said that it wasn't just a reunion tour - the real Van Halen was back! And now they're gonna barely pull through a tour.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
Billboard just posted that Van Halen is still on!
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
it's eddie's drinking, not problems with dlr. they may do the shows later but for now it's off. at least i got to see them already, i'm glad for that because they were very good that night and eddie looked good too.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon

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