NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — This summer’s highly anticipated summer reunion tour featuring Van Halen with original lead singer David Lee Roth has been postponed indefinitely.
The rumors that ran rampant after guitarist Eddie Van Halen told a reporter that the reunion with Roth felt like “pure magic” after only one rehearsal. Van Halen’s publicist soon followed the statement with a full tour announcement.
A source close to the band told USA Today that the planned 40-city tour was going to be cancelled, only two weeks after the first tour announcement. Tickets for the trek were to go on sale this weekend.
In mid-February, Roth described the volatile nature of the band to Rolling Stone, but said he hope the reunion sticks this time.
“God willin’, and the creek don’t run dry, just like Grandma Roth used to say,” he said. “Barring any act of God or Ferrari…yeah. I have hope and faith, and that’s more than just the name of a couple of strippers from Albuquerque.”
On March 12, Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in a ceremony that may feature the band performing with both Roth and his ‘90s replacement, Sammy Hagar. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers