Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Van Halen Cancel Tour

In case you have been trekking on Mars with out a news source - The scoop is that the Van Halen's have canceled part of their remaining tour venues.
Have you read Sammy Hagar's book - RED? If so then you are aware of the dynamics of the Van Halen's and if only from Sammy Hagar's perspective. No matter how Sammy's perspective is skewed and it might be just that, one thing is certain, the Van Halen's have canceled part of their tour. If you have tickets to the following events - You might be out of luck! Exhaustion? Maybe! If the track record is any indication, there is strife in the band and people are butting heads. Justified or not, there are some inflated ego's and other problems with their group dynamics. Hope for the best but try not to be too disappointed. At least we have another album on the shelf. Canceled shows are listed below!

(Update 06-12-012) BUT WAIT - Van Halen just came through town. From my perspective, if the group is in a state of chaos then they should all receive academy awards because everyone was getting along and the energy was high. Eddy's guitar work was simply stunning while not seeming flamboyant. I've seen these guys a number of times and this show was the best. I believe that they mis-calculated the amount of energy required to deliver quality shows and in the interest of providing the best possible show they pushed their schedule out to give themselves time to recuperate. Dare I say that they might even come back to your area again (if they already performed in your region) and/or book more shows. Scandal makes good copy but I'd rather report that Eddy and friends are sober, happy and kicking ass. Eddy is back and taking no prisoners!!!

7/7  Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena
7/9  Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
7/11  Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
7/13  East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
7/15  Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
7/17  Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
7/19  Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
7/21  London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
7/24  Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
7/26  Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
7/28  Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
7/31  Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum
8/2  Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
8/4  Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena
8/6  Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
8/8  Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
8/10  Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center
8/12  Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena
8/21  Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
8/23  Portland, Ore., Rose Garden
8/25  Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion
8/28  Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
8/30  Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
9/4  Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena
9/8  Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
9/11  El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center
9/13  Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
9/15  Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/17  Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena
9/21  Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center
9/25  Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

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