Van Halen recently announced the postponement of some upcoming dates in Japan after Eddie Van Halen underwent what is being described as emergency for the ailment diverticulitis, which is a condition found in the large intestine and can result in serious pain, as was the case for the Van Halen guitar legend.
There have been rumblings that Van Halen might be playing the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show. In a USA Today interview last month, Eddie Van Halen said, “So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.” Could that 'something special' be the Super Bowl halftime show?
After Van Halen postponed 30 plus shows that were to begin July 7, those shows now apparently won’t be rescheduled and have been officially canceled. According to Pollstar, many of the previously postponed shows, including those in Uncasville, Conn.; Baltimore; Rochester, N.Y.; Detroit; Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Sacramento, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; and Milwaukee are now listed as canceled on Ticketmaster.com.
You can file this one under things we thought we'd never see happen during our lifetime. The recent regrouping of David Lee Roth with the Van Halen brothers has restored our faith in rock reunions
Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar weighed in on the recent VH controversy, in which the band postponed 31 scheduled shows this summer without a specified reason. The rumor mill suggested that things had gotten contentious between the members once again. Since Hagar was a part of the band for a lengthy period of time, he's well aware of the inner workings.
Following the news last week of several new shows added, things seem to have gone south for Van Halen since then. Without much explanation, the legendary rock band just announced that they’ll be postponing all remaining tour dates after their June 26 show in New Orleans, La. With over 30 dates being postponed, the dates impacted start on July 7 in Uncasville, Conn. and span through a Sept. 25 gig in Milwaukee.