Van Halen To Resume Tour This Fall

Last month, Van Halen surprised fans by announcing their A Different Kind of Truth tour would be cut short, ending with a June 26 show in New Orleans.

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Last month, Van Halen surprised fans by announcing their A Different Kind Of Truth tour would be cut short, ending with a June 26 show in New Orleans. In a just-published interview with USA Today, Eddie Van Halen expounded on the reasons that decision. "We bit off more than we could chew," he explained. "This record took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden (in March, before a renovation), and that threw the schedule out of whack." He quickly added that the tour would resume in November, in Japan, and hinted that surprises may be in store for US fans. "... in the new year we'll possibly do something special, but I can't talk about it," he said. The legendary guitarist went on to dispel rumors that he and singer David Lee Roth were feuding. "Dave's the same as he's always been, funny, witty," he said, with a laugh. "Sometimes I can only take that in small doses, because he just goes on and on." Thanks for the report to Russell Hall, Gibson.com.

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    AB3.5
    Glad to see their still going. They aren't one of my favorite bands, but compared to most of today's music, they are miles ahead.
    AcdcTXfan
    I bet the "something special" for U.S. fans is that they're playing the Super Bowl halftime show next year.
    JFRules
    So glad I seen them in Montreal a few months ago. Eddie ripped a freaking insane solo lol guy is amazing!
    CaliforniaKid
    i_am_metalhead wrote: Who cares. VH are washed up.
    Yeah... washed up and selling out Madison Square Garden.
    Battman1993
    AcdcTXfan wrote: I bet the "something special" for U.S. fans is that they're playing the Super Bowl halftime show next year.
    God I hope so....If I see one more shitty pop band play the halftime show I'm gonna kill
    bulusvanua
    i_am_metalhead wrote: Who cares. VH are washed up.
    I know you're trolling but their new album debuted at number 2 in the US and was their highest charting in the UK. A washed up band is one that is not commercially successful. If you're going to troll, troll smart.
    eddie7
    Just saw them on saturday. AMAZING!!! Can not wait for their surprise and for their return to the USA. If you have the chance to see them, do it.
    iup788
    AB3.5 wrote: Glad to see their still going. They aren't one of my favorite bands, but compared to most of today's music, they are miles ahead.
    I think the term is "streets ahead"
    rhs5110
    Please play again in the states I must see the great eddie van halen shred!
    sjones72
    If they did do the superbowl, i reckon id go to the US for the first half of that sport they play at the superbowl, watch VH and go home
    Rajah
    "Van Halen surprised fans"? I don't think anyone was surprised.
    The_Locker
    It's good to see they're still going. I'm not to fussed on them anymore but they were pretty good back in the day.
    lank81
    Yeah... washed up and selling out Madison Square Garden.
    Everything is based off their early stuff. Its been 14 years since the abysmal release with Gary Cherone and now Diamond Dave is back so of course people were eager to buy something new and "hopefully good". Of course, it was repacked old works in which they just slaved over and wore themselves down...yea.
    turkeyjerky214
    Maybe the "something special" he's talking about is Dave actually remembering all the lyrics to all the songs instead of forgetting them in the middle like when I saw them a couple months ago.
    G&L18
    iup788 wrote: AB3.5 wrote: Glad to see their still going. They aren't one of my favorite bands, but compared to most of today's music, they are miles ahead. I think the term is "streets ahead"
    Give it up, Pierce. "Streets Ahead" is never going to become a thing
    zalant
    The only "something special" that would make most people happy would be to announce that Michael Anthony would resume his bass duties in VH. Playing the Super Bowl wouldn't be bad, either, I guess.
    Picklelerner
    I went to their concert in LA last Saturday night and was kind of disappointed. You could barely make out what Eddie was playing half the show because the sound was so distorted. Gene Simmons was a few rows ahead of me and you could see that even he was a little annoyed by it. It was still a good show, but I think sound quality wise, it just didn't meet up to my expectations.