With 31 dates being postponed and insiders saying "the band hates each other", what's going on with the long-awaited reunion?
Posted on May 18, 2012 01:30 pm
The Van Halen reunion could be falling apart at the seams, with 31 dates of their US tour being dropped from their website without any clear reason.
Fears are growing after Rolling Stone spoke to an insider who said "They hate each other. The band is arguing like mad. They're fighting."
Live Nation, who promotes the tour, declined to comment on the cancellations, as did the band. One arena representative is quoted as saying "You want to know the absolute f--kin' truth? I have no f--kin' idea."
Some observers believe the tour isn't selling enough tickets, some of which cost up to $160, but others say it has been a success.
If you're a fan of the band and bought tickets to see them, don't fret - the Van Halen website says: "These dates have been postponed, not cancelled. Several shows on their 2007-2008 tour were postponed as well, and all were ultimately rescheduled."
Here's a list of the 13 shows that are going ahead (via Classic Rock), with the cancelled show below. Have you been affected? Let us know in the comments.
05/19 - St. Paul, Minn. - Xcel Energy Center
05/22 - Kansas City, Mo. - Sprint Center
05/24 - Denver, Colo. - Pepsi Center
05/27 - Las Vegas, Nev. - MGM Grand Garden Arena
06/01 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Staples Center
06/03 - Oakland, Calif. - Oracle Arena
06/05 - San Jose, Calif. - HP Pavilion
06/12 - Anaheim, Calif. - Honda Center
06/14 - San Diego, Calif. - Viejas Arena
06/16 - Phoenix, Ariz. - US Airways Center
06/20 - Dallas, Texas - American Airlines Center
06/22 - San Antonio, Texas - AT&T Center
06/24 - Houston, Texas - Toyota Center
06/26 - New Orleans, La. - New Orleans Arena
The cancelled dates:
07/07 - Uncasville, Ct. - Mohegan Sun Arena
07/09 - Hampton, Va. - Hampton Coliseum
07/11 - Philadelphia, Pa. - Wells Fargo Center
07/13 - East Rutherford, N.J. - Izod Center
07/15 - Baltimore, Md. - 1st Mariner Arena
07/17 - Rochester N.Y. - Blue Cross Arena
07/19 - Detroit, Mich. - Joe Louis Arena
07/21 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
07/24 - Toledo, Ohio - Huntington Center
07/26 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - Van Andel Arena
07/28 - Cleveland, Ohio - Quicken Loans Arena
07/31 - Fort Wayne, Ind. - Allen County Memorial Coliseum
08/02 - Columbus, Ohio - Schottenstein Center
08/04 - Knoxville, Tenn. - Thompson-Boiling Arena
08/06 - Memphis, Tenn. - FedEx Forum
08/08 - Birmingham, Ala. - BJCC Arena
08/10 - Greenville, S.C. - BI-LO Center
08/12 - Cincinnati, Ohio - US Bank Arena
08/21 - Spokane, Wash. - Spokane Arena
08/23 - Portland, Ore. - Rose Garden
08/25 - Sacramento, Calif. - Power Balance Pavilion
08/28 - Fresno, Calif. - Save Mart Center
08/30 - Reno, Nev. - Reno Events Center
09/04 - Salt Lake City, Utah - EnergySolutions Arena
09/08 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Tingley Coliseum
09/11 - El Paso, Texas - Don Haskins Center
09/13 - Austin, Texas - Frank Erwin Center
09/15 - Oklahoma City, Okla. - Chesapeake Energy Arena
09/17 - Wichita, Kan. Intrust Bank Arena
09/21 - Moline, Ill. - Iwireless Center
09/25 - Milwaukee, Wis. - Bradley Center