Van Halen tour postponed but not canceled, dates to be rescheduled, members not fighting

By on May 19, 2012 in Concerts, Entertainment, Music, United States Comments

Thirty-one dates from the 2012 Van Halen tour “A Different Kind Of Truth” have been postponed, but the band emphasized that they were not canceled and are to be rescheduled, with the members reportedly even have plans to extend their outside the country.

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According a post at the band’s official news desk website on Thursday, May 17, 2012, Van Halen postponed 31 dates on their 2012 North American tour, which were supposed to be from July 7 in Uncasville, Connecticut to through Sept. 25 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Initially, no official reason given why the dates were postponed, but the post at Van Halen News Desk noted that 15 dates of the band’s upcoming shows will go on as usual, which are from May 19, St. Paul, Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center to June 26 at the New Orleans Arena, in New Orleans, Los Angeles.

Nevertheless, a post on the same website the next day, Friday, May 18 provided reasons why some of the 2012 Van Halen tour have been postponed, and confirmed that no band member is sick and that they are not “fighting”; contrary to the report at Rolling Stone magazine.

“A source with knowledge of the tour tells Rolling Stone that Van Halen‘s members “hate each other.” Adds the source, “The band is arguing like mad. They are fighting.” A statement reads at RollingStone.com on their May 17 post about the band’s postponement of tour dates.

On the other hand, the statement below reads at VHND.com on Friday, explaining the reason for the postponement of some of the 2012 Van Halen tour dates, with the band’s original members including David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen.

“The band has been working tirelessly for the last 18 months – writing and recording ‘A Different Kind Of Truth‘, filming the ‘Tattoo‘ video, rehearsing, putting together the show themselves (lighting, the videos, the stage, routing the tour, and lots of behind the scenes stuff that most people don’t even know about).

The band wants the second leg to be as awesome as the first. And for that to happen they want to put more time into the planning of it. Not just continue on with the same show. Van Halen is very enthusiastic about the rest of the tour and wants be on the road for a long time.

Just how long remains to be seen, but we’ll say that the tour will probably continue into next year. They are now considering touring Australia and Japan in the near future.



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