VAN HALEN Postpones 30 Tour Dates
The band yanked more than 30 planned dates, including shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Salt Lake City and El Paso. Local promoters United Concerts and AEG issued statements regarding some postponed shows to local media, including the Salt Lake Tribune and Las Cruces Sun-News, but no details have been offered yet about rescheduled dates or refunds.
Most of the tour is promoted by Live Nation, whose reps wouldn’t comment. 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.”
News of the postponed tour dates surprised several arena reps, who are featuring upcoming Van Halen shows prominently on their websites. “You want to know the absolute fuckin’ truth? I have no fuckin’ idea,” a concert-business source with knowledge of the tour tells Rolling Stone.
“It’s selling pretty good – I don’t know why they would say it’s being canceled,” says a source at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, where the band was supposed to perform on July 7th.