The remaining dates of Van Halen Tour of North America have been cancelled, TMZ.com reported. The news is not totally confirmed but even according to rollingstone.com, employees of tour promoters Live Nation were reportedly told, “the Van Halen tour has been shut down.”
We’re told arrangements are being made right now to cancel hotel stays for the tour — which was scheduled to continue through April 19th.
According to latest Van Halen rumors, the cancellation has been due to guitarist Eddie Van Halen‘s “issues.”
The last three shows had already been canceled, for which no reason was given. There have been reports that Eddie was out of it during concerts. The rock icon, who spent time in rehab last year, has been in media headlines the last few weeks because his ex-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, is making the rounds to promote her new tell-all memoir.
“That’s why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you,” the statement said.
The tour began in September with popular singer David Lee Roth performing with the band for the first time in 22 years, and Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, playing bass.
Van Halen, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007, last toured in 2004 with vocalist Sammy Hagar, grossing nearly $40 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.