Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sammy Hagar comments on Van Halen tour postponement

Fans continue to speculate over the reasons behind this week’s abrupt postponement of Van Halen’s summer tour as they wait for official word from the band.

On Thursday, VH postponed 31 newly-announced dates of its “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour without explanation.

Former VH singer Sammy Hagar, still very bitter over his two departures from the group, chimed in with his thoughts while doing a charity event in Atlantic City on Friday.

"They're hard people to get along with, those brothers," the Denver Post reports. “Otherwise I'd still be in the band.”

"I'm surprised it took this long" for the tour to experience major difficulties, he added. "I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner. I lost money on that bet!"

Rolling Stone reported details from a source who claimed the dates were shelved because the band was fighting amongst themselves, while gossip and fan sites suggested the band is in need of some down time to recharge their batteries.

Van Halen’s current live dates wrap up June 26 in New Orleans.

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