Thursday, May 17, 2012

Van Halen postpone summer US tour

Van Halen have abruptly postponed their summer US tour dates without explanation.

Rolling Stone reports the band yanked more than 30 long-planned concerts, 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.

The band's rep also had no 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."

Remaining Van Halen dates:

May 19 - St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
May 22 - Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
May 24 - Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
May 27 - Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jun 01 - Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Jun 03 - Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Jun 05 - San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion
Jun 12 - Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center
Jun 14 - San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena
Jun 16 - Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
Jun 20 - Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Jun 22 - San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
Jun 24 - Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Jun 26 - New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena

Postponed Van Halen dates:

Jul 07 - Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 09 - Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
Jul 11 - Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Jul 13 - East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
Jul 15 - Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
Jul 17 - Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
Jul 19 - Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Jul 21 - London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
Jul 24 - Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
Jul 26 - Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Jul 28 - Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Jul 31 - Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Aug 02 - Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Aug 04 - Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena
Aug 06 - Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
Aug 08 - Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
Aug 10 - Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center
Aug 12 - Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena
Aug 21 - Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
Aug 23 - Portland, Ore., Rose Garden
Aug 25 - Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion
Aug 28 - Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
Aug 30 - Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
Sep 04 – Salt Lake City, Utah - EnergySolutions Arena
Sep 08 - Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
Sep 11 - El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center
Sep 13 - Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
Sep 15 - Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sep 17 - Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena
Sep 21 - Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center
Sep 25 - Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

Van Van Halen

Van Halen – Outta Love Again
Bell Centre – Montreal, QC – March 15, 2012

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