Van Halen Not Going On European Tour
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.12.2013
It's not happening...
Billboard reports that Van Halen will not be touring Europe after all. David Lee Roth said that the band would tour, but Irving Azoff, manager for founders Alex and Eddie Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, has denied this.
Roth made the comments while on the Sirius Opie & Anthony radio show yesterday. He said the band were "going to be playing Europe -- probably 50 or 60 shows starting at the end of this year."
Azoff replied: "All the announced dates, which include the date in Australia, the dates in Japan and a date in Wisconsin, are confirmed and on sale and those are real. I manage the Van Halens, and I know nothing about any European tour."
He added that Roth will still be fronting the band that will play the scheduled dates, which include the Stone Music Festival in Sydney on April 20; June 21 at the Tokyo Dome, and June 24 and 26 at Osaka's City Central Gymnasium. The band will also headline the last night of the Rock USA festival on July 20 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
They played 46 shows last year and earned $54 million with an attendance of 522,296. This was good enough for eighth among all touring acts last year.
Meanwhile, Wolfgang Van Halen recently said that the band is open to another album after 2012's A Different Kind of Truth, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 in February.
He said: "Oh yeah, there's plenty of other ideas laying around, and some new stuff that we've been working on, too. You never know what'll happen."