Van Halen Denies “Big Tour” Talk
Van Halen has refuted David Lee Roth’s recent assertion that the band will perform “probably 50, 60 shows” in Europe starting later this year. As reported by Rolling Stone, the manager for Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen indicated Roth’s comments simply weren’t true. “Nothing's been discussed yet," said manager Irving Azoff. "Why would he say this? Hey, Dave's a talkative guy. Why don't you call and ask him?" Azoff went on to say the band’s performance schedule remains currently limited to two April festival dates with Billy Joel in Australia, three June dates in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, and a headlining gig at the Rock USA festival in July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Asked if a broader tour was a possibility, he replied, “Not unless something special comes up. It certainly won't be a tour of Europe."