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Friday, May 18, 2012

VAN HALEN Cancels A Ton Of Tour Dates! Did The Band Break Up Again?

VAN HALEN have postponed 31 dates on their 2012 North American tour. The postponed shows were to run from July 7 in Uncasville, CT through Sept. 25 in Milwaukee, WI.

No official reason has been given for the postponements, and there’s no word yet on when the rescheduled dates will be announced. BUT, Rolling Stone reports that Van Halen has “abruptly postponed” 30 North American tour dates that have been on the calendar since the tour was announced back in December. The tour’s promoter, Live Nation, did not comment on the matter, but a source told Rolling Stone that Van Halen’s members are “arguing like mad” and “hate each other.” Not surprising news, exactly, but definitely disappointing for fans of huge riffs and karate kicks.

(Note that these dates have been POSTPONED, not canceled. Several shows on Van Halen’s 2007-2008 were postponed as well, and all were ultimately rescheduled.)

The band has 13 upcoming shows which will go on as scheduled:

- 5/19:  St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
- 5/22:  Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
- 5/24:  Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
- 5/27:  Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
- 6/1:    Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
- 6/3:    Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
- 6/5:    San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion
- 6/12:   Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center
- 6/14:   San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena
- 6/16:   Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
- 6/20:   Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
- 6/22:   San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
- 6/24:  Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
- 6/26:   New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena

The postponed dates:

- 7/7:  Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena
- 7/9:  Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
- 7/11:  Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
- 7/13:  East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
- 7/15:  Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
- 7/17:  Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
- 7/19:  Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
- 7/21:  London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
- 7/24:  Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
- 7/26:  Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
- 7/28:  Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
- 7/31:  Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum
- 8/2:  Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
- 8/4:  Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena
- 8/6:  Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
- 8/8:  Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
- 8/10:  Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center
- 8/12:  Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena
- 8/21:  Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
- 8/23:  Portland, Ore., Rose Garden
- 8/25:  Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion
- 8/28:  Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
- 8/30:  Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
- 9/4:  Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena
- 9/8:  Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
- 9/11:  El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center
- 9/13:  Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
- 9/15:  Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
- 9/17:  Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena
- 9/21:  Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center
- 9/25:  Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

Related links:
VAN HALEN's Official Site

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