Back in May, Van Halen announced the postponement of 31 North American tour dates after both Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth felt the band had “bitten off more than they could chew” in performing 48 shows in just a few months. At first the group expected to make up the dates later this year, but as Pollstar reports the plan has changed – the 31 shows have now been officially canceled.
Van Halen currently has no future shows scheduled, though Eddie recently told USA Today that the band would head to Japan in November and might “possibly do something special” towards the start of 2013. For our part, we hope this reunion isn’t over, that the band members were sincere when they said the cancellations were due to exhaustion. Van Halen impressed during the first 48 shows by dusting off rarities and engaging the audience every night.