David Lee Roth Cancels Remaining Las Vegas Shows Ahead of Planned Retirement

David Lee Roth Cancels Remaining Las Vegas Shows Ahead of Planned Retirement

Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth’s retirement plans have changed, as the 67-year-old cut his planned farewell concerts in Las Vegas short by several dates.

previously announcing in October that he’d bethrowing in the shoesfollowing a round of concerts at the city’s House of Blues venue throughout January, the venue’s website indicates Roth will no longer move forward with performances slated for Jan. 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, と 22.

Representatives for Roth didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for confirmation on the reason the shows were nixed, though the spread of the Omicron variant amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prompted the postponement and/or cancellations of several other in-person events around the world, から numerous Broadway shows to concerts by artists like ミーガンジースタリオン, ドージャキャット, リル・ナズ・エックス, もっと.


David Lee Roth performing.
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Nearly one year after the death of his former bandmate エディ・ヴァン・ヘイレン, Roth confirmed in an interview with the ラスベガスレビュー-ジャーナル that the upcoming round of Nevada shows were to be his last.

“引退します,” Roth told the publication last year. “これが最初です, そしてのみ, official announcement… I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe.

まだ, he referencedthe departure of my beloved classmate recentlywith reference to Van Halen, suggesting that health concerns might’ve played a part in his decision to retire.

“私は本当に短い時間であるかを把握するように励まされ、強制されます, and my time is probably even shorter. I thought I might have been the first, frankly… ‘Hey Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me,'” 彼は言った. “And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go onstage, I endanger that future.

Roth sang lead vocals on the first six Van Halen albums before embarking on a solo career throughout the late 1980s, though he rejoined the collective permanently in 2007 before the band released its final album, A Different Kind of Truth, NS 2012.