David Lee Roth has just said out loud what everyone basically realizes — Eddie Van Halen’s health is keeping Van Halen from touring together.
Diamond Dave spoke to the Las Vegas Review-Journal ahead of the start of his residency last night (Wednesday) at the House of Blues on the Vegas strip. He said, “Eddie Van Halen’s not doing well, and singing and dancing is a perishable skill. If you have the capacity, it’s something that has to be used routinely, if not for the thrill of it and the magic of creating with other incandescent spirits.”
Van Halen with Roth last toured in 2015. Since then there have been crickets from their camp, with numerous reports of Eddie’s declining health from throat cancer. He has yet to comment on any of these stories.
Roth does shows two and three at the House of Blues Friday and Saturday before returning there in March for six more. He’ll also open on KISS’s End of the Road tour starting February 1st in New Hampshire.