Van Halen admit schedule was too heavy
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has shot a video explaining the reason behind pulling 31 dates from their current US tour.
He confirms it’s nothing to do with any falling out, as Rolling Stone alleged using a “source close to the band” – it’s simply that they committed themselves to a schedule that was too heavy for them.
In a clip entitled “Public Relations” Roth says: “The band is getting along famously, better than we have in quite some time. Through the eye of YouTube, you can see that we’re having ourselves a hell of a time, and I think that translates into the music.
“As usual, we’ve bit off way more than we could chew when it came to scheduling. The band is winning but our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness.
He adds Van Halen plan to come back following their break with a bigger and better show, explaining: “We have in mind a supersize monster-truck rally tractor-pull sort of event.”
And the singer isn’t shy about fans taking photos or shooting videos. He says: “I think we’re one of the few bands who relishes you bringing whatever camera — if you can carry it in and pull the trigger on it yourself, then please do.”