David Lee Roth Says “I think Van Halen’s finished”

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Frontman David Lee Roth says “I think Van Halen’s finished” during a recent interview, after making a statement last year about Van Halen returning to play at baseball stadiums in the United States. 

“That’s been canceled a number of times,” Roth regarding the rumor of summer 2019 Van Halen tour on WRIF “Meltdown.” “I think Van Halen’s finished and this is the next phase.”

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He also speaks out about the current state of his former band, “I’ve inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know. And that being said, Eddie’s [Van Halen] got his own story to tell. [It’s] not mine to tell it.”

David Lee Roth, however, will play at the House of Blues in Las Vegas next year, January and March of 2020. He will be performing a career-spanning 26-song set.

The last known performance of Van Halen was on Oct. 4, 2015, closing out their tour at the time at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

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