Van Halen Concert Dates in Jeopardy
Van Halen’s only announced 2011 tour dates might not happen after all. The reunited hard rockers were supposed to headline the Soundwave Revolution traveling festival in Australia, but that enterprise has, ahem, gone under.
Soundwave Revolution was supposed to include performances by Alice Cooper, Machine Head, Alter Bridge, Danzig and Bad Religion, as well as another headliner, according to hennemusic. The pull-out of the unknown second headliner is what scuttled the festival.
“The situation as we know it has been cancelled,” promoter AJ Maddah said on Sydney radio station NOVA 969. “The situation is that we were scheduled to make a second announcement on the 1st August, which had our festival co-headliner on that announcement. Their circumstances changed at the last minute and they had to pull out. And unfortunately we don’t have enough time to replace them. And we didn’t really want to go ahead with an incomplete lineup.”
According to a statement posted in the forums section of the Soundwave Revolution website, many of the scheduled bands will still come to perform in the country playing in “mini festival lineups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.” There’s no word on if those shows will include Van Halen (which is currently David Lee Roth with Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen).