We have earlier given the sad news of David Lee Roth canceling some of his Las Vegas shows, which were also set to be his final ones. But unfortunately, the rest of the shows have now been canceled, too, confirmed by the regarded frontman of Van Halen.
Just a few days ago, it’s been announced that a pair of final shows that were set to take their places in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve weekend had been forced to be canceled as one of the regarded singer’s backing bands caught Covid-19, with the following statement down below:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the pandemic and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows, the David Lee Roth performances scheduled for Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022, have been canceled. Refunds will be automatically processed, and ticketholders will be notified directly.”
But yet, all the fans have still been waiting hopefully for the rest of the shows, that was still on the table, to see the regarded musician one last time before his retiring. The legendary frontman of Van Halen had already announced that he was “throwing in the shoes” and said “There is no torch being passed. There is no other side of this coin. We are bringing it in classic Van Halen style.” And those shows that were supposed to take their places in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve weekend have especially awaited because they were the last shows of David Lee Roth before he would retire after those 5 final five shows.
So, it’s really unfortunate for both sides, David Lee Roth and his fans, since now everything seems nixed up while there is also nothing more have been said for further details or what will be the future of those final shows as well.
While there is no word for the faith of canceled final shows as if the legendary singer plans to reschedule the residency or not, David Lee Roth has only shared a post about the sad matter reflecting it with a little humor through his social media while seemingly touching on the current situation, saying “A funny thing happened on the way to Vegas,” but nothing more.
During one of his earlier interviews, David Lee Roth also said about his retirement that:
“I’m calling it ‘The Last Tour,’ unless It Isn’t’. At my age, everything is a possible farewell tour. It’s been a long great trip, along the great run. But this kind of music requires the kind of energy that people in their 20s bring. You know what NFL stands for: Not For Long. It’s similar in rock. I remember the days when we would stand around and say, ‘Let’s go have a cigarette.’ And that’s what we did: Four guys having one cigarette. I remember those days. They go by fast, so enjoy them while you’re in them.”
Ultimately, it seems we all now have to wait longer for further details of the canceled shows to see whether we will get the chance of David Lee Roth for the last time lively on stages or not, along with when and how, as well. So, please stay tuned as we share the latest news of the regarded Van Halen frontman and his farewell tour as soon as we hear about them.