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PLUG PULLED … David Lee Roth has canceled all of his Las Vegas retirement shows

David Lee Roth

David Lee Roth wipes out all Las Vegas ‘retirement’ shows
By: John Katsilometes

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNALDavid Lee Roth’s Las Vegas retirement flourish has fallen out, apparently because for COVID. The vaunted front man called off the entire run Monday afternoon, according to a representative of House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Roth was to perform Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and again Jan. 14-15, Jan. 21-22 and Feb. 11-12.

There has been no formal announcement from Roth or his camp, or from concert promoter Live Nation, as to why this entire sold-out series was spiked. But on Thursday, Roth’s reps announced he was pushing his New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day shows to Feb. 11-12, saying in a statement the decisions were, “Due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows.”

That announcement said refunds will be automatically processed, and ticket-holders will be notified directly.

Roth cited his own health concerns when announcing the Las Vegas shows would be his last live performances. “I’m throwing in the shoes,” is how he put it on Oct. 1.

The 67-year-old, former Van Halen vocalist added he was experiencing unspecified health challenges: “My doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go onstage, I endanger (my) future.”

With fans reacting swiftly to the announcement, his shows at House of Blues sold out. There is no word on if it’s possible they will be returned to the calendar.

The above courtesy the Las Vegas Review Journal



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