According to TMZ.com, VAN HALEN decided to postpone 31 of its previously announced summer concerts because the guys in the band felt like the current schedule was “too much, too fast” and they were “losing their focus.” The site quotes a source “close to the band” as saying “They’re simply burned out” and adding, “They want to make sure their concerts are not a routine … they want every performance to be special.” The members of the group want to take some time to “recharge their engines” and return to the road with a renewed energy and enthusiasm.
As for rumors that Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth are feuding, TMZ.com‘s source states, “It’s total B.S.”
A major selling point of VAN HALEN and David Lee Roth reuniting was that all of the squabbles and musical differences that tore the band apart in the mid-’80s had been resolved — a point that Roth and Van Halen have always been quick to drive home to the public. “We really have reformed this team like a brother team that it never was before,” Roth said, according to The Pulse Of Radio. “I think you hear that in my voice here, and we think we got it right this time. You come and judge the performance harshly. Please, I beg you, come on down and see.” Added Eddie Van Halen: “None of us want to give you less than our best and we are at our best.”
VAN HALEN‘s new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, has sold 377,000 copies in the United States since its February 7 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The CD is the band’s first full-length offering with original singer David Lee Roth since “1984” was released in January 1984.