Van Halen Postpones 31 Summer Tour Dates

van halen 2012Bad news for Van Halen fans, the band has just postponed a slew of summer tour dates.

News that the concert will have no active tour dates after June 26 was mentioned on their website recently and at the moment, there are no details on why a number of dates have been axed.

The Associated Press reported that a source familiar with the tour who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed that some of the performances are being postponed. These include 31 dates on their 2012 North American tour that was supposed to run through September 25.

Postponed shows include some in New York, New Jersey, Canada, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Maryland,  South Carolina, California, Oregon, Washington, Alabama,  Utah, Nevada, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, among others.

While ticket holders may be freaking out with no information on rescheduled dates, the shows were certainly postponed not cancelled and new dates have not yet been announced.

The postponed dates are as follows (according to vhnd.com):

7/7  Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena
7/9  Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum
7/11  Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
7/13  East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center
7/15  Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena
7/17  Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
7/19  Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
7/21  London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre
7/24  Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
7/26  Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
7/28  Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
7/31  Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum
8/2  Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
8/4  Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena
8/6  Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum
8/8  Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
8/10  Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center
8/12  Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena
8/21  Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
8/23  Portland, Ore., Rose Garden
8/25  Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion
8/28  Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
8/30  Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
9/4  Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena
9/8  Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum
9/11  El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center
9/13  Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center
9/15  Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/17  Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena
9/21  Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center
9/25  Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

The band will perform 13 upcoming shows, but will stop in June in New Orleans. The following are the active shows (according to vhnd.com):

5/19  St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
5/22  Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
5/24  Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
5/27  Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/1    Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
6/3    Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
6/5    San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion
6/12   Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center
6/14   San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena
6/16   Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
6/20   Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
6/22   San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
6/24   Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
6/26   New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena

In December, Van Halen announced first announced plans for a special reunion tour through a video that was posted to the band’s official site.

The video took viewers through black and white shots of the band performing on stage and featured a scrolling red bar with the words “Van Halen on Tour 2012″ along with announcing that the tickets would become available in January.

The tour features former lead singer David Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang.