Will Van Halen finish what they started?
The reunited rockers have postponed more than 30 dates of their upcoming summer tour with frontman David Lee Roth in support of A Different Kind of Truth, the original lineup's first album together in 26 years.
So much for dancing the night away.
No reason was given for the decision, but already speculation has surfaced that long-simmering tensions between the bandmates have reached a boiling point.
According to their website, Van Halen will finish out the remainder of the shows they have scheduled for next month, including a June 26 gig at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans. But all concerts set for July through September, which included more than a few soldout stops in such cities as Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City, have been put off until further notice.
Live Nation, which is promoting the trek, has yet to release information as far as makeup dates or where to obtain refunds, and a rep for the band declined to comment.
But Rolling Stone quoted sources close to Van Halen as saying the members are at each other's throats, making it a seemingly realistic prospect that the current incarnation featuring Diamond Dave (and Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, on bass in place of fired original bassist Michael Anthony) will not make it through the end of the year.
"[They] hate each other," an insider with knowledge of the tour told the magazine. "The band is arguing like mad. They are fighting."
Paging Sammy Hagar (or Gary Cherone maybe?)
Ironically, before this year the last time Roth hit the road with VH was in 2007. But that jaunt was briefly shut down while Eddie entered rehab for treatment of alcoholism.