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David Lee Roth Says Van Halen Is Finished

by Paul Cashmere on October 1, 2019

in News

David Lee Roth says that Van Halen is over. Although there has been no official announcement of a break-up, Eddie Van Halen has tried a number of times to resurrect the band but it keeps falling over. Roth says they are finished.

In a new interview with 101WRIF David Lee Roth says “It’s been cancelled a number of times and I think Van Halen’s finished.

Roth added, “I’ve inherited the band (defacto). Van Halen isn’t goijng to coming back. Eddie’s got his own story to tell — not mine to tell it.”

Van Halen never toured Australia with David Lee Roth but they did play a one-off Sydney show with Roth in 2013. The show was pure Spinal Tap.

The only time Van Halen toured Australia was in 1998 with Gary Cherone as lead singer.

The last Van Halen show was on 4 October 2015 at the Hollywood Bowl.

The final Van Halen setlist from 2015 was:

Light Up The Sky (from Van Halen II, 1979)
Runnin’ With The Devil (from Van Halen, 1978)
Romeo Delight (from Women and Children First, 1980)
Everybody Wants Some (from Women and Children First, 1980)
Drop Dead Legs (from 1984, 1984)
Feel Your Love Tonight (from Van Halen, 1978)
Somebody Get Me A Doctor (from Van Halen II, 1979)
She’s The Woman (from A Different Kind of Truth, 2012)
I’ll Wait (from 1984, 1984)
Drum Solo
Little Guitars (from Diver Down, 1982)
Dance The Night Away (from Van Halen II, 1979)
Beautiful Girls (from Van Halen II, 1979)
Women In Love (from Van Halen II, 1979)
Hot For Teacher (from 1984, 1984)
Dirty Movies (from Fair Warning, 1981)
Ice Cream Man (from Van Halen, 1978)
Unchained (from Fair Warning, 1981)
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (from Van Halen, 1978)
Guitar Solo
You Really Got Me (from Van Halen, 1978)
Panama (from 1984, 1984)
Jump (from 1984, 1984)

David Lee Roth will begin his Las Vegas residency on 8 January 2020.

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