Monday, August 13, 2007

Van Halen reunion to kick off in NC

It looks like the Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth is back on. The group was initially scheduled to tour through the summer but the tour was canceled when Eddie Van Halen entered rehab in March.

The tour won't include the full classic lineup though. Original bassist Michael Anthony will be replaced by Eddie's son Wolfgang.

The tour will include all the major stops including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston, but the surprising thing is that the tour will kick off with not just one, but two shows in North Carolina. The tour will begin in Charlotte at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena on September 27 and roll through Greensboro at the Greensboro Coliseum on September 29.

While it's cool that Van Halen will kick off there tour here, one could also speculate that the band would want their first, potentially mistake-ridden, shows to be in North Carolina as opposed to a major city like New York or LA. The start of The Police's reunion tour was plagued with problems and mixed reviews that led to Stewart Copeland (drummer of The Police) to slam one of their shows.

So, with a new bassist and some rusty, aging members, will the Van Halen reunion tour be a high-flying success or a train wreck? Hell, will the tour even happen or will it get canceled again? Let us know what you think.

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