Longtime Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth recently announced his retirement from music, saying his final shows would take place at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and then January 5, 7, and 8. Roth has now revealed a tour poster for the shows, dubbing the run The Last Tour (Unless It Isn’t). So who knows if Roth has something else in mind, or he’s just leaving the door open just in case the mood strikes.
At the time, Roth said “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement.” He also touched on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying he’s been thinking about “the departure of my beloved classmate recently”
“I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter,” he added. “I thought I might have been the first, frankly … ‘Hey Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me.’ And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go onstage, I endanger that future.”
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