Van Halen Cancel Planned 2012 European Tour

Eddie & Co. have cancelled their planned 13-date European tour in 2012 before all of the dates were announced reports MetalTalk.

The cancelled dates have been made public as planning was so far down the line for the tour that the dates & venues were already ‘locked in.

It is not yet known why the shows have been cancelled. We now await a response from VH and confirmation that reports are true.

Cancelled Van Halen tour dates

  1. May 28 – Paris Zenith
  2. May 30 – Zuerich Hallenstadion
  3. June 1 – Barcelona Pala Jordi
  4. June 3 – Milano Arena Fiera
  5. June 5 – Dortmund Westfalenhalle
  6. June 7 – Sweden Rock Solvesborg
  7. June 10 – Download Festival, Castle Donington
  8. June 13 – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
  9. June 15 – Hellfest Clisson France
  10. June 17 – Fields Of Rock Festival Holland
  11. June 19 – Berlin O2 Arena
  12. June 21 – Prag
  13. June 23 – Grasspop Metal Meeting Belgium

As this seems like yet another Van Halen mishap check out this version of “Jump” where either the backing track or Eddie’s guitar is out of tune by a semitone. Credit to Eddie, though, as he does try his best to retune during the song!

Jump – Van Halen [Live]

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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