David Lee Roth cancels 2 Las Vegas Strip concerts
David Lee Roth had happily planned to kick off his end of his stage career with a pair of New Years concerts on the Strip.
COVID has other ideas.
Diamond Dave has ended his New Years and New Years shows at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. In a statement released Thursday, representatives for the 67-year-old frontman said, “Due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of caution for those who work and attend shows, David Lee Roth’s performance schedule is December 12. January 31, 2021 and January 1, 2022 have been canceled. Refunds will be automatically processed and ticket holders will be notified directly. “
Roth’s January 5, January 7-8, January 14-15, and January 21-22 shows are still on the books. Roth’s shows join those postponed by the Go-Go’s for New Years weekend. ’80s rockers performed New Years Eve and New Years Eve shows at the Venetian Theater for a COVID case in their camp. These performances are reset for February 11 and 12.
The former frontman of Van Halen caused a tsunami in the rock industry on October 1 by abruptly announcing he was retiring after his concerts in Vegas. In an exclusive interview in this column, Roth said in a classic fashion, “I throw in the shoes. I am retiring.
The announcement boosted ticket sales for Roth’s original five dates at House of Blues. In December, he added the four additional dates. These shows, too, have sold out.
As Roth commented, “I had no idea how many of you wanted to pay to see me go.”
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