Van Halen manager shouts down Roth’s UK tour talk

March 14, 2013

vanhalen1Van Halen are not planning an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, says the manager of Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen.

Irving Azoff does not look after the affairs of David Lee Roth, who earlier this week said the band would make their first visit to Europe since 1998 before the end of the year.

The frontman reported: “We’re going to be playing Europe – probably 50, 60 shows.”

Now Azoff tells Billboard: “All the announced dates, which include the date in Australia, the dates in Japan and a date in Wisconsin, are confirmed and on sale, and those are real.

“I manage the Van Halens and I know nothing about any European tour.”

Azoff was at least able to confirm that Roth will be at the helm for the booked concerts.

The singer recently said he’d love to see original bassist Michael Anthony rejoin the band, and regretted that he hadn’t written any material with Eddie Van Halen for years.

He last toured the UK with the band during the Monsters Of Rock tour in 1984.

-Classic Rock

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