Van Halen Cancel Show Due To David Lee Roth Illness
"Due to David Lee Roth suffering from the flu and the doctor recommending he rest his throat, Van Halen's concert tonight (8/23) at Hersheypark Stadium has been cancelled," read the band's official statement. "Refunds will be available at point of purchase."
The show was to be the first night of the second leg of Van Halen's summer tour. We had a total blast at their Cleveland performance earlier this month, and have a lot of sympathy for the Pennsylvania fans who were looking forward to ending their weekend in high style tonight.
Judging from his recent Facebook post, so does the group's bassist, Wolfgang Van Halen. "This sucks... To all the fans, we are SO sorry. This is such a huge bummer. We were really looking forward to this show... I really wish this wasn't the situation."
Hopefully, somebody gets "Diamond Dave" a doctor (and maybe a shot) before Van Halen's next scheduled performance, which is Tuesday night, Aug. 25 in Darien Center, N.Y. All told, there are 19 dates remaining on the group's summer itinerary, with the tour finale set for Oct. 4 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif.
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