Eddie Healthy, Ready to Go
The Van Halen tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth is back on again, according to multiple music industry media outlets citing inside sources. Billboard is suggesting the group will make an official announcement in Hollywood next week.
The resurrected tour is to involve 50 American arenas this fall and a lineup of Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, on bass rather than fan favorite Michael Anthony. The originally planned summer amphitheater tour was cancelled in March when Eddie checked into rehab. Shortly afterwards, the group was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame with only second lead singer Sammy Hagar and snubbed bassist Michael Anthony showing up for the ceremony.
Eddie and Alex have not toured with Roth since 1984.