David Lee Roth has canceled his entire Las Vegas residency. The run, which was supposed to signal the Van Halen frontman’s live swansong, was set to play Las Vegas’ House of Blues on New Year’s Eve (December 31st), followed by 2022 performances on January 1st, 5th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd — the last seven of which have been scratched.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, “On Thursday, Roth’s reps announced he was pushing his New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day shows to February 11th and 12th, saying in a statement the decisions were, ‘Due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows.’ That announcement said refunds will be automatically processed, and ticket-holders will be notified directly.”
On January 4th, Roth commented on the cancellation by posting a drawing on his social media platforms of presumably a desolate Las Vegas strip, with the statement “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Las Vegas.” There’s been no official reason given by Roth as to why the shows have been scrapped as opposed to rescheduled.
CHECK IT OUT: David Lee Roth on January 8th, 2020 performing “Dance The Night Away” live in Las Vegas: