David Lee Roth Stuns With Performance Despite Retirement Decision

David Lee Roth, who announced his retirement in 2021, recently showed that he didn’t fully step away from the music scene. The singer posted a video on YouTube that showed him dancing to Jamiroquai’s ‘Canned Heat.’

Roth energetically slipped and slid across the floor during the ‘Vote For Pedro’ video, which referenced the 2004 movie ‘Napoleon Dynamite.’ Seeing his moves, one of the vocalist’s fans commented:

“I didn’t realize that was DLR until the end. Damn, man. My 50-year-old body is so happy when I can stand up from sitting on the floor without assistance, and here’s Dave looking as limber as a 20-year-old, dancing around that slippery floor, not even caring if he falls.”

Another user claimed:

“Dave is entertainment. The man never stops or even slows down. Everything he does, he does well. I would be happy to be half as successful and healthy as Dave at his age, but at 50 years old, those dreams have passed me by. Diamond Dave will live on well past his earthbound years.”

This video was released a few months after Roth performed with Royal Machine, singing Van Halen’s ‘Panama’ at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It was his first public performance since his retirement news, during which he said:

“I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. This is the first and only official announcement. You’ve got the news. Share it with the world. I’m not going to explain the statement.”

On the other hand, the former Van Halen vocalist never fully closed the door for new live shows. Almost a year after his first statement, he told Fox News:

“There’s always a tomorrow for a singer, not so much for a trombone player these days. How many times did Rocky retire? Seven. I think No. 3 was my favorite? How many times did Rambo have to come out of retirement in order to make the sequel?”

Meanwhile, DLR kept in touch with his fans through other projects. He has been regularly sharing new episodes for the Roth Show on YouTube and re-recording Van Halen classics under Roth Lives! banner.

You can watch his new dance video below.