David Lee Roth’s Final Shows In Las Vegas Have Been Canceled

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After dropping the bombshell considering his retirement plans, David Lee Roth announced his Las Vegas residency for his goodbye shows. Even though he had extended his retirement, in the light of recent news, the first two dates were recently canceled.

David Lee Roth was Van Halen’s frontman on and off from 1974 until their official disbandment in 2020. After the band decided not to continue following Eddie’s death, DLR resumed his solo performances. Recently, Roth stated that he would not continue performing and announced his retirement.

However, he also scheduled five shows to say goodbye to his devoted fanbase. The show tickets were quickly sold out, which encouraged the singer to schedule some more dates. Instead of disappointing his fans and leaving without satisfying their musical needs, he extended his farewell by putting more tickets and more dates on sale.

Unfortunately, it was rumored that DLR and his team got a COVID-19 case in the crew and had to cancel the New Year’s Eve and New Year shows. The venue recently announced the two shows’ cancelation, and as a reason, they said nothing more than ‘abundance of caution.’ Furthermore, instead of telling the fans to hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates, the announcement said that ‘refunds will be automatically processed.’

Here is the cancellation announcement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances related to Covid and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows, the David Lee Roth performances scheduled for Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022, have been canceled. Refunds will be automatically processed, and ticketholders will be notified directly.”

According to the rumors, a crew member contracted the virus, and they had to quarantine. However, the rest of the shows on January 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22 are scheduled to continue, and it’s unknown whether he will reschedule the canceled shows for a further date. Even though the singer announced his retirement, he seems reluctant to get off the stage any time soon.