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Van Halen Tour Unhinged

3/2/2008 7:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ the Van Halen tour has just been canceled!

We're told arrangements are being made right now to cancel hotel stays for the tour -- which was scheduled to continue through April 19th. Sources tell us the reason for the cancellation is Eddie -- that he is having "issues."

The last three shows had already been canceled. There have been reports that Eddie was out of it during concerts -- and video of recent performances in which his guitar playing was atrocious.

Reps could not be reached for comment.

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151.

imasmf    

Well Charlottesville got postponed last week and resceduled to the 11th. Now they cancel? WTF, why bother rescheduling? You guys gotta understand VH is by no means my favorite band but I'm an old rocker/metalhead in a podunk town. VH is seriously the biggest thing to hit C'ville in years! I was excited to see them, I always liked Diamond Dave, sure he's an ass but he's an ass with a certain charisma!

So I guess the next big thing here is Kid Rock, Not exactly my style but I just need a concert! Get Straight Eddie, It aint cute anymore.

2321 days ago
152.

tambo    

On VAN HALEN web site it says it is a rumor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2321 days ago
153.

ZippoTragedy    

Eddies drug of choice was booze, not blow.
He's a career alcoholic - always has been.
Sad to see he's off the wagon - remember: Alcoholism is an lifelong addiction.
It's no wonder that all of the *secrets* of his failed marriage would trigger a relapse - that'd be normal for anyone who *wondered* WTF happened. Tough that he has to read about it in a "tell-all book" - Valerie could at least have waited until he was done touring.

I hope he gets the help he needs to get well -

2321 days ago
154.

DeepFreeze3    

Commenting on Lee's post (No. 2):

This might shock you, but everything about Ed in Valerie's book is stuff that's been out there for a LONG time!! It's nothing new, and it's not shocking at all. Especially to Ed, since he and Valerie talked about it before the book came out. The book has more to do with Valerie than him. And if you bothered to read it, you'd easily see that she splits the blame right down the middle. It's not one of those "Let's bash Eddie Van Halen!!!" books at all.

With what Ed put her through, any actions she took during their marriage was totally understandable. Of course, some just love to throw rocks at her. But they'd better hope that they don't live in glass houses, because those rocks could easily be aimed right back at them...by a force factor of ten!! Valerie is a lot of things. A hypocrite isn't one of them.

In any case, her and Ed have a great relationship. Hell, he and his girlfriend (who's also his publicist) go over to Valerie's house for dinner on a regular basis. At the end of the day, it's all good. There isn't any hate between them.

2321 days ago
155.

Gary    

With the amount of drugs consumed by these rock groups, it's no wonder their tours are failing all over the place. It's beyond pitiful, but it's only the logical conclusion to what they've been doing all these years -- eating up all the drugs in every geographic region they enter, and then producing music that is the concentrated sulphuric acid of evil. These traveling nightmares have been converting the young people into debilitated automata for decades, soaking them with drugs and messages of destruction, until the only thing left for older people is to buy tickets on the first available spaceship to another planet, because soon it won't be possible to remain here.

2321 days ago
156.

chloe    

We saw them in Jacksonville, FL and it was an awesome show. There were a few problems with the tech/sound cutting off a few times. Eddie looked great, that TMZ photo is an old one.

2321 days ago
157.

lr    

I heard on my local radio station this a.m. this story isn't even true.

2321 days ago
158.

Lori    

#42--yes I saw the with Valerie on Larry King Live. How very odd she didn't know what her boyfriend did. How could you not know this unless she just didn't want to say. Larry likes her, but she does seem rather self-centered. Its all about "me." mentality. she said she would never consider doing a talk show, YEAH RIGHT. I heard on the news it is in the making. She is trying to get her career back on track.

2321 days ago
159.

Me    

They sound awful. They should've retired a long, long time ago. Eddie just can't seem to stay clean long enough and if 'Wolfie' (what kind of name is that anyways....Wolfgang....poor kid. Were both parents messed up when they came up with that name? I don't care if he was named after a member of the family or not, you just don't name a kid Wolfgang!) keeps hanging out with him and the rest of the band, it won't be long before he follows in his dads footsteps.

2321 days ago
160.

Kelli    

#52, whatever. Funny you went to JJPearce High School. Same school that was posted here on TMZ that McCain spoke at. hmmm.....I'll give ya credit for North Garland though.

2321 days ago
161.

Spaz    

Thats why I didnt buy tickets...I knew it would fall apart

2321 days ago
162.

ME    

I USED TO LOVE EDDIE BUT HE'S GOT SOME MAJOR DRUG/ALCOHOL PROBLEMS. WOULDN'T BUY A TICKET TO SEE THEM NOW ANYWAY. THEY'RE WASHED UP. MAYBE HE SHOULD GO BACK TO PLAYING MUSIC FOR PORN.

2321 days ago
163.

CHRISSY PIFER    

I HOPE THAT CANCELING THE SHOW IS JUST A RUMOR AND IF NOT PLEASE WAIT UNITL YOU AFTER YOU TOUR PITTSBURGH!!! I HAVE WAITED YEARS TO SEE VAN HALEN AND THEY ARE CANCELING 3 WEEKS BEFORE THEY COME TO MY HOMETOWN, THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

2321 days ago
164.

john    

WTF??? I am taking my son to the concert tonight in Dallas. I'm going to be really pissed if this is canceled at the eleventh hour.

2321 days ago
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CHRISSY PIFER    

HOPE THAT CANCELING THE SHOW IS JUST A RUMOR AND IF NOT PLEASE WAIT UNITL AFTER YOU TOUR PITTSBURGH. I HAVE WAITED YEARS TO SEE VAN HALEN AND THEY ARE CANCELING 3 WEEKS BEFORE THEY COME TO PITTSBURGH, THAT SUCKS!!!!!!!!

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