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Van Halen

We're Just Burned Out

5/18/2012 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Even rockstars can get tired ... and TMZ has learned that's exactly why Van Halen decided to postpone 31 upcoming concert dates.

Sources close to the band tell us ... the guys felt like the current schedule was "too much, too fast" ... and they were "losing their focus."

One source tells us, "They're simply burned out" ... adding, "They want to make sure their concerts are not a routine ... they want every performance to be special."

We're told the guys want to take some time to "re-charge their engines" ... so they can rock all 31 cities the way Van Halen fans expect to be rocked.

As for rumors that Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth are feuding ... we're told "It's total B.S."

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Delaware D    

Who's Van Halen?

855 days ago
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Christine    

BS, some of those dates were barely announced last week. Why all of the sudden do you realize ...wow we can't do this. Bottom line Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen are big ego manics and David Lee is probably stealing their thunder. Hang it up guys.

855 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

Van Halen 78-84 was magical and "special". This current line-up "starring" Ed's morbidly obese son Wolfie is not. This is called a cash grab folks. Listen to their current single called "Tattoo". It will make you want to "Jump" off the nearest bridge.

855 days ago
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TefnutUaRaet    

I wish I had their money. I wish I could live as good and free as them. I wish I wasn't poor and didn't have to be concerned about paying my rent which is always to damn high. I wish I had enough money to keep up. ****, I'm so broke no matter how much I work and I've been working all of my life. I'm such a loser for being such a poor person. Tears tears and more tears. So unfair.

855 days ago
5.

Abe    

"Burned out" is a synonym for "we're too stoned to tour."
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855 days ago
6.

larry    

After all these years you would think these guys could get it together, total fail

855 days ago
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cjs    

You know I read an Esqurie interview with Eddie, I'm worried about his health. Whatever they say lets just leave it at that.

855 days ago
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Jen    

Old as dirt and addicts is more like it....

855 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

WTF happened to the good ol' days where you got your "recharge" back stage. Old rockers...sheesh!

855 days ago
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david    

i hope everything is cool...they got the right singer back...please keep it together guys

855 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

and that's why I never buy tickets to see them... It's always something with these guys.

855 days ago
12.

Cherie    

Burned out my arse! They could never get along and I'd bet my bottom dollar that's the case now!

855 days ago
13.

Nvts    

Three are old men and one obese kid...of course they are burned out!

855 days ago
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brad    

Folks, Dave, Eddie, and Alex are in their late 50s. They've been living pretty hard too because of all their partying. That puts some extra miles on your body. They are probably out of shape physically too. They're doing okay on this tour so far ... all things considered. The band wanted to give the ticket buyers their money's worth as best they can. Gotta respect that. I bet Dave's vocal cords aren't holding up very well either. It happens to most singers as they get older especially if they smoked and drank a lot. Dave is no different. Getting old sucks. I'd like to be age 22 forever but it ain't gonna happen. Maybe these medical researchers will find the "fountain of youth" in the next few decades. That would be nice. Anyway ... LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY VAN HALEN !!! These guys are rock and roll legends. No doubt about it. New generations of people should be inspired by them and try to make music as good as they do if they are in a band.

855 days ago
15.

Bu    

Someone is back on the pipe!

855 days ago
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