Is David Lee Roth Rethinking His Retirement Announcement?

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) recently announced that he was planning to retire following his upcoming Las Vegas residency. Despite this, the frontman has since shared a new promo poster for the shows featuring the phrase “The Last Tour (Unless It Isn’t).” The “unless it isn’t” part seemingly implies that he may not be serious about retirement. However, it is still unclear if it was just a joke or not. For now, fans will just have to wait and see.

David Lee Roth Says He Is Retiring After His Las Vegas Residency: “These Are My Last Five Shows”

During an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Lee Roth (Van Halen) revealed that he is planning to retire. The frontman will be wrapping up his career following the completion of his five-date residency in Las Vegas, NV.

Roth said the following:

“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. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”

He continued while reflecting on the late Eddie Van Halen:

“I thought I might have been the first, frankly. I might have thought the Marlboro Man would’ve got me. Hey, Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me. And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go on stage, I endanger that future. I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter.”

He also added:

“I know that when I am in the audience, whether you come out with a ukulele or a marching band, all I ask you give me everything you’ve got to give. That’s what I did for the last 50 years. I’ve given you all I’ve got to give. It’s been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anybody. I’ll miss you all. Stay frosty.”

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Premieres “Lo-Rez Sunset” Video

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has premiered a new video for his new song “Lo-Rez Sunset.” You can check that out below. The track was previously featured in Roth’s online comic “The Roth Project.” That 17-chapter comic is narrated by the frontman himself and it includes music from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle, and Luis Conte. Notably, it also features songs Roth co-wrote and recorded with John 5 a number of years ago including “Lo-Rez Sunset” and several other tracks.

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Releases New Song “Giddy-Up!”

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has released a new song titled “Giddy-Up!.” You can check that out below. The track was previously featured in Roth’s online comic “The Roth Project.” That 17-chapter comic is narrated by the frontman himself and it includes music from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle, and Luis Conte. Notably, it also features songs Roth co-wrote and recorded with John 5 a number of years ago including “Giddy-Up!” and several other tracks.

David Lee Roth Launches “The Roth Project” Online Comic Featuring Songs He Co-Wrote With John 5

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has launched a new online comic called “The Roth Project.” The 17-chapter comic is narrated by the frontman and it features music from John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Greg Bissonette, Brett Tuggle, and Luis Conte. Notably, it also features songs Roth co-wrote and recorded with John 5 a number of years ago including: “Giddy Up,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill,” “Alligator Pants,” “Lo-Rez Sunset,” and “Manda Bala.”

Here’s the featured chapters:

01. “How About A Little Fire Scarecrow?”
02. “Meanwhile…”
03. “Nobody’s Dying In My Helecopter Tonight…”
04. “Bad News Waiting To Be Delivered”
05. “Christmas Early”
06. “Pink Mist”
07. “The Missionary’s Daughter”
08. “Bad Mojo Heat And Serve”
09. “No Dude, Seriously, Fuck You”
10. “Tiger Step, Between Walls”
11. “Bohica”
12. “Chaos”
13. “A Secret Empire”
14. “The Dark Ocean Society”
15. “Knock Knock”
16. “All Pastel And Watercolory”
17. “Let’s Talk”

You can stream the full version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill” from the comic below:

KISS Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With David Lee Roth

KISS have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with David Lee Roth (Van Halen). The trek is now set to take place in summer/fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

08/18 Mansfield, MA – Great Woods
08/19 Bangor, ME – Waterfront
08/21 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall (no David Lee Roth)
08/22 Hartford, CT – Meadows
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank
08/28 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek
08/29 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood
09/01 Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
09/02 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob
09/04 Tinley Park, IL – The World
09/05 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus
09/17 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight
09/18 George, WA – The Gorge
09/21 Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
09/22 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA
09/25 Chula Vista, CA – North Island
09/26 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky
09/29 Austin, TX – 360
10/01 Ft Worth, TX – Dickies
10/02 Tulsa, OK – BOK
10/05 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast
10/06 Lafayette, LA – Cajundome

David Lee Roth Postpones Remaining Las Vegas Residency Dates

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has postponed his remaining Las Vegas residency dates at the House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino due to the coronavirus pandemic. The singer tweeted the following:

David Lee Roth Added To KISS’ 2020 North American Tour

David Lee Roth (Van Halen) has been confirmed as the opening act on the 2020 North American leg of KISS’ “End Of The Road” tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 01 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Feb. 04 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Feb. 07 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 08 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Feb. 11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Feb. 13 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Feb. 15 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
Feb. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 18 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
Feb. 19 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
Feb. 21 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
Feb. 22 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
Feb. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 25 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Feb. 29 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center
Mar. 02 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
Mar. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Mar. 06 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Mar. 09 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
Mar. 10 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
Mar. 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Mar. 14 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
Mar. 15 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Aug. 28 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 31 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
Sep. 03 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sep. 04 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Sep. 05 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Sep. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sep. 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sep. 14 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
Sep. 15 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
Sep. 20 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep. 22 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
Sep. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 27 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 01 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

David Lee Roth Says His Unreleased Album With John 5 Will Surface One Day

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, David Lee Roth (Van Halen) confirmed that his unreleased album with John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) will be surfacing at some point. The singer said the following:

“It will. There’s been a revision of things, and I can start making real plans and start marching into the future. And, of course, you’ll start hearing that material. This is material that we wrote variously for me solo and for VAN HALEN, and it’s quite a bank of stuff.”

However, it’s worth noting that release plans are still pending and that Roth is currently focusing on “getting out on the road.”

[via Blabbermouth]