What does this mean for the future of Van Halen? Rocks Vegas 2020 performance dates Jan. 8, 10-11 March 18, 20-21, 25, 27-28
David Lee Roth is taking Van Halen’s classic catalog of hits to Las Vegas for a nine-show residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas. “A weekend with me is interactive way beyond just music,” Roth said in a statement. “It starts with the best food on Earth. The fellas smoke their three cigarettes for the year and we all stay up way past our bedtime!”(Rolling Stone)
According to a press release, David Lee Roth: ROCKS VEGAS will feature “26 instantly recognizable songs, including ‘Jump,’ ‘Panama,’ and ‘California Girls.’” It goes on to label the music “the sound of a generational prison break.”
This new Vegas show is sure to cause many Van Halen fans to question the group’s future. They have been completely inactive since wrapping up a 2015 summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl. “The best years of my life, high points of all of my life, onstage with you, homeboy,” Roth told Eddie Van Halen that night. “I will always do the half Jesus towards you.”
Recently to mark the 40th anniversary of the guitar player’s debut self-titled LP, EVH Gear will offer three limited-edition axe with vintage Fender Stratocaster bridge.
The replicas are based iconic black-and-white-striped instrument Eddie is clutching on the ‘Van Halen’ album cover that he used to record anthems including the seminal instrumental track ‘Eruption’, which gave the guitars their name.
In 1978 Van Halen‘s self-titled album debuted a new sound that reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200, featuring the unprecedented expressiveness of Eddie Van Halen‘s guitar playing on tracks such as “Eruption.” Now 40 years later, EVH Gear is distributing 78 reproductions of the black-and-white beauty that Eddie Van Halen created himself.
There are three separate Eruption guitar models in the range – the Super ’78, ’78 Eruption Relic and ’78 Eruption – that are limited to 78 units across the globe in total.