Eddie Van Halen says the band went out on tour long before they wanted to and that’s one of the reasons Van Halen postponed a series of dates including shows at Van Andel Arena and Joe Louis Arena during the summer.
A Different Kind of Truth, their first record with David Lee Roth since 1984, pushed the band back into the limelight earlier this year. Then speculation started to rise that their old feuds had risen when they suddenly postponed thirty shows of their tour.
But Van Halen says they knew it was too soon to hit the road, and they only reason they did it was to play New York’s Madison Square Garden before the venue closed for refurbishment.
Eddie revealed to USA Today that "the record took a lot out of us, then we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden, and that threw the schedule out of whack.”
However, he has hinted the band will make it up to their fans, saying, “In November we’ll hit Japan and in the new year we’ll possibly do something special – but I can’t talk about it.”