Van Halen's 2012 tour has gone from being extended to major postponements.  The band has postponed all dates after their June 26th show.  This impacts a number of Texas and Oklahoma dates.  Click though for details.

So what does it mean when a band stops a major tour?  It means MAJOR problems.  You have to remember that these guys probably run a crew of a hundred and all of those people are going to want to be sent home.  Some positions will have to be rehired after some workers jump on other tours.  Tickets have to be reprinted. Interviews rescheduled and on an on.

So what causes a tour breakdown like this?  It's usually NOT friction in the band; if that was the problem, they'd start cancelling dates. What it probably means is one of the band members probably needs so physical or chemical rehab, or just plain rest.  These aren't young pups anymore, this tour could seriously be whoopin' thier asses.  Anyways here's the good and bad dates:


Van Halen 2012 Tour Dates:

These people are still "Runnin' With The Devil"

5/19 — St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center

5/22 — Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center

5/24 — Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center

5/27 — Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena

6/1 — Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center

6/3 — Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena

6/5 — San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion

6/12 — Anaheim, Calif, Honda Center

6/14 — San Diego, Calif – Viejas Arena

6/16 — Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center

6/20 — Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center

6/22 — San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center

6/24 — Houston, Texas, Toyota Center

6/26 — New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena


"Jamie's Cryin'" about these postponed dates:


7/7 — Uncasville, Ct., Mohegan Sun Arena

7/9 — Hampton, Va., Hampton Coliseum

7/11 — Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

7/13 — East Rutherford, N.J., Izod Center

7/15 — Baltimore, Md., 1st Mariner Arena

7/17 — Rochester N.Y., Blue Cross Arena

7/19 — Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena

7/21 — London, Ontario, John Labatt Centre

7/24 — Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center

7/26 — Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena

7/28 — Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena

7/31 — Fort Wayne, Ind., Allen County Memorial Coliseum

8/2 — Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

8/4 — Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boiling Arena

8/6 — Memphis, Tenn., FedEx Forum

8/8 — Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena

8/10 — Greenville, S.C., BI-LO Center

8/12 — Cincinnati, Ohio, US Bank Arena

8/21 — Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena

8/23 — Portland, Ore., Rose Garden

8/25 — Sacramento, Calif.,Power Balance Pavilion

8/28 — Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center

8/30 — Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center

9/4 — Salt Lake City, Utah — EnergySolutions Arena

9/8 — Albuquerque, N.M., Tingley Coliseum

9/11 — El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center

9/13 — Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center

9/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena

9/17 — Wichita, Kan. – Intrust Bank Arena

9/21 — Moline, Ill., Iwireless Center

9/25 — Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center