Van Halen tour not canceled


NASHVILLE -- Despite reports to the contrary, sources with Van Halen said the band's tour is not being canceled, though Monday's show at the American Airlines Center in Dallas was postponed and rescheduled for April 24.

Three other dates in the coming week have been postponed while Eddie Van Halen undergoes medical tests: Cincinnati (Wednesday) is rescheduled for April 22; Raleigh, N.C. (Friday) is rescheduled for April 13; and Baltimore (Sunday) is rescheduled for April 15. The source said the outing picks up on March 11 in Charlottesville, Va. Tickets for the scrapped dates will be honored at the new shows.

Van Halen, who has battled cancer and substance abuse, "is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures," read a statement from the group's management. No further details were given.

Van Halen returned to the road in the fall with original lead singer David Lee Roth for the first time in 20-plus years. The tour, which features Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wolfgang on bass, has routinely sold out North American arenas.

The current schedule has shows booked through April 25 in Sacramento, Calif. Van Halen is also slated to perform six days earlier at Tiger Woods' Tiger Jam in Las Vegas.