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    Default Reading EVH's Statement Between The Lines

    Call it pessisism, but Eddie's statement that "a lot of the canceled dates were in cities we already played" suggests to me that these dates may - contrary to earlier band statements - not be rescheduled. This ticks me off. What am I missing?

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    Eddie Van Halen has read your post. He hears your pain and seen your tears. He has reconsidered and will do the dates after all.

    I learned a long time ago to not read between the lines. At the Winnipeg show I was sitting in the audience and this is what was going through my mind:

    "It's been 28 years since I last saw these guys. Something is going to happen to screw this up. The announcer will come out and say 'Ed slipped in the shower and the show is postponed' or the building will blow up."

    But of course they cam out did the show and kicked butt. I realized years of worrying and assuming the worst about this band was making me really gun-shy about everything. I wondered if it was time to relax and not worry so much. Then the VERY NEXT DAY the announcement cam about postponements. I thought "Oh well, At least I got to see the show before it all came crashing down".

    Where I am now: I have a new album with Roth and Ive seen them live. I can die happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazari View Post
    Call it pessisism, but Eddie's statement that "a lot of the canceled dates were in cities we already played" suggests to me that these dates may - contrary to earlier band statements - not be rescheduled. This ticks me off. What am I missing?
    Nothing. I think it's all but a certainty that the North America Summer leg is ultimately going to be canceled indefinitely and any shows that have gone on sale that haven't been refunded, will be. I was very surprised that they optimistically scheduled so many shows in arenas in over-saturated markets for the 2nd leg. The Spring tour has done mostly excellent box office but I think it quickly became apparent that someone doing the math realized that the NA tour at least for the 2nd half of 2012 reached the point of diminished returns after June coupled with the fact that yes, clearly the tour is wearing the band down and at least Dave and Eddie need a few month's break.

    I expect a few scattered dates overseas, obviously Australia and Japan in the Fall, maybe something in the UK/Europe as well before the end of 2012.

    2013 will be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B. View Post
    Nothing. I think it's all but a certainty that the North America Summer leg is ultimately going to be canceled indefinitely and any shows that have gone on sale that haven't been refunded, will be. I was very surprised that they optimistically scheduled so many shows in arenas in over-saturated markets for the 2nd leg. The Spring tour has done mostly excellent box office but I think it quickly became apparent that someone doing the math realized that the NA tour at least for the 2nd half of 2012 reached the point of diminished returns after June coupled with the fact that yes, clearly the tour is wearing the band down and at least Dave and Eddie need a few month's break.

    I expect a few scattered dates overseas, obviously Australia and Japan in the Fall, maybe something in the UK/Europe as well before the end of 2012.

    2013 will be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B. View Post
    Nothing... clearly the tour is wearing the band down and at least Dave and Eddie need a few month's break.
    I said virtually the same thing in a different thread and everyone went ape doo on me. They hate me. They really hate me.

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    Been five years since they played Portland...
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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150 View Post
    I said virtually the same thing in a different thread and everyone went ape doo on me. They hate me. They really hate me.
    Abjure the Hagar demon, and we might reconsider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150 View Post
    I said virtually the same thing in a different thread and everyone went ape doo on me. They hate me. They really hate me.
    First off, thanks for editing
    my comments to suit your juvenile trollgenda.

    Second, it becomes clearer with each passing post you make why your "personal life is whacked" as you pathetically whined in the Honda show thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargerDave View Post
    Been five years since they played Portland...
    It's been 20 years since they played Hampton, Greenville, Knoxville....

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    I agree that the scheduled "postponed" dates are wishful thinking

    That said, 2013 could be good or it could suck

    As with all things VH, time will tell
    It is what it is

    I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B. View Post
    First off, thanks for editing
    my comments to suit your juvenile trollgenda.

    Second, it becomes clearer with each passing post you make why your "personal life is whacked" as you pathetically whined in the Honda show thread.
    Your posts need editing, as does your position as a DLR navel gazer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150 View Post
    Your posts need editing, as does your position as a DLR navel gazer.
    Congratulations! You mnaged to get your "I hate DLR" agenda on the first page of this thread. Keep it up, you are doing better. Having to read through four pages to get to your incredibly intelligent and witty posts was too time consuming for all of us. We, the Van Halen Links community thank you for getting it out of the way early.

    Maybe you can start a thread called "DLR Sucks" and just post there, that way we don't have to search through the entire site for your pearls of wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargerDave View Post
    Been five years since they played Portland...
    Been 21 years since they played the other Portland. The one 100 miles away from me, not 3,000 miles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Been 21 years since they played the other Portland. The one 100 miles away from me, not 3,000 miles.

    Would love that, but even with the planned renovations the Civic Center can't hold enough to make it worth it. They did play Old Orchard Beach during Balance Tour...and don't forget, the other Portland, is "the other Portland."
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    Quote Originally Posted by clrw5150 View Post
    Your posts need editing, as does your position as a DLR navel gazer.
    I'll just say buh-by now as it's a certainty you'll be gone by the weekend.

 

 

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