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    Default Rumored Van Halen 2015 Tour - Pretty Good Source

    In my roughly fifteen years on this site, this is my first time doing this, so I hope that shows how good I think this source is.

    I have a client that is the head of security for several of the large venues in the Washington DC area, and I received an e-mail from him today on a financial matter, but he ended his e-mail with the following:

    "Heard some news about your boys last night. We get advanced schedules (not yet binding) of our concerts, and Van Halen is listed for August, so keep your options open. It was discussed that they might actually even being playing the sheds this summer.

    Rush is also saying to us that this is their last tour and they are going to do something big. Although we have heard that from a lot of bands before.

    Merry Christmas to you and the family."


    So, it might not end up being anything, but to get to him, Van Halen is at a minimum sending out inquiries about venue availability for this summer, so it is at least something.
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    That goes right along with the news from Jim Koplic from Live Nation that Van Halen is shopping a summer tour and they are holding a date at a "shed" here in Connecticut for Van Halen.

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    This is where things start falling into place...

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    Very plausible. Although the Rush blurb makes me question it. They don't even know if they're touring or not this coming year and even if they've decided privately it sure wouldn't make it to a security guy that it would be their last tour. I don't think anybody would know that but themselves and I doubt even they would know. It's been heavily rumored to be Rush's last tour every tour since 1989 when Neil said he was done touring. That's 25 years ago. Barring one of them becoming incapacitated there's no way they're done for a while.

    But like I said, I do think the VH news is very believable.

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    He did throw in the "we hear this all the time from bands" line about Rush.

    He's probably heard it from them before. I think he meant it as more of "it is going to be a big show for our final tour, so we are going to be making special requests", at least that is how I interpreted it. But at this point, all they are is feelers.

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    Did the "also" comment imply that this is going to be VH's last tour as well?
    Perhaps the last tour with Dave and they are bringing back Mike?
    Could they then be planning on a last tour with Sammy?
    Tune in tomorrow, same no news is good news time, same no news is good news channel.

    Come on VH, say something for Christ's sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    Did the "also" comment imply that this is going to be VH's last tour as well?
    Perhaps the last tour with Dave and they are bringing back Mike?
    Could they then be planning on a last tour with Sammy?
    Tune in tomorrow, same no news is good news time, same no news is good news channel.

    Come on VH, say something for Christ's sake.
    Not how I read it. And as mentioned by Snowdog, Rush has been saying that forever, Neil only does it because as he says "that is what professional musicians do".
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    Thanks to DD for bringing this info. I appreciate it. That proves to me something is definitely happening. I know the band is secretive it nature... I kind of wonder if they're not going to announce something Christmas... like a Christmas present to fans or something.

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    I'm still waiting for their invite to be their new bass player since Wolf is now in Tremonti.

    Though, the band pictures would look weird since I'm 6'3". What am I saying, they would just Photoshop me out anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    He did throw in the "we hear this all the time from bands" line about Rush.

    He's probably heard it from them before. I think he meant it as more of "it is going to be a big show for our final tour, so we are going to be making special requests", at least that is how I interpreted it. But at this point, all they are is feelers.

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    I gotcha. If Rush does tour, which is likely but not certain yet, it will be for their 40th anniversary (technically 41st) and so there's no doubt it would be an event with a lot of attention and maybe feel like closure. And that may have been implied to your client which would make sense.

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    Thank you!

    You know, this whole "18 months" Roth quote thing...I'm thinking it might just be the obvious: it takes 18 months to prep for a tour. That's the hold up. Not the product (whatever it is). And most of all--that's what he said verbatim, right? The tour preparation? So whatever they're releasing in conjunction with it would be irrelevant as far as the time frame goes. Assuming they are releasing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    In my roughly fifteen years on this site, this is my first time doing this, so I hope that shows how good I think this source is.

    I have a client that is the head of security for several of the large venues in the Washington DC area, and I received an e-mail from him today on a financial matter, but he ended his e-mail with the following:

    "Heard some news about your boys last night. We get advanced schedules (not yet binding) of our concerts, and Van Halen is listed for August, so keep your options open. It was discussed that they might actually even being playing the sheds this summer.

    Rush is also saying to us that this is their last tour and they are going to do something big. Although we have heard that from a lot of bands before.

    Merry Christmas to you and the family."


    So, it might not end up being anything, but to get to him, Van Halen is at a minimum sending out inquiries about venue availability for this summer, so it is at least something.
    Hope the VH rumor is true but would be somewhat devastated if the Rush rumor was true as well. If Geddy, Alex and Neil say it's their last tour, it will be their last tour. I really hope not. There have already been quotes from Geddy and Alex talking about how they'd love to do new music, are itching to play etc etc but it is not beyond the realm of belief that Neil is done. Sorry to have gone off course here but huge Rush fan.
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    Rush is in their 60's, touring has to be a grind by that age. I can fully understand it when bands just don't want to do it anymore.

    And from Neil's interviews, he has recently not seemed to be in love with playing "live", he does it because he is supposed to and that he gets satisfaction from doing it well. I just don't think he gets the high from it most other players do. Total assumption on my part, so please, no one take it as more than that.
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    This is one more of these tidbits that do prove that something is brewing behind the smoke screen (or should I say black-out? smoke would be visible I guess). Although I am hoping for something more than a tour. Hope that at least the tour brings them over to Europe this time. It's been, what, 1998?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdog View Post
    I gotcha. If Rush does tour, which is likely but not certain yet, it will be for their 40th anniversary (technically 41st) and so there's no doubt it would be an event with a lot of attention and maybe feel like closure. And that may have been implied to your client which would make sense.

    That makes sense. Alex has said that they expect to do a lot of stuff that they haven't done before or in a long time (hoping for my theme song, 'I Think I'm Going Bald'). Should be very cool but the 'last tour' thing is probably a result of the game of telephone going on and it being twisted a bit before getting to the security dude.
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