David Lee Roth Vegas residency got canceled because of the rising cases of Covid-19.
The former Van Halen front runner had announced earlier last year that he is planning to retire from music after going for the last solo run at the “House of Blues” at Mandalay Bay in Sin City.
David Lee Roth was supposed to kick start his solo run on new year’s eve.
Unfortunately, the first two gigs were canceled with a follow-up statement released in the Las Vegas review journal that “Due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows, the David Lee Roth performances schedule for Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022, have been canceled. Refunds will be automatically processed, and ticket holders will be notified directly.”
The remaining dates of the Vegas residency were January 7th and January 22nd but unfortunately, the shows on these two dates have been canceled as well because of the pandemic as well as the “alarming” number of coronavirus cases powered by the omicron variant present in the family.
David had said in an interview back in October: “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring.
“This is the first, and only, official announcement. You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.
“I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”
The 67-year-old rock star has discussed the hard impact on the home of the untimely death of his former bandmate and friend, Eddie van Halen who died in October 2020 at the age of 65 because of a lengthy and gruesome battle with cancer.
He further stated the death of Halen made him realize how unpredictable and short life is.
He said: “I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter.”
The legendary rock star was a member of “jump” hitmakers along with bassist, Michael Anthony 67.
David was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside almost all of his band members in 2007.