Van Halen Postpone More Than 30 North American Dates

Van Halen Postpone More Than 30 North American Dates
While Van Halen are currently out on the road promoting their A Different Kind of Truth album, the classic rock troupe have unexpectedly pulled out of more than 30 upcoming concerts running from July to September. The news came via the group's website, which has now scrubbed the shows in question off their schedule.

An explanation hasn't been given by the band, but after wrapping up some dates in June, Van Halen are apparently taking a sabbatical. While the bulk of the dates take place in the U.S., Canadian fans hoping to catch the group at London, ON's John Labatt Centre on July 21 are no doubt going to be disappointed by the news.

Reports say that promoters were caught off-guard by the decision, with some feeling confused since ticket sales were steady.

"It's selling pretty good -- I don't know why they would say it's being cancelled," a source at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, where Van Halen were to play on July 7, told Rolling Stone.

Details on rescheduled dates and refunds have yet to be delivered, but you can see the newly tweaked itinerary down below.

UPDATE: According to TMZ, a sources close to the band said, Van Halen felt like the current schedule was "too much, too fast" and they were "losing their focus," adding "They're simply burned out... They want to make sure their concerts are not a routine ... they want every performance to be special."

Tour dates:

5/19 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

5/22 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

5/24 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

5/27 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena

6/1 Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center

6/3 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

6/5 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion

6/12 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

6/14 San Diego, CA — Viejas Arena

6/16 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center

6/20 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

6/22 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

6/24 Houston, TX - Toyota Center

6/26 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
7/7 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena

7/9 Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum

7/11 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center

7/13 East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center

7/15 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena

7/17 Rochester NY - Blue Cross Arena

7/19 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena

7/21 London, ON - John Labatt Centre

7/24 Toledo, OH - Huntington Center

7/26 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena

7/28 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena

7/31 Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County Memorial Coliseum

8/2 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center

8/4 Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boiling Arena

8/6 Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum

8/8 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena

8/10 Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center

8/12 Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena

8/21 Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena

8/23 Portland, OR - Rose Garden

8/25 Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion

8/28 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

8/30 Reno, NV - Reno Events Center

9/4 Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena

9/8 Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum

9/11 El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center

9/13 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center

9/15 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena

9/17 Wichita, KS — Intrust Bank Arena

9/21 Moline, IL - Iwireless Center

9/25 Milwaukee, WN - Bradley Center