David Lee Roth made a name for himself being the lead singer of the hard rock band Van Halen for well over three decades. It seems Roth plans on retiring soon, but not before paying homage to his Van Halen days.
David Lee Roth announced on Friday that his 5 upcoming shows in Las Vegas will be his last onstage performances as he will retire right after that. While speaking to Las Vegas Review-Journal, Roth revealed his plans for retirement.
“I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring.”
Roth said that the Van Halen era will end in January at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay with a few shows from New Year’s Eve to January 8. There is no doubt he will be putting on the performance of a lifetime during the shows.
Roth also stated that he already informed Alex Van Halen of his retirement and from the looks of it, Eddie Van Halen’s passing and David’s upcoming 67th birthday were factors that led him to this decision.
David Lee Roth added that he thought he’d be the first member of the iconic rock band to die and not Eddie. Even his doctors and handlers tell him every time he goes onstage he endangers his future. We will have to wait and see how his final performances will turn out to be.
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