Sammy Hagar gives his 2 cents on Van Halen tour being postponed.
Sammy:"I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner."
Hagar: Not Surprised at Van Halen Tour Woes
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Right now, Sammy Hagar is awfully glad he’s not in Van Halen anymore.
The legendary rock band he led for more than a decade after replacing David Lee Roth in 1986 launched a tour in February with Roth back at the helm. But Van Halen on Thursday postponed dozens of shows this summer that had been scheduled for months, without giving a reason.
Hagar thinks he knows why.
"They’re hard people to get along with, those brothers," Hagar told The Associated Press on Friday. "Otherwise I’d still be in the band.
"I’m surprised it took this long" for the tour to experience major difficulties, he added. "I predicted this was going to happen a lot sooner. I lost money on that bet!"
A source familiar with the tour who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that some of the band’s long-scheduled performances this summer are being postponed. The group’s website lists active tour dates through June 26.
Representatives of the band and AEG, which is promoting the concerts in some regions, did not respond to messages from the AP.