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The REAL Reason Van Halen Cancelled Their Shows This Summer

 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

More than 30 concert dates after the group’s June 26 gig in New Orleans were canceled last month, but no reason was given at the time. Other than the band was getting along and it wasn’t because they were fighting.

“We bit off more than we could chew,” the elder Van Halen told USA Today this week. “This record took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden (in March, before a renovation), and that threw the schedule out of whack.

“So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it,” Eddie Van Halen said.

The band is on tour to support “A Different Kind of Truth,” which is their first full project with David Lee Roth since “1984″.

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