Rumors are swirling about a 2019 Van Halen tour featuring the original cast.
Earlier this year David Lee Roth, hinted in a Vulture interview that the group might be playing Yankee Stadium in 2019. Radio-host Eddie Trunk fueled rumors by citing industry sources claiming former bassist Michael Anthony would join a proposed tour.
Trunk stresses that Anthony’s return and the proposed tour is just a rumor, adding,
“I’m starting to hear some rumblings. I have sources and people I hear from and stuff that – as I was saying the other day, has to remain off the record. So I cannot cite my source, but I did hear from somebody who is in the music industry, who told me that he has spoken to some people and he’s hearing from some people that there indeed will be some Van Halen activity in 2019 in terms of live shows.”
He continues, “The rumors from reliable sources – but still rumors that are unconfirmed – is that the band will tour in 2019 with the original band, which would mean the return of Michael [Anthony], and that there it’s gonna be some sort of stadium package. So again I cannot stress enough that is not confirmed in any way shape or form but there are starting to be some real substantial rumors about that as we close out 2018…It’s something to hope for but I can tell you there are people that are actively in the music industry that listen to this show and I got an email from one yesterday saying, ‘Yeah I’m hearing it too. I’m hearing stadiums and I’m hearing, ‘original band’.’ (Vulture)
Anthony has been playing with fellow VH member Sammy Hagar while Eddie’s son Wolfgang has been handling bass duties. Wolfgang has also kept busy performing with Tremonti and working on a solo album.
Listen to the Eddie Trunk episode for more VH reunion musings: