After some time off to deal with medical problems that reportedly plagued guitarist Eddie Van Halen, the group took to the stage on April 17 in Reno Nevada.
Reports from the show suggest that Eddie appeared to be in good shape and was running and jumping around on stage in his usual energetic style.
Frontman David Lee Roth was said to be quite happy about being back in front of a crowd and boldly proclaimed “Better late than never!”
Two nights later, on April 19, the group rocked the Tiger Jam charity event at the the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Eddie Van Halen’s undisclosed medical problems caused the postponement of 17 shows, but since then, the group has added 20 new shows to the tour.
The only official word regarding Van Halen’s medical problems came some weeks back when it was announced that he was undergoing a series of tests. Rumors circulated that he was back in rehab, but that was denied by his ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli whose comment regarding his condition at the time was that he was “doing great.”
Check out the fan-filmed video of the group’s April 19 performance at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.