There were doubts from the very start. Could the hard-rocking Van Halen brothers patch things up sufficiently with flamboyant frontman David Lee Roth and pull off a full-fledged tour?
Add to that the absence of original bassist Michael Anthony, who was replaced with Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang and a mysterious medical problem with Eddie himself, and there was certainly good reason to think that the whole thing might fall apart.
Despite all the potential pitfalls, the boys appeared to have pulled it off and were well rewarded as a result. A reported $93 million was raked in during the tour. Although that figure is the gross amount, you can be sure that the members of the group have little worry about when they take time to consider their retirement years.
The tour received generally positive results and was well received by die hard Van Halen fans.
The tour wrapped up in Grand Rapids on June 3 and although no definite plans for the future if the group have yet been revealed, David Lee Roth was reported to have said “exciting developments” are planned.