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David Lee Roth cancels all Las Vegas “retirement” shows

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He’s “throwing in the shoes” early.

David Lee Roth announced Monday that all his remaining Las Vegas tickets have been cancelled “retirement”Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on the COVID-19 surge that shows the increase in show attendance.

His final shows at House of Blues Mandalay Bay were scheduled for Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this week. There were also four additional days in January as well as two in February.

The Review-Journal reported that the 67-year-old didn’t announce the cancellation in writing. Live Nation also did not report the news.

It’s unclear if the House of Blues shows, which were mostly sold out, will be rescheduled or postponed.

The Post reached out for comment to representatives of Roth and Live Nation.

Roth previously postponed two shows, the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day performances to Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, “due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of an abundance of caution for those working and attending the shows.”

The former Van Halen frontman announced his retirement in October. He told the Review-Journal that he was quitting rock & roll due to health concerns.

David Lee Roth was in Van Halen 1974-1985, 1996, and again in 2006.Redferns

“I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,”He told the newspaper. “This is the first, and only, official announcement. My doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go onstage, I endanger (my) future.”

Roth, well-known for being a high-energy performer on stage, also told the outlet that he “try not to interrupt”As he was “going to close my eyes and take you on a ride.”

The rocker also told the publication that the passing of his former bandmate Eddie Van Halen — which he referred to as the “departure of my beloved classmate” — rocked him.

“I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter,”Roth said that he thought he would be “the first”Van Halen member to die

“ ‘Hey Ed, objects in the rear-view mirror are probably me,” ’ he added. “And my doctors, my handlers, compelled me to really address that every time I go on stage, I endanger that future.”

Roth responded to a question about his retirement by saying: “I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”

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