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Van Halen delays reunion gigs
04 March 2008 05:11 am
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Rock band Van Halen have rescheduled four dates on their US reunion tour while their guitarist has tests for an undisclosed medical condition.

Rock band Van Halen have rescheduled four dates on their US reunion tour while their guitarist has tests for an undisclosed medical condition.
Eddie Van Halen is undergoing "a battery of comprehensive tests", according to a statement.

The 53-year-old has previously suffered from oral cancer, had hip replacement surgery and battled with alcoholism.

The band reunited last year, performing with original singer Dave Lee Roth for the first time in 25 years.

The 25-date tour was postponed from last March until September while Van Halen was treated in a rehabilitation centre.

Now, four gigs that were due to take place this this week have been postponed and are expected to be staged next month.

They are in Dallas, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Eddie Van Halen was one of the band's founders in the 1970s, along with his brother Alex.

Their biggest hit was Jump, which topped the US chart and peaked at number seven in the UK.

Roth parted company with the band in 1985, returning briefly in 1996 to record two new songs for a greatest hits compilation.

The reunion line-up does not include original bassist Michael Anthony, whose role is being filled by Eddie Van Halen's teenage son Wolfgang.

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