David Lee Roth has added four more shows to his upcoming Las Vegas residency.
In addition to playing at Mandalay Bay’s House Of Blues on December 31, January 1, 5, 7 and 8, Roth will now also also perform on January 14-15 and January 21-22.
Roth Las Vegas residency dates are now as follows
December 31, 2021
January 1, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2022
He explained his decision to extend the residency in an audio message earlier today. He said: “David Lee here. I had no idea how many people wanted to see me go. Okay, that sounded wrong. [Laughs] All right. Don’t turn it off. David Lee here, for the second time. I had no idea how many of you wanted to pay to see me go. [Laughs]
“So I’m putting more tickets on sale, instead of doing the wrong thing and pissing more people off,” VAN HALEN singer explains. “I have industry professionals now ringing in, telling me, ‘Dave, at your age, you should be in the middle of your third retirement. Did you watch ‘Rocky’ movies? He’s on his seventh. Same guy, ‘Rambo’ — fifth. He’s about 14 retirements ahead of you.’ Just when I get out, they drag me back in.
“Look, I’m vulnerable. I feel sensitive. If I sound that way to you, I’m in the middle of my first retirement. And I’m gonna extend my world goodbye tour of Las Vegas at the House Of Blues for two more weekends — like any good f*cking barbecue. Just like you would, if you could.”
Roth has announced his retirement in October during an interview with Las Vegas Review-Journal, saying: “I’m throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement. … You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.”
“I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.”