David Lee Roth is Already Hinting That He’s Not Really Retiring

  • Axl Rosenberg

Mere weeks after announcing that he’d be retiring following an upcoming five-show residency in Las Vegas, David Lee Roth is already hinting that his retirement may not be final.

Earlier this month, the iconic former Van Halen singer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he’d soon be calling it quits:

“I am 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’ve given you all I’ve got to give. It’s been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anybody. I’ll miss you all. Stay frosty.”

But now Roth has tweeted out a poster for the residency, thus revealing its title to be The Last Tour (Unless It Isn’t). That’s a pretty clear indication of where the vocalist actually stands on the retirement issue.

(It’s also strange because a residency isn’t a tour — in fact, it’s the exact opposite of a tour.)

Roth seemed to predict his retirement in his 1991 music video, “A Lil’ Ain’t Enough.” I guess now would be a good time to start scouring other DLR videos to see if he ever predicted his own retirement from retirement.

Myrone recently released “Thank U Dave,” a tribute to Roth inspired by the retirement announcement. I don’t think he has to change the title now, though — we should all be grateful to Diamond Dave whether this is really the end of his career or not.

Roth’s Vegas residency will take place at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay. The shows are scheduled for December 31, January 1, January 5, January 7, and January 8. Tickets are now on sale here.

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