After widespread speculation over whether the in-progress Van Halen tour was on or off, the band announced this afternoon that at least four shows...

After widespread speculation over whether the in-progress Van Halen tour was on or off, the band announced this afternoon that at least four shows have been postponed due to some health problems for Eddie Van Halen. Specifically what is ailing the legendary guitarist has not been determined, but his physician has ordered a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a diagnosis, and then the doctor will recommend medical procedures.

Earlier in the day, TMZ.com and other media outlets were reporting the entire tour had been cancelled, which proved not to be the case.

Tonight’s, March 3, Dallas concert at American Airlines Center has been rescheduled to April 24; Cincinnati’s March 5 concert at U.S. Bank Arena has been rescheduled to April 22; Raleigh’s March 7 concert at RBC Center has been rescheduled to April 13; and Baltimore’s March 9 concert at 1st Mariner Arena has been rescheduled to April 15.

Fans have been advised to retain their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled concerts or ticket refunds will be issued at the original point of purchase.

Two previously postponed shows have been rescheduled: John Paul Jones
Arena in Charlottesville, VA to March 11 and Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA to March 19. Also, in the last week or so, two new concerts have been booked: Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH on April 9 and Giant Center in Hershey, PA on April 11.

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By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen