||WILL VAN HALEN PLAY THE 2013 SUPERBOWL HALF-TIME SHOW? DAVE LEE ROTH AND EDDIE VAN HALEN COMMENT
10th July 2012
And the Superbowl will rock..?
There has been a lot of talk about Van Halen playing the 2013 Superbowl half-time show lately and both Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth have addressed this in the last few hours.
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Eddie Van Halen said in a USA Today interview: "So in November, we'll hit Japan, and in the new year, we'll possibly do something special, but I can't talk about it."
The Superbowl takes place in January.
David Lee Roth addressed the subject in an open letter, saying: "First of all let me say this — be still my pigskin heart. That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time though it is one we would accept in a NY minute.
"Playing at the Super Bowl is a veritable holy grail of musical recognition, a highly prized rite of passage for (game-changing) artists. Not a spiritual rite with snake pits or Hebrew school or anything, but it's up there.
"We are not on Commissioner Goodell's dance card at this time, but we would be most honored to dance the halftime away in New Orleans."
Van Halen postponed over 30 dates which were scheduled for this Summer and those dates have now officially been cancelled. But the band say they are planning on resuming the tour towards the end of this year.