Van Halen Postpones

This is not a good Monday for Van Halen fans. Today the band announced it is rescheduling 17 concert dates so guitarist Eddie Van Halen can continue medical tests. The band plans to return to the road on April 19 in Las Vegas where it will appear at pro golfer Tiger Woods’ annual charity event, "Tiger Jam."

Last week brought rumors that the tour had been canceled. However, the band refuted cancellation rumors by announcing that only four dates had been rescheduled.

Currently, the band says only that the star guitarist is "under a doctor’s care" and that the shows are being rescheduled so he "can continue medical tests to define a course of treatment."

The cities affected by the rescheduling are Charlottesville, Va., East Rutherford, N.J., New York, N.Y., Duluth, Ga., Pittsburgh, Pa., Providence, R.I., Uncasville, Conn., Atlantic City, N.J., St. Louis, Mo, Columbus, Ohio, Rosemont, Ill., Grand Rapids, Mich., Milwaukee, Wis., Manchester, N.H., Hershey, Pa, Raleigh, N.C., and Baltimore, Md.

Rescheduled dates will be announced shortly. Fans should hold on to their tickets until further notice. Tickets will be honored on the rescheduled dates or refunds will be issued.