Van Halen are coming to OZ in 2013

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February 17, 2013 at 8:30 pm Quote #23063

Cut2TheCrash
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Van Halen ‏@VanHalen Australia!


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February 18, 2013 at 1:51 am Quote #23068

PT5150
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http://www.stonemusicfest.com/news/detail.aspx?SubjectID=1&ArticleID=9

A fantastic buzz in the press and online about the STONE Music Festival stellar line-up In April.

18 February 2013

EVENT UPDATE

There has already been a fantastic buzz in the press and online about the stellar line-up that the producers of STONE Music Festival are bringing to Australia in April.
We are pleased to confirm that all artists announced are contracted and paid for in full and all funding for the event is committed and available.

We’re looking forward to the support of the national media and enjoy the enthusiastic endorsement of all contracted artists and their agencies and management.

David Lee Roth confirmed in statements that the band is coming to Australia for the first time in a quarter of a century and stated “Australian audiences can expect a playlist reflecting the bands heavy metal roots, its flamboyant pop tunes and tracks from the bands critically lauded 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth”. The original line up of David Lee Roth, Alex and Eddie Van Halen will be performing at the Festival.

Billy Joel’s agent, Dennis Arfa of Artist Group International confirmed, “We look forward to this event”. Billy Joel last toured Australia in 2008.

The Producers are excited about contributing to the Australian music scene by staging an event of this magnitude, providing a platform for the stellar line-up of international and national artists and an event of this quality for Australia’s music fans.

Festival activity from 11am to 11pm on one main stage – 24 artists performing for 24 hours over 2 days for GA$179 each day.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 18, 2013 at 11:18 am Quote #23069

Dave
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guitard: I’ll believe it when it happens.

Yeah, anyone starting a pool on this? What’s the over/under? VH doesn’t exactly have a good track record, especially in Australia, as of late, when it comes to keeping tour dates.

On the flip side, at least Ed feels good enough to play.


Stay Frosty


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February 18, 2013 at 11:28 am Quote #23071

ron
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A two month gap between the Oz date and the Japan dates is odd and one would think it’ll be filled by something….


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February 18, 2013 at 11:43 am Quote #23072

sickman
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ron:
A two month gap between the Oz date and the Japan dates is odd and one would think it’ll be filled by something….

Yeah, the sound of crickets!


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February 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm Quote #23074

PT5150
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Promoter here starting trouble. He is pissed because he tried to bring VH here. I have not booked flights or accommodation yet – will wait a bit. Stone Fest Promoters have put out press release saying all bands locked in & fully financially backed.

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34941/Doubts-cast-over-Stone-Festival-as-more-acts-added


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm Quote #23075

ffoner
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Dave: Yeah, anyone starting a pool on this? What’s the over/under? VH doesn’t exactly have a good track record, especially in Australia, as of late, when it comes to keeping tour dates.

On the flip side, at least Ed feels good enough to play.

I’d say it’s 50/50 that VH appears on that stage. Roth’s made his shot across Eddie’s bow. In the past, Eddie has not responded well to being called out in the press.


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February 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm Quote #23076

ron
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ffoner: I’d say it’s 50/50 that VH appears on that stage. Roth’s made his shot across Eddie’s bow. In the past, Eddie has not responded well to being called out in the press.

Three days separated the publication of that interview and the announcement of the Oz date. So the question seems to be, how old was that DLR interview?


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February 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm Quote #23087

PT5150
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Roth just tweeted @DavidLeeRoth I live with a Queensland Blue need I say more ?
With a photo of the Stone Festival concert add…


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm Quote #23088

mcs5150
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PT5150:
Promoter here starting trouble. He is pissed because he tried to bring VH here.I have not booked flights or accommodation yet – will wait a bit.Stone Fest Promoters have put out press release saying all bands locked in & fully financially backed.

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34941/Doubts-cast-over-Stone-Festival-as-more-acts-added

An interesting tidbit in the article: “Van Halen’s appearances will be exclusive to Stone Festival.” So it seems that there will only be 1 VH show in Australia this time around . I hope someone records the show.


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February 18, 2013 at 8:41 pm Quote #23089

JasonA
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Hopefully some of it will be televised!


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February 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm Quote #23095

steecoe
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I would love some proshot HD footage. AXSTV live anyone?


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February 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm Quote #23096

PT5150
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steecoe: I would love some proshot HD footage. AXSTV live anyone?

Wonder if VH will let the video cameras in again??

This is at the Stone Festival site.

What are the prohibited items for this event?

Video cameras, or large lens professional cameras and tripods.
• Audio recording equipment.

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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 18, 2013 at 11:58 pm Quote #23097

PT5150
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http://www.van-halen.com/

Update….



EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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February 19, 2013 at 12:00 am Quote #23098

Wes
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PT5150:
Promoter here starting trouble. He is pissed because he tried to bring VH here.I have not booked flights or accommodation yet – will wait a bit.Stone Fest Promoters have put out press release saying all bands locked in & fully financially backed.

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34941/Doubts-cast-over-Stone-Festival-as-more-acts-added



I got a chuckle out of this user comment:

“with van halen on the lineup this is virtually guaranteed to not go ahead.”

:lol:



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