Well it looks like another Van Halen tour is really going to happen. You can check out the complete list of dates over at the band’s website, but if you live in the continental United States Van Halen is playing in a city near you. I’m sure the tickets will be super-pricy and I’m sure a majority of the dates will sell out. I’m also sure that everyone is going to get up and go to the bathroom during “Tattoo” and the other two or three new songs they play. I guess that’s just the way of the world.
Speaking of “Tattoo” I have some rather disturbing news to report. I’m afraid that all this week I’ve had the song running through my head. I haven’t really been humming or singing it per say…I just keep thinking about it. Sort of like the musical equivalent of tonguing one’s canker sore. It hurts me and every time I think about it I’m shocked and how much it hurts. Not that I’m saying the song is like a canker sore (it’s worse, canker sores go away eventually, this piece of shit song is going to last until the end of time).
I really wish I’d been able to see Van Halen back in their heyday, but I’m going to be suckered by another “Dinosaurs of Rock” tour. The last one that I saw, AC/DC was really fucking good. In fact, AC/DC was better than they deserve to be considering. But the band I saw before that was The Police reunion, and let me tell you, that was downright disgusting. I think I’ll quit while I’m ahead. I guess that’s the problem with making the kind of loud, in-your-face, youthful music like Van Halen used to make: it’s pathetic when old dudes try to pull it off. Besides, I’m not getting any younger myself and arena-rock shows just aren’t my bag anymore. Better leave those to the kids…