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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: David Lee Roth backstage at The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Yesterday, we reported that David Lee Roth canceled all of his “farewell” shows at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (he had shows scheduled for New Year’s Eve, as well as January 1, 5,7,8, 14, 15, 21 and 22).

Several other outlets reported on the cancelations as well, and EW report that they got a message from Diamond Dave (via his manager) that read: “Sometimes you win, Sometimes you lose,We got rained out.. Covid cancelled. Future shows?When the benefit concerts for
Colorado, Farm Aid, and hospital workers “everywhere” come up; Call me..” They also received an image of a roadcase with Dave’s image on it, that said, “To Be Continued…” See it here.

While Roth had seemed pretty determined to wrap his career after the now-canceled shows, this message — written in typically vaugue DLR style — seems to suggest otherwise. When he announced his retirement suddenly in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal that was published on October 1, Roth said, “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring…I’m not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows…I’ve given you all I’ve got to give. It’s been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anybody. I’ll miss you all. Stay frosty.” So, perhaps we haven’t really seen the last of Diamond Dave.

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