David Lee Roth addresses Covid-related cancellations in recent artwork

David Lee Roth has shared a brand new work of art in which he apparently makes fun of the recent cancellation of his stay in Las Vegas.

As he has done before, Roth styled the image in the form of a fictional newspaper called The daily disaster. The picture of an upset toad appears under the headline “Due to an abundance of COVID!”

Earlier this month Roth issued a brief statement after the cancellation of the remaining farewell shows he was to play at the House Of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

The 67-year-old FROM THE TAIL The lead singer had previously scrapped concerts scheduled for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and was to play a total of nine shows when he promised to withdraw from performing live.

The concerts were scheduled to take place on December 31, 2021 and January 1, 5, 7 and 8, 2022.

When asked Roth‘s farewell performances will take place at a later date, he told Fox News Digital in a statement: “It’s not about me anymore. When the benefits for Kentucky, Colorado, and Agricultural support kick in; Call me.”

In a similarly worded opinion to EW, Roth said about the cancellation of his stay in Vegas: “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, we got rain out ..” Covid canceled.

“Future shows? When the benefit concerts for Colorado, Farm Aid and hospital workers ‘everywhere’ show up; Call me …,” he added.

In an earlier statement, the event organizers said the cancellations were made “due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of an abundance of caution for those who work and attend shows.”

When Roth‘s Vegas residency was first announced, the organizers promised “a changing set of 26 instantly recognizable songs, including ‘Hoppe’, ‘Panama’, and ‘California Girls …’

In October, the legendary FROM THE TAIL the singer announced that he was ending his career with his Vegas shows during the first weeks of January. “I throw the shoes at me. I’m retiring,” Roth told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “These are my last shows.” He added: “I do not want to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe.”

In March 2020, Roth postponed the last six shows of his stay in Las Vegas due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the globe.

Roth‘s last Vegas residency started on January 8, 2020 with a set of 15 songs that included 10 FROM THE TAIL classics and five songs from his solo career. The singer backs up to guitarists Al Estrada from FROM THE TAIL tribute band OUTBREAK, rhythm guitarist Frankie Lindri, bassist Ryan Wheeler, keyboardist Danny Wagner and drummer Mike Mussleman.

Roth explained that he chose Vegas as the place to debut his new band because “this is where you come to celebrate and do the victory dance, whatever that means to you.”

In an interview from February 2020 with StarTribune, Roth openly wondered about his first tour since FROM THE TAIL completed his 2015 series of shows would be the last time he would perform.

“I call it ‘The last trip’, “he said at the time,” and looked under it in parentheses: ‘Unless it’s not’. … At my age, everything is a possible farewell tour. “

“It’s been a long fantastic ride, a long good race,” he continued. “But this kind of music requires the kind of energy that people in their 20s bring with them. You know what NFL stands for: Not For Long. It’s similar in rock. I remember the days when we stood and said, ‘Let’s take a cigarette.’ And that was what we did: Four guys with a cigarette. I remember those days. They go fast, so enjoy them while you’re in them. “

In February / March 2020, Roth listed as the opening act to the North American part of KISS‘s “The end of the road” farewell tour.

Roth2020’s stay in Vegas was not the first time he had established a store in Sin City. Back in 1995, Roth completed an engagement in Las Vegas at Bally’s Hotel and Casino and another brief run at the MGM Grand.

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