David Lee Roth Sets Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Starting on New Year’s Eve

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This New Year’s Eve, David Lee Roth will make his return to Las Vegas for a limited engagement residency at the House of Blues.

Announced this week, the reunion between Diamond Dave and Sin City will span five shows, wrapping up on January 8 (pending any further additions to the schedule), and will feature hits from throughout his solo career, his hits with Van Halen and who knows what else.

David Lee Roth’s previous Vegas residency at the House of Blues was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also opened for a string of dates on KISS’ End of the Road tour in 2020 before that tour, too, was postponed by the pandemic. When KISS revealed new dates for the rescheduled shows, Gene Simmons popped up in the news for his declaration that Roth would not be participating in the shows. When asked by Rolling Stone why Roth dropped off, Simmons said this:

“But it bears noting that during Dave’s heyday, nobody did what he did. He was the ultimate frontman. Not Plant, not Rod Stewart, nobody. He took being a frontman way beyond anything. And then, I don’t know what happened to him… something. And you get modern-day Dave. I prefer to remember Elvis Presley in his prime. Sneering lips, back in Memphis, you know, doing all that. I don’t want to think of bloated naked Elvis on the bathroom floor.”

This led Roth to go to his Instagram page and share an image of a child wearing sunglasses and extending his middle finger, accompanied by the words “Roth to Simmons:”

To make his point abundantly clear, Roth posted this photo 18 times:

Simmons later apologized profusely for any offense he may have caused to Roth.

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