David Lee Roth is retiring. The acclaimed showman broke the news during a conversation with the man Las Vegas Review-Journal That outlet has been described as “spoken-word performance rather than interview”.
“I’m throwing shoes. I am retiring, ”he said. “This is the first and only official announcement. You got the news. Share with the world. “
Roth is finishing his 50-year career with five shows at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, on December 501, January 1, January 5, and January-January. “I’m not going to explain the statement,” he added. “The explanation is a protection. These are my last five shows. ”
Elsewhere in the interview, the singer said he was “thinking about the recent departure of my dear classmate”, referring to the death of his van Helen bandmate Eddie Van Helen and how it reflected his own death to him. “I’m inspired and compelled to really grasp how little time is left, and my time is probably even shorter.”
He then revealed that he thought he would be Van Helen’s first member. “I thought I could be the first, to be honest … ‘Hey Ed, the objects in the rear view mirror are probably me’,” Roth said. “And my doctors, my handlers, really forced me to address that whenever I go on stage, I risk that future.”
Surprisingly, he plans to give it all up during these last five shows. “I know that when I’m in the audience, you bring eukulele or procession band, ask me to give you whatever I want,” he said. “That’s what I’ve been doing for the last 50 years.”
Roth added, “I gave you everything I had to give.” “It’s been an amazing, great run, no regrets, nothing to say about anyone. I will miss you all Stay cool. “