David Lee Roth to Join KISS at Rupp Arena in 2020!

KISS has announced that David Lee Roth will be joining them as a special guest on the last leg of the END OF THE ROAD TOUR.  Roth will be opening up for KISS at 43 shows between February and October 2020, including the Rupp Arena show in Lexington, Ky on Feb. 13, 2020!  Classic rock fans rejoice — you get to experience the majesty of KISS along with Roth’s band performing many of the Van Halen classics you know and love.

KISS and Roth have a unique history that goes back decades: Gene Simmons saw Van Halen play at a tiny club in LA in ’76.  He then offered to sign them to a label and even produced some of their early recordings.

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David Lee Roth to Perform Van Halen Classics at Rupp Arena

Roth is set to begin a residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas in January 2020.  In September, he previewed the show and formed many Van Halen classics including “Ain’t Talking’ ‘Bout Love,” “Atomic Punk,” “Dance The Night Away,” “Running With the Devil” and “Panama.” Via Rolling Stone, Roth indicated his excitement of performing Van Halen’s classic tunes in a whole new capacity,

“I wrote these songs. I structured these songs. We bring the respect and dignity to what we are doing the same way that the Lincoln Center brings to the Beethoven Festival with the latest Philharmonic. It’s a new orchestra, and a whole new sound.”

What about Van Halen?

Roth rejoined Van Halen in 2007 and subsequently put his solo career on hold.  However, he’s recently made multiple comments suggesting that he’s “finished” with Van Halen and that his solo career is his next step.  The members of Van Halen haven’t toured together since 2015. A summer stadium tour had been tossed around for the past couple of years, but Roth indicated that it had been “canceled a number of times.

“Van Halen isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know,” he said. “And that being said, Eddie’s got his own story to tell. Not mine to tell it.”

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The Full KISS with David Lee Roth 2020 Tour Calendar

February 1, 2020 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
February 4, 2020 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
February 5, 2020 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
February 7, 2020 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
February 8, 2020 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
February 11, 2020 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
February 13, 2020 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
February 15, 2020 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
February 16, 2020 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
February 18, 2020 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
February 19, 2020 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
February 21, 2020 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
February 22, 2020 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
February 24, 2020 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
February 25, 2020 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
February 29, 2020 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center (no David Lee Roth)
March 2, 2020 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena (formerly Rabobank Arena)
March 4, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
March 6, 2020 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
March 9, 2020 – El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
March 10, 2020 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
March 12, 2020 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
March 14, 2020 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
March 15, 2020 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
August 28, 2020 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 29, 2020 – Atlantic City, NJ – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
August 31, 2020 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
September 3, 2020 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
September 4, 2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
September 5, 2020 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
September 8, 2020 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 9, 2020 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
September 11, 2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 12, 2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
September 14, 2020 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
September 15, 2020 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
September 19, 2020 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
September 20, 2020 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 22, 2020 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
September 24, 2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
September 27, 2020 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 29, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 1, 2020 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas
October 2, 2020 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena


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