David Lee Roth to Open the 2020 Leg of the KISS End of the Road Tour

photo: Alan Welding

According to Rolling Stone.com, ” David Lee Roth is taking his solo comeback way beyond the confines of Las Vegas next year. Kiss has just announced that the Van Halen frontman will open up for them at 43 North American shows between February and October 2020. ” Pittsburgh is one of the shows Diamond Dave will be opening on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at KeyBank Pavilion.

Roth hasn’t been active as a solo act since rejoining Van Halen in 2007, but the group hasn’t worked since 2015 and Roth has strongly hinted the hiatus may be permanent. “It’s been canceled a number of times and I think Van Halen’s finished,” Roth said earlier this year. “I’ve inherited the band, de facto, whatever that means. I think it means, you’ve inherited it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn’t going to be coming back in the fashion that you know. And, that being said, Eddie’s got his own story to tell — not mine to tell it.”


He’s beginning a residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas on January 8th with a show he promises will be packed with Van Halen classics. At a preview of the show in September, he performed “Atomic Punk,” “Ain’t Talking’ ‘Bout Love,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Runnin’ With the Devil” and “Panama” with his new band. “I wrote these songs,” he said. “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.” (Rolling Stone)