All 6 of David Lee Roth’s Las Vegas shows originally scheduled for March have been POSTPONED until further notice. This is due to MGM Resorts’ announcement today that it will temporarily suspend operations at its Las Vegas properties until further notice, effective as of Tuesday, March 17th.
Casino operations will close on Monday, March 16, followed by hotel operations.
The following statement was released by Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts:
“As the coronavirus pandemic has intensified in the United States over the past week, the people of MGM Resorts have worked to try to find a way to continue delivering high quality hospitality and entertainment experiences for our guests while keeping our employees doing the jobs they love in a safe environment. Welcoming people from around the world is what we do, and our employees have tremendous pride in their work.
Despite our commitment to dedicating additional resources for cleaning and promoting good health, while making difficult decisions to close certain aspects of our operations, it is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression.
Accordingly, we will close all of our Las Vegas properties as of Tuesday, March 17th, for the good of our employees, guests and communities. This is a time of uncertainty across our country and the globe and we must all do our part to curtail the spread of this virus. We will plan to reopen our resorts as soon as it safe to do so and we will continue to support our employees, guests, and communities in every way that we can during this period of closure.”
MGM Resorts will not be taking reservations for arrivals prior to May 1, but please watch www.mgmresorts.com for the latest information.
We could see this one coming, unfortunately.
Kiss and David Lee Roth have postponed the remaining shows of their North American tour that were to take place in March. This decision was made due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
There were only three dates affected. The show scheduled for tonight in Tulsa, OK., will now take place on Oct. 4. The Lafayette, LA., show planned for March 14 will now take place on Oct. 6, and the March 15 Bixoli, MS, show will now take place on Oct. 7.
The Kiss/Roth dates in the Fall are still going on as planned.
Roth’s Vegas residency resumes March 18th. No word yet about if those dates will be affected. Check his website, DavidLeeRoth.com, for updates.
In other Van Halen-related news, Sammy Hagar has regrettably canceled his short tour of South America, also due to the coronavirus.