Foo Fighters & Van Halen Summer Tour Photo Revealed?


Wolfgang Van Halen recently took note of widely circulated image on social media which features a shirt from one of the concerts on Van Halen’s proposed 2019 tour. It also has the name of Foo Fighters written on it. It was previously noted that Foo Fighters fans are worried about Taylor Hawkins. While fans have been wondering about it, Van Halen said that it is “painfully fake.”

Wolfgang Van Halen disproves the fake Van Halen tour photo

In November 2020, Wolfgang, who became Van Halen’s bassist in 2006 at the age of 15, revealed that his father, legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, had contemplated a “kitchen-sink” Van Halen tour that would have included former bassist Michael Anthony, as well as vocal turns from both Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth. There was even talk about bringing back Gary Cherone, who sang with the band on one poorly received album, 1998’s “Van Halen III”. Foo Fighters were rumored to open.

On Monday, December 20, Montreal radio personality Jeremy White shared a photo of a “local crew” shirt that somebody claimed was intended for “the ‘Kitchen Sink Tour’ that never was.” The tweet added “that only a few venues had approval to print some shirts & this would have been in Chicago at Wrigley Field on 07/04/2019.”

Alongside supposed headliners Van Halen, the shirt listed several support acts. It not only featured Foo Fighters but Jason Aldean, Weezer, and Wolfgang’s own band Mammoth WVH, the latter of which wasn’t publicly launched until last year.

After one of Wolfgang’s Twitter followers asked him if the shirt is authentic, the 30-year-old responded: “Painfully fake. Said this a year ago when somebody made this the day after my Howard Stern interview when the kitchen sink tour was first talked about.”

Wolfgang added in a separate tweet: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, because that shirt is complete horseshit. Whoever made that is a weird fucking person. Just… why. It even looks stupid. Just such a a poorly designed shirt. Also we didn’t even have a final official design for the Mammoth logo at that time, so yeah.

“What an incredible coincidence that this picture surfaced right after my Howard Stern interview a year ago where I talked about the kitchen sink tour for the first time.”

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