’80s anxieties for reunited Van Halen

High prices may turn away fans from aging act

Could Stewart Copeland’s honesty impact the Van Halen reunion tour now expected to start in the fall?

The Police drummer used his blog to point out all the mistakes in the band’s opening-night perf in Vancouver, B.C., and the Web has been buzzing that the Police are not what they used to be.

Van Halen, with David Lee Roth as frontman, was going to be the Police’s main competition for concert dollars this summer — but then Eddie Van Halen went into rehab. Now the band is eyeing a September start.

The last time the reunited Van Halen toured, with Sammy Hagar singing, some venues saw sluggish ticket sales. Current lineup may find ticket buyers with a new mindset: Maybe those ’80s bands can’t do it anymore. And at these prices — top tiers for the Police were above $200 — perhaps we’re better off living off memories.

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