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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Van Halen: Is Geography on Its Side in St. Louis This time?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 4:44 PM

With the release of more Van Halen tourdates in 2008 -- including the rescheduled one in St. Louis, on March 30 -- commenter Kirk Lohse brings up an interesting point on a blog post we wrote about Van Halen's original October show being cancelled:

Is it JUST me or does anyone else "worry" about the ability to get to STL from Atlantic City in 2 days, when the reason for the 10/28 postponement was because they couldn't get from STL to Boston in 2 days???

A quick check reveals that, yes, Atlantic City is two days before.

An even quicker Google Maps search says that it's 947 miles from the New Jersey venue to the Scottrade Center; but 1,192 miles from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston to St. Louis. So perhaps that 245 miles makes all the difference.

I'll email LiveNation and see what they say, and will update this post if needed.

[Update, 5:24 p.m.: A rep says the drive is "no problem." And that "only the trucks have to make the drive."]

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