Van Halen, Triumph reunion tour in the works?
Van Halen and a reunited Triumph ... together for a world tour? I'd buy a ticket to that. Trouble is that it's still in the rumor stage, though even Triumph's Rik Emmett has gone public about it.
"We're scheduled to go for a dinner tonight with a couple of guys from Live Nation that have flown into town and want to take us to dinner. I’m sure there’s going to be some sort of a pitch," Emmett told Gibson.com during an interview this week. "The rumors that have been sort of blowing in the wind are that Van Halen want to go back out yet again next year, but they’re going to need some sort of support to make the packaging a little more interesting. Because Triumph hasn’t really ever toured in any kind of a nostalgia way, I think Live Nation kind of goes, 'Oh, yeah, you guys would be perfect for that.' So, we’ll see sort of the size and the shape and the glitter of the golden carrots that they have."
Even if Emmett is open to reuniting, something legions of the Canadian rock trio's fans have been begging for, he's not sure the rest of the band will go along.
"The drummer, Gil Moore, is not really keen. He runs the Metal Works Studio. He started an offshoot thing as many as ten years ago where he has a school as sort of an adjunct to the studio," Emmett told Gibson. "He’s making all kinds of money and has all kind of business stress, 12-hour days in the office, that sort of thing. So, I’m not sure he’s going to be sort of willing to put his pen down or his laptop or whatever it is that you put down and pick up the drumsticks and go out and want to be a drummer again. We’ll see what happens."