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1st North American Leg
March 25, 1979Fresno, CaliforniaUnited StatesSelland Arena
March 26, 1979Redding, CaliforniaRedding Civic Auditorium
March 28, 1979Medford, OregonCompton Arena
March 30, 1979Caldwell, IdahoSimplot Stadium
March 31, 1979Logan, UtahUSU Spectrum Stadium
April 3, 1979Tacoma, WashingtonUniversity of Puget Sound
April 5, 1979San Rafael, CaliforniaMarin Center
April 6, 1979San Jose, CaliforniaSan Jose Center For the Performing Arts
April 7, 1979
April 8, 1979Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles Sports Arena
April 10, 1979Reno, NevadaCentennial Coliseum
April 12, 1979Seattle, WashingtonCenter Coliseum
April 16, 1979Portland, OregonJantzen Beach Ice Arena
April 17, 1979
April 18, 1979Vancouver, CanadaPacific Coliseum
April 20, 1979Spokane, WashingtonSpokane Coliseum
April 21, 1979Boulder, ColoradoBalch Fieldhouse
April 22, 1979
April 24, 1979Kansas City, MissouriMunicipal Auditorium
April 26, 1979Chicago, IllinoisAragon Ballroom
April 28, 1979St. Louis, MissouriCheckerdome
April 29, 1979Indianapolis, IndianaMarket Square Arena
May 2, 1979Detroit, MichiganMasonic Auditorium
May 3, 1979Kalamazoo, MichiganWings Stadium
May 5, 1979Cincinnati, OhioRiverfront Coliseum
May 7, 1979Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaStanley Theater
May 8, 1979Toledo, OhioToledo Sports Arena
May 9, 1979Buffalo, New YorkBuffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 12, 1979New York City, New YorkThe Palladium
May 14, 1979Boston, MassachusettsOrpheum Theater
May 15, 1979Toronto, OntarioCanadaMaple Leaf Gardens
May 16, 1979London, OntarioLondon Gardens
May 17, 1979Syracuse, New YorkUnited StatesManley Field House
May 18, 1979Rochester, New YorkRochester Community War Memorial
May 19, 1979Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe Spectrum
2nd North American Leg
June 1, 1979Norfolk, VirginiaUnited StatesNorfolk Scope
June 2, 1979Raleigh, North CarolinaCarter–Finley Stadium
June 5, 1979Birmingham, AlabamaBoutwell Auditorium
June 7, 1979Memphis, TennesseeMid-South Coliseum
June 8, 1979Little Rock, ArkansasBarton Coliseum
June 9, 1979Dallas, TexasCotton Bowl (Texxas Jam)
June 10, 1979New Orleans, LouisianaLouisiana Superdome
June 13, 1979Boston, MassachusettsOrpheum Theater
European Leg
June 14, 1979BrusselsBelgiumForest National
June 15, 1979AmsterdamNetherlandsJaap Edenhal
June 17, 1979DüsseldorfGermanyPhilipshalle
June 18, 1979OffenbachStadthalle
June 19, 1979MunichCircus Krone
June 20, 1979ParisFranceLe Zenith
June 21, 1979LyonPalais Des Sports
June 22, 1979ParisPorte de Pantin
June 25, 1979BirminghamEnglandBirmingham Odeon
June 26, 1979NewcastleNewcastle City Hall
June 27, 1979
June 28, 1979LondonRainbow Theatre
June 29, 1979
3rd North American Leg
July 5, 1979Jacksonville, FloridaUnited StatesCivic Auditorium
July 6, 1979West Palm Beach, FloridaWest Palm Beach Auditorium
July 7, 1979Miami, FloridaMiami Jai-Alai Fronton Arena
July 8, 1979Lakeland, FloridaLakeland Civic Center
July 10, 1979Corpus Christi, TexasMemorial Coliseum
July 11, 1979Houston, TexasHouston Music Hall
July 12, 1979
July 14, 1979Amarillo, TexasAmarillo Civic Center
July 15, 1979Midland, TexasChaparral Center
July 16, 1979Austin, TexasPerforming Arts Center
July 17, 1979San Antonio, TexasSan Antonio Convention Center
July 19, 1979Wichita, KansasCentury II Convention Hall
July 20, 1979Tulsa, OklahomaTulsa Convention Center
July 21, 1979Oklahoma City, OklahomaCivic Center Music Hall
July 22, 1979Lincoln, NebraskaPershing Auditorium
July 24, 1979Saint Paul, MinnesotaSt. Paul Civic Center
July 25, 1979
July 26, 1979Dubuque, IowaFive Flags Center
July 27, 1979Springfield, IllinoisPrairie Capital Convention Center
July 28, 1979Dayton, OhioUniversity of Dayton Arena
4th North American Leg
August 6, 1979Little Rock, ArkansasUnited StatesBarton Coliseum
August 10, 1979Portland, MaineCumberland County Civic Center
August 11, 1979Asbury Park, New JerseyAsbury Park Convention Hall
August 12, 1979New Haven, ConnecticutNew Haven Coliseum
August 14, 1979Cleveland, OhioCleveland Public Hall
August 15, 1979
August 17, 1979Springfield, MassachusettsSpringfield Civic Center
August 18, 1979South Yarmouth, MassachusettsCape Cod Coliseum
August 20, 1979Madison, WisconsinDane County Coliseum
August 21, 1979Milwaukee, WisconsinMilwaukee Arena
August 25, 1979Oakland, CaliforniaOakland Arena
August 26, 1979
Asian Leg
September 3, 1979KyotoJapanKyoto Kaikan
September 5, 1979FukuokaKyoden-Taiiku-Kan
September 7, 1979NagoyaShi Kokaido
September 8, 1979KurashikiShimin Kaikan
September 10, 1979OsakaFuritsu Taiiku Kan
September 11, 1979
September 13, 1979TokyoBudetlliokan
5th North American Leg
September 19, 1979Calgary, AlbertaCanadaStampede Corral
September 22, 1979Regina, SaskatchewanRegina Arena
September 25, 1979Duluth, MinnesotaUnited StatesDuluth Arena
September 27, 1979Bismarck, North DakotaBismarck Civic Center
September 28, 1979Rapid City, South DakotaRushmore Plaza Civic Center
September 29, 1979Billings, MontanaMetrapark Arena
October 2, 1979Tucson, ArizonaTucson Convention Center
October 3, 1979Phoenix, ArizonaPhoenix Exhibition Hall
October 6, 1979San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego Sports Arena
October 7, 1979Inglewood, CaliforniaThe Forum
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  • Heisenberg5150

    Some of these tour dates are incorrect.

    Wikedpedia probably got these dates from VH Archives, which has some innacurracies.

    These are the actual dates that I know.

    April, 16, – Seattle.
    April, 17- Portland
    April, 18 – Vancouver,
    April, 19 – Spokane

    One of the Spokane shows was rescheduled due to DLR passing out from exhaustion.

    The June 30, Vancouver date is totally wrong. They were in England the night before. The correct date is April, 18th.

    • http://www.themightyvanhalen.net/ This Music Sux

      Damn Wikipedia!!!

      • Heisenberg5150

        The tour date lists from the official VH site and Wikedpedia, ( as well as the official Black Sabbath and Journey sites,) are pretty much 90% correct. But just contain a few ommissions and improper dates. Some shows were cancelled, then rescheduled, so that might have something to do with it.

        I only noticed this mainly on the 1979 tour date listings. There are very few mistakes to my knowledge on most other tour listings. Aside from a couple unlisted shows, and maybe a few odd incorrect listings.

        I just know for sure about the ’79 shows in the Pacific Northwest. As I wondered which Vancouver date was correct. I was pretty sure they didnt do two shows here.

        It can get confusing, because one list specifies one date, then another says a different one.

        Here is a link to another short listing . I believe these are correct.


        At times I have cross-referanced different listings, and websites such as Setlist.com, and a few others.

        I’ll compile some other links in a different post later on. There is a really good thread at Jam To This.com, where Greg posted quite a few corrections out based upon his ticket stub collection.

        • http://www.themightyvanhalen.net/ This Music Sux

          Thanks. Yeah I want to get some wrong dates fixed up…But also seems it will be pretty difficult with so many unknowns and no accurate source to go from. But we’ll try something!

      • Heisenberg5150

        That Vancouver bootleg is how I first noticed the conflicting tour dates in the first place.

        Whoever put that June, 30th date on the bootleg was wrong. It caused a fair amount of confusion.

        It was explained to me, that Brad Starks might have used some of the bootleg dates as a referance while composing the tour date lists for the official VH website. It is no big deal really, people make mistakes, but if one date is wrong, then that means another is also incorrect, then it gets really confusing.

        It is really no big deal I guess. Most fans wouldnt notice or care anyways. I guess I’m just a stickler for details. No idea why. Ha, Ha.

        Here is a link to the April, 18, 1979 show review from Google newspapers.


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  • Jim Donovan

    i can’t recall who opened for VH in San Diego in Oct 79 at the Sports Arena ANYONE?

  • Meghann Robinson

    There is a May date missing. My dad told me about his most epic night ever on his 19th birthday seeing Van Halen on May 30th, 1979. Ticket stub pictured. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f82673f6ee2d867a7629daf2489d72ac754ef6155eb6b738ace287f25e817c2.png

  • Mike

    March 29, 1979, Adams Fieldhouse, Missoula, MT.