THE MIGHTY VAN HALEN 1978-1984

The ultimate Van Halen archive celebrating the original band from 1978 to 1984. Includes live audio, video, bootlegs, interviews and photos. This site attempts to chronicle those legendary years. [Disclaimer]

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8/27/1980 - San Antonio, TX

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Tour Date Archive

1978 – Tour Dates

Start Date: 3/3/1978 - End Date: 12/3/1978Locations: North America, Europe, Japan Van Halen's first tour...

1979 Tour Dates – World Vacation Tour

Start Date: 3/25/1979End Date: 10/7/1979Locations: North America, Europe, JapanVan Halen's 1979 World...

1980 Tour Dates – World Invasion Tour

Start Date: Mar 19, 1980 – End Date: Nov 15, 1980 Locations: North America, Europe The...

1981 Tour Dates – Fair Warning Tour

Start Date: May 12, 1981End Date: Oct 25, 1981Locations: North America (US, Canada)Promo Tour:...

1982 Tour Dates – Hide Your Sheep Tour

Start Date: Jul 14, 1982 - End Date: May...

1984 Tour Dates

Start Date: Jan 18, 1984 - End Date: Sep 2, 1984Locations: North...

1978 - Van Halen I

1978 – Tour Dates

Start Date: 3/3/1978 - End Date: 12/3/1978Locations: North America, Europe, Japan Van Halen's first tour was in support of the debut album in 1978. The...

3/4/1978 – Springfield, IL (Photos)

Van Halen on the 2nd night of their first tour in 1978 with Ronnie Montrose and Journey. Date: 3/4/1978 Location: Springfield, IL Venue: Nelson Center Lineup: Van Halen,...

3/3/1978 – Chicago, IL @ The Aragon Ballroom (Photos)

Photos of Van Halen on the first show of their very first tour with Montrose and Journey. Date: 3/3/1978 Location: Chicago, IL Venue: Aragon Ballroom Lineup: Van Halen...

1979 - Van Halen II

1979 Tour Dates – World Vacation Tour

Start Date: 3/25/1979End Date: 10/7/1979Locations: North America, Europe, JapanVan Halen's 1979 World Vacation Tour was the band's first headline tour taking them...

5/9/1979 – Buffalo, NY

Bootleg Video Fan footage of this show synced to different bootleg audio from another show. Filmed by Dave Gullberg, shared by...

4/22/1979 – Boulder, CO @ Balch Fieldhouse (Photos)

Date: 4/22/1979 Location: Boulder, CO Venue: Balch Fieldhouse * No known bootleg exists for this show Photos and Media Photos: © Bill O’Leary...

1980 - Women and Children First

7/27/1980 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum (Photos)

Photos from 7/27/80 show at Nassau Coliseum (Photos by Bill O'Leary). Prints and other merch from Fine Art America below can...

1980 Tour Dates – World Invasion Tour

Start Date: Mar 19, 1980 – End Date: Nov 15, 1980 Locations: North America, Europe The tour for Women and Children First, 1980 World Invasion Tour...

10/31/1980 – Macon, GA @ Macon Coliseum (Photos)

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1981 - Fair Warning

7/17/1981 – NYC, NY @ Madison Square Garden

Van Halen live in NYC, July 17, 1981. Their first time headlining at Madison Square Garden. This is decent quality and gets a little better...

1981 Tour Dates – Fair Warning Tour

Start Date: May 12, 1981End Date: Oct 25, 1981Locations: North America (US, Canada)Promo Tour: Nov 1981 (Germany, Italy, Spain, France) Van Halen's 1981 tour, dubbed...

5/18/1981 – Rochester, NY (Photos)

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1982 - Diver Down

1982 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum

Van Halen live on July 16, 1982 at the Greensboro Coliseum.  This is the first recorded bootleg of the 1982 Diver Down / Hide...

1982 – Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theater (Eddie w Allan Holdsworth)

A great meeting of musical style, Eddie's guitar struts and screams like some sort of deranged playboy while Holdsworth glides through the musical ether...

1983 – Devore, CA @ US Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XBrwfwaleQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igdZKgESbJU People say they were wasted...and especially rag on Dave thinking he actually...

1984 - 1984

1984 (album)

Released: Jan. 9, 1984 Source: Wikipedia 1984 (written as MCMLXXXIV on the album's front cover) is the sixth studio album by American hard rockband Van Halen. It remains Van Halen's...

1984 Interview: Dave with Lisa Robinson

"David Lee Roth" By: Lisa Robinson Rock Video Magazine (July 1984)He's the front man for one of rock's most spectacular bands - Van Halen - and he's...

1984 – San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace

Van Halen live on 5/10/1984. Second night of a 3-night stand in San Francisco, CA. Audio Bootleg Valerie Bertinelli Message Unchained Hot For Teacher / Drum...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

8/9/1980 – Hollywood, FL @ Sportatorium (Interview & Photos)

Van Halen interview from WSHE radio and some photos from the show that night.  Dave, Eddie, Alex and Mike radio interview before the show...

1982 – The Source: Van Halen Special

Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth are guests on the radio program WNBC Young Adult Network presents The Source: The Van...

1984 – Interview Eddie and Dave with Lisa Robinson

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1984 – Interview on Rockline with Bob Coburn

Van Halen interview on 2/20/1984 with Dave, Alex and Mike from Atlanta, GA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHxLgv3jEyM

1980 – Alex Van Halen Interview w Marc Allan

Van Halen recently returned from Europe, the interview date (7/12) is guesstimate when they played Fort Wayne, IN.

Videos

1/30/1982 – “Pretty Woman” @ San Remo Festival Italy

Van Halen TV performance in Italy at the Sanremo Music Festival. Info seems like they filmed this on 1/30/1982 and it aired around 3/16/1982. Broadcaster Rai...

10/12/1982 – Landover, MD @ The Capital Centre

This is one of the first pro-shot Van Halen concert to surface many years ago.  This venue almost always recorded every concert...

1981 – “Mean Street” Italian TV Performance

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1979 – Rochester, NY @ War Memorial Coliseum

Van Halen in Rochester, NY on the tour for Van Halen II. This is the show where the 3 live music videos were filmed...