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...

1978 – Van Halen debut goes platinum! (Photos)

Van Halen's debut album was released on Feb 10, 1978 and was certified 1x platinum on Oct 10, 1978.  They had a party at...

8/19/1978 – Bay City, MI @ Summer Celebration (Photos)

Date: 8/19/1978 Location: Bay City, MI Venue: Summer Celebration / Bay City Central High School's Elmer Engel Stadium Lineup: Bandit, Van Halen, Bob Segar (Cheap...

1979 - Van Halen II

4/8/1979 – Los Angeles, CA @ Califfornia World Music Festival

Footage from 4/8/1979 synced with audio bootleg by fasterpdiddy. Light Up The Sky 3:18 Somebody Get Me A Doctor 4:48 Runnin' With The Devil 4:21 Dance The Night...

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...

10/6/1979 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena

The 2nd to last show on the Van Halen II World Vacation Tour. Some great photos from Mike Romano and Colleen Bracken. Date: 10/6/1979 Location: San...

1980 - Women and Children First

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...

7/26/1980 – 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...

4/4/1980 – Seattle, WA @ Seattle Center Coliseum

Date: 4/4/1980 and 4/5/1980 Location: Seattle, WA Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum Opening band: Rail Bootleg: Not great quality Setlist Romeo Delight Bottoms Up Drum Solo Runnin' With The Devil Tora!...

1981 - Fair Warning

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...

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...

5/18/1981 – Rochester, NY (Photos)

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1982 - Diver Down

1982 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Van Halen bring the massive Diver Down tour to their hometown on 9/10/1982 at The Forum. Date: 9/10/1982Location: Inglewood, CAVenue: The ForumSource: Audience bootleg

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...

1982 Tour Dates – Hide Your Sheep Tour

Start Date: Jul 14, 1982 - End Date: May 29, 1983Locations: North America, South America The tour kicked off July...

1984 - 1984

5/1/1984 – Vancouver, Canada

Date: 5/1/1984 Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Venue: Pacific Coliseum Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: C/B) Audio Bootleg Quality: C/B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkF5U1bBWm0

1984 – "Jump" goes to #1

On this day in 1984, Van Halen’s “JUMP” began it’s incredible 5-week run at #1 on the Billboard charts! Read more: http://www.vhnd.com/jump/#ixzz2uP2gle4Q And listen to...

7/13/1984 – Eddie Plays ‘Beat It’ with Michael Jackson

Van Halen's final city on the 1984 in Dallas, TX, Eddie joins The Jacksons Victory Tour to play "Beat It" at Texas...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

1982 Interview Dave with Martha Quinn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkKwIm8M6D4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwuUNLpXq1o

1983 Interview: Dave with Felicia Jeter

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1984 – Interview Eddie and Dave with Lisa Robinson

A few weeks after the release of 1984, Lisa Robinson interviews Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth. .tdb_single_bg_featured_image {display: none;}

1985 – David Lee Roth Interview on Letterman Show

David Lee Roth appearance on the David Letterman Show on 1/2/1985. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwS72f2gxmY

1984 – David Lee Roth Interview – Discussing Crazy From The Heat

11/28/1984 David Lee Roth Interview with Lisa Robinson.  Dave talks about the upcoming EP release, Crazy From The Heat, and briefly touches on some...

Videos

7/1/1978 – Dallas, TX @ Texxas Jam

Van Halen play at the Texxas Jam in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. After their last show in Japan 3 days earlier, they...

7/11/1981 – Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheater

Van Halen live for the 2nd night in Chicago on the Fair Warning tour. Photos from this show below plus bootleg video clips from...

1981 – German TV “Unchained”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld2URWiinfQ Van Halen on German TV show lip sync performance of "Unchained" (*Post date is a loose guess)

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...