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

11/17/1978 – Austin, TX (Photos)

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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...

12/31/1977 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

Van Halen playing at The Whisky on New Year's Eve 1977 to ring in the new year. Two months later the debut album will...

1979 - Van Halen II

7/11/1979 – Houston, TX @ Music Hall

Van Halen live bootleg from 7/11/1979 on the Van Halen II World Vacation Tour. Date: 7/11/1979Location: Houston, TXVenue: Music HallOpening band: The ScreamsSource: Audience bootleg...

9/10/1979 – Osaka, Japan

Van Halen live bootleg from 9/10/1979 on the Van Halen II Tour at Furitu Taiikukan, Osaka, Japan. This is a 2014 remaster that improves...

8/11/1979 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall

Date: 8/11/1979 Location: Asbury Park, NJ Venue: Asbury Park Convention Hall Opening band: Screams Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: C/B) - 2020 Remaster Audio Bootleg Quality: C/B...

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...

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

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5/21/1980 – Rome, Italy @ The Piper Club (TV)

Van Halen in Rome, Italy at The Piper Club. This was for a TV performance but this footage has never surfaced...

1981 - Fair Warning

7/20/1981 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum

Van Halen live on 7/20/1981 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. Decent quality bootleg (B) and gets better after a few songs. This is...

10/25/1981 – Orlando, FL @ Tangerine Bowl (Photos)

Van Halen ended their 1981 Fair Warning tour with 2 shows opening for The Rolling Stones (10/24 and 10/25/1981). This is...

7/10/1981 – Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheater

Rare and elusive live footage of The Mighty Van Halen at the height of greatness.  Even though we have 3 great pro-shot music videos...

1982 - Diver Down

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1982 Interview: Rockline David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Zm7M3Gbok&feature=emb_title

1982 – Interview: Rockline David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony

David, Alex and Michael interview, taking fan calls in 1982 on Rockline https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_ffy6AAcjA&feature=emb_title

9/9/1982 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum (Photos)

Van Halen bring the massive Diver Down tour to their hometown for the first of three shows on 9/9/1982 at The Forum.  There is...

1984 - 1984

1984 – Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Gardens

Van Halen live in Cincinnati, OH on March 9th, 1984. This one is kinda funny because Eddie is playing loose in several spots. Hot...

5/9/1984 – San Francisco, CA @ The Cow Palace

First show of a 3-night stand in San Francisco, CA on Van Halen's 1984 World Tour. Audio Bootleg Radio Promo Unchained Hot For Teacher / Drum...

1984 – San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace

Van Halen live on 5/11/1984. Final night closing their 3-night stand in San Francisco, CA at the Cow Palace. Audio Bootleg Radio ads Unchained Hot For...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

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...

4/29/1980 – Van Halen Interview – Cleveland, OH

Van Halen interview on 4/29/1980 in Cleveland, OH. Dave, Alex and Mike stop by WMMS with Kid Leo before their Richfield show. They talk...

1981 Interview: Eddie Guitar World Magazine

Eddie Van Halen made his first Guitar World cover appearance with the January 1981 issue. The cover asked readers if the young EVH was the...

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

Videos

1982 – Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall

Van Halen live in 1982. This is super 8mm film that says Florida, but some clues suggest this could be in Detroit. Mainly during...

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...

1984 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ The Forum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PITQlCL4WXQ Van Halen live video in Montreal. The best and only known *full-length bootleg (video) from the 1984 tour. Unchained Hot...

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