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, 1980Locations: 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...

8/25/1978 – Terre Haute, IN @ Hulman Civic University Center (Photos)

Date: 8/25/1978 Location: Terre Haute, IN Venue: Hulman Civic University Center Headliner: Black Sabbath *No known bootleg for this show Photos and Media {"copyRProtection":true,"copyRAlert":"Van...

6/1/1978 – London, England @ Hammersmith Odeon

^ Photo: Ross Haflin Date: 6/1/1978 Location: London, England Venue: Hammersmith Odeon Headliner: Black Sabbath Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: A) Audio Bootleg On Fire 3:32 I'm The...

1979 - Van Halen II

4/21/1979 – Boulder, CO @ Balch Fieldhouse (Photos)

Date: 4/21/1979 Location: Boulder, CO Venue: Balch Fieldhouse * No known bootleg exists for this show Photos and Media Photos: © Bill O’Leary...

1979 – Van Halen II (album)

David Lee Roth & Edward Van Halen's Guide To Van Halen II 'YOU'RE NO GOOD' Dave: "Linda Ronstadt's doing all these other people's tunes so we...

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...

1980 - Women and Children First

9/6/1980 – Norman, OK @ Roklahoma (Photos)

Setlist *No known recording from this show Romeo DelightBottoms Up!Drum SoloRunnin' With the DevilTora! Tora! / Loss of ControlTake Your Whiskey HomeDance the...

1980 – Women And Children First Demos

Studio sessions for Van Halen's 3rd album, Women and Children First recorded at Sunset Sound Dec 1979 - Feb 1980.  Some of the music...

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 - Fair Warning

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...

7/17/1981 – 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 – Los Angeles, CA @ LA Sports Arena

Van Halen live on June 19, 1981 at the LA Sports Arena. This is one of the better quality bootlegs from 1981. Photo above...

1982 - Diver Down

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 – 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...

1982 – Diver Down (album)

Released: Apr. 14, 1982 Source: Wikipedia The album cover artwork displays the "diver down" flag used in many US jurisdictions (which indicates aSCUBA diver is currently submerged in the area). Asked about...

1984 - 1984

1984 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena #2

Van Halen live on 5/21/1984 in San Diego, CA @ The San Diego Sports Arena.   Another great sounding bootleg (Grade A). Audio Bootleg Quality:...

1984 – Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall

Van Halen live on 4/6/1984 at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI.  The night before was MTV's Lost Weekend with Van Halen in 1984.  Read the...

1984 – Madison, WI @ Dane County Coliseum

Van Halen live on 7/3/1984 in Madison, WI. Audio Bootleg Quality: B Unchained Hot For Teacher / Drum Solo On Fire Runnin' With The...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

1980 – Interview: Eddie Van Halen w Steven Rosen

A rare audio interview with Eddie Van Halen and Steven Rosen right before Women And Children First was about to come out.  Eddie picks...

1982 – David Lee Roth interview w Jim Ladd

For this two part interview Jim Ladd sits down with David Lee Roth for Part 1 (September 12, 1982 - one day after their...

1980 – Interview Eddie Van Halen w Jas Obrecht

"Young Wizard of Power Rock" By: Jas Obrecht Guitar Player (April 1980) Very few guitarists have had as intense an impact in as short a time as Eddie...

1984 – Interview Eddie and Dave with Lisa Robinson

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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...

Videos

5/13/1979 – Boston, MA

Not the greatest quality, but any video footage from the early tours is still pure gold. You sorta get to see...

1981 – Oakland Live Music Videos

The holy grail. Pro-shot Van Halen at the peak of greatness. The infamous 1981 Oakland shows where Van Halen filmed their 3 classic music...

1983 – "Jump" (music video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYN7mTi6HM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tza1yaQWbQ4

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...