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...

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

5/6/1978 – Amsterdam, Holland @ The Paradiso

Van Halen live in Eddie and Alex's homeland for the first time on tour. Date: 5/6/1978 Location: Amsterdam, Holland Venue: The...

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...

4/28/1978 – New York, NY @ The Palladium

Van Halen live on 4/28/1978 in New York. After their last show with Journey/Montrose on 4/23 they play 3 shows on their way to...

1979 - Van Halen II

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...

4/28/1979 – St. Louis, MO @ The Checkerdome (Photos)

Date: 4/28/1979 Location: St. Louis, MO Venue: The Checkerdome Opening band: Robert Fleischman * No known bootleg exists for this show Photos and Media

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...

1980 - Women and Children First

1980 – Largo MD @ Capitol Centre

* Van Halen photos by: Michael Brannon Soundboard bootleg from the 1980 World Invasion Tour. Many say this is the audio track from the VHS...

3/30/1980 – Pueblo, CO (Brown M&M incident)

Date: 3/30/1980 Location: Pueblo, CO Venue: Massari Gym (University of Southern Colorado) Opening band: Rail *no known bootleg exists for this show Brown...

1980 Tour Dates – World Invasion Tour

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

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

10/19/1982 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum (Night 1)

After the 10/12 show in Largo, MD, Eddie fractured his wrist on 10/15 and they have to postpone the next (3) shows giving them...

1983 Interview: Dave with Felicia Jeter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QJDAKiZJow&feature=emb_title *Post date is guesstimate .tdb_single_bg_featured_image {display: none;}

1982 – Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena

Pro soundboard from the Diver Down / Hide Your Sheep Tour in 1982. Date: 11/18/1982 Location: Dallas, TX Venue: Reunion Arena Source: Soundboard Audio Bootleg Quality: Soundboard A+   Romeo...

1984 - 1984

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...

3/13/1984 – Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Horizon

Van Halen live audio bootleg from 3/13/1984 Chicago, IL. Unchained Hot For Teacher Alex Van Halen Drum Solo On Fire Runnin' With The Devil Little Guitars Cathedral House Of Pain Michael Anthony Bass...

1984 – New York @ Madison Square Garden

Van Halen live on 3/31/1984 for their 2nd night at Madison Square Garden on the 1984 Tour. The crowd is loud at times, but...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

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...

1982 – Phone Interview Eddie Van Halen with Jas Obrecht

July 30, 1982 - a couple weeks into the tour for Diver Down, Eddie talks to Jas Obrecht for Guitar Player Magazine. Ed talks...

1980 Interview: Dave with Allan Handelman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-NvfEnTqx8 It’s was Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll. Recorded at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia during...

1976 – First Radio Play on KROQ

The very first radio play, 12/14/76. "Runnin' with the Devil" Demo (Electric Lady Land, Gene Simmons version). Interviewed by Rodney Bingenheimer KROQ,...

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

1980 – St. Paul, MN @ St. Paul Civic Center

Some of the only known video footage from Van Halen's 1980 World Invasion Tour.  Even though quality isn't great...this video is pure gold to...

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...

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...

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...