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.

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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 – Van Halen at Mississippi River Jam (Photos)

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1978 – New York City, NY @ The Palladium

Van Halen opening for Journey and Montrose.  Photo Credit: Sheri Lynn Behr Date: 3/25/1978 Location: New York City, NY Venue: The Palladium Lineup: Van Halen /...

1978 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena

Van Halen live bootleg from 9/22/1978 in Fresno, CA at the Selland Arena.  Solid A quality on this audio. The video is the infamous...

1979 - Van Halen II

1979 – Los Angeles, CA @ California World Music Festival

Silent footage from 4/8/1979 using old demo for audio. Light Up The Sky 3:18 Somebody Get Me A Doctor 4:48 Runnin' With The Devil 4:21 Dance The Night...

1979 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena

Opening night of Van Halen II World Vacation Tour. Doesn't get much better than this! Date: 3/23/1979Location: Fresno, CAVenue: Selland ArenaBootleg Source: Audience (Quality B+)Attendance...

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

Soundboard bootleg from the 1980 World Invasion Tour. Date: 5/1/1980 Location: Largo, MD Venue: The Capital Centre Source: Soundboard bootleg Audio Bootleg Quality: A Romeo Delight *Missing Bottoms Up *Missing Drum...

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 Invasion Tour...

1980 – "Loss of Control" Music video

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1981 - Fair Warning

1981 – Boston, MA @ Boston Garden

Van Halen live at the Boston Garden on July 25, 1981. Not the best quality, but listenable (B/C). Audio Bootleg Quality: B/C On Fire (Missing)...

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 – Providence, RI @ Providence Civic Center

photo unknown location First US date on Van Halen's 1981 Fair Warning Tour.  Quality is solid B+ on this one.

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 – 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...

1982 – Largo, MD @ The Capital Center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV1jp-0Ydqo&feature=emb_title One of the first pro-shot Van Halen concert to surface many years ago.  This venue almost always recorded...

1984 - 1984

1984 – "Hot For Teacher" (music video)

A few days after playing their last show on the Monsters of Rock Tour in Germany, Van Halen start filming the video...

1984 – Monsters Of Rock Sweden @ Rasunda Stadium

Van Halen live (8/25/1984) at the Monsters of Rock in Stockholm, Sweden. This is a 2014 Remaster. Audio Bootleg   Intro Unchained Hot For Teacher Drum Solo On Fire Runnin' With...

1984 – Interview Eddie and Dave with Lisa Robinson

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Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

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 – 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...

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

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...

1984 – Van Halen's Split Personality: Rolling Stone's 1984 Feature

Rolling Stone article: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halens-split-personality-rolling-stones-1984-feature-19840621 It's a cold March day in Cincinnati. Snow is drifting up against the back door, wind is seeping through the windows,...

Videos

1984 – Eddie Plays ‘Beat It’ with Michael Jackson

Before the Van Halen show the same night in Dallas, Eddie joins The Jacksons Victory Tour to play "Beat It" at Texas...

1981 – Belgian TV “Unchained” & “Hear About It Later”

Van Halen lip-sync 'Hear About It Later' on the Belgian TV show 'Generation 80' in 1981. (Post date is loose guess).

1982 Interview Dave with Martha Quinn

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

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...