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 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum

Wow!! New unearthed video footage of Van Halen on their first tour in 1978!!! Massive thanks to Paul Fletcher/B2B Productions for releasing this footage...

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 /...

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 – 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...

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...

1982 - Diver Down

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...

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 – 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 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Van Halen live on May 13, 1984 at The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA. This is a 2014 EQ/Remaster that helps get rid of...

1984 – Monsters Of Rock England @ Castle Donington

First show of the 1984 Monsters of Rock Tour at Castle Donington in England. This audio is a 2014 remaster that helps add some...

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

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

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...

1982 Interview Dave with Martha Quinn

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

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...

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...

Videos

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...

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...

1985 – David Lee Roth Interview on Good Morning America

David Lee Roth interview on 3/7/1985.  He would split from Van Halen in the next month or so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffxkY3fd5BY

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...