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

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...

5/27/1978 – Lewisham, UK @ Lewisham Odeon

Date: 5/27/1978 Location: Lewisham, UK Venue: Lewisham Odeon Headliner: Black Sabbath Bootleg: Quality C (2019 Remaster) Audio Bootleg Quality C On Fire ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

1981 - Fair Warning

1981 – “So This Is Love?” (Dino video) Italy TV RAI 1

June 6, 2021 -- Just unearthed by for the first time ever by Van Halen Italia Fan Club. This is a...

5/12/1981 – Halifax, NS, Canada (Photos)

Van Halen kick off the 1981 Fair Warning Tour.  Here are fan-shot photos from the opening night and the likely setlist. Setlist On Fire Sinner’s Swing Drum Solo Hear...

5/23/1981 – Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena (Photos)

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1982 - Diver Down

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 – 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 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Van Halen bring the massive Diver Down tour to their hometown on 9/10/1982 at The Forum. Date: 9/10/1982Location: Inglewood, CAVenue: The ForumSource: Audience bootleg

1984 - 1984

1984 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena

Van Halen live on 5/20/1984 in San Diego, CA @ The San Diego Sports Arena.   This is a great sounding bootleg. Audio Bootleg Quality:...

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...

1984 – "Panama" (music video) released

Van Halen's video for "Panama" released on June 18, 1984 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuKDBPw8wQA {"copyRProtection":true,"copyRAlert":"themightyvanhalen.net","sliderScrollNavi":true,"sliderNextPrevAnimation":"animation","galleryScrollPositionControll":false,"sliderItemCounterEnable":true,"sliderItemTitleEnable":true,"sliderItemTitleFontSize":18,"sliderItemTitleTextColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","itemCounterColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","sliderThumbBarEnable":true,"sliderThumbBarHoverColor":"rgba(240,240,240,1)","sliderBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.9)","sliderPreloaderColor":"rgba(240,240,240,1)","sliderHeaderFooterBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.4)","sliderNavigationColor":"rgba(0,0,0,1)","sliderNavigationIconColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","sliderSlideshow":true,"sliderSlideshowDelay":8,"slideshowIndicatorColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","slideshowIndicatorColorBg":"rgba(255,255,255,0.5)","sliderThumbSubMenuBackgroundColor":"rgba(255,255,255,0)","sliderThumbSubMenuBackgroundColorOver":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","sliderThumbSubMenuIconColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","sliderThumbSubMenuIconHoverColor":"rgba(0,0,0,1)","sliderItemDownload":false,"sliderSocialShareEnabled":true,"sliderZoomEnable":true,"sliderFullscreenEnabled":true,"modaBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.8)","modalInfoBoxBgColor":"rgba(240,240,240,1)","modalInfoBoxTitleTextColor":"rgba(20,20,20,1)","deepLinking":false,"linkTargetWindow":"_self","galleryPreloaderColor":"rgba(230,230,230,1)","galleryBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0)","galleryBorderRadius":0,"lastRowFill":true,"collectionThumbRecomendedHeight":200,"thumbSpacing":10,"captions":false,"collectionthumbHoverTitleFontSize":18,"collectionthumbRoundedCorners":10,"collectionthumbHoverTitleTextColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","collectionthumbHoverTitleTextBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.8)","collectionthumbHoverBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.4)","collectionThumbSubMenuDownload":false,"collectionThumbSubMenuShare":false,"collectionThumbSubMenuBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.4)","collectionThumbSubMenuBgColorHover":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","collectionThumbSubMenuIconColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","collectionThumbSubMenuIconColorHover":"rgba(0,0,0,1)","galleryType":"pgc_sgb_justified","galleryId":"9f680c01_1593752859510","images":,"useClobalSettings":true,"loading":false,"gutIsSelected":true}
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

4/26/1980 – Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall (Photos)

Soundboard bootleg from the 1980 World Invasion Tour. Date: 4/26/1980 and 4/27/1980 Location: Detroit, MI Venue: Cobo Hall Opening band: Rail Bootleg: There is a horrible sounding bootleg from...

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,...
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1982 Interview: Rockline David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen

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

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...

Videos

1982 – "Pretty Woman" (Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWQRDI7mTyw&feature=emb_title Post date is a loose estimate Van Halen‘s cover of Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ seemed innocent enough, but...

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...

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...

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