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...

1978 – Van Halen debut goes platinum! (Photos)

Van Halen's debut album was released on Feb 10, 1978 and was certified 1x platinum on Oct 10, 1978.  They had a party at...

8/19/1978 – Bay City, MI @ Summer Celebration (Photos)

Date: 8/19/1978 Location: Bay City, MI Venue: Summer Celebration / Bay City Central High School's Elmer Engel Stadium Lineup: Bandit, Van Halen, Bob Segar (Cheap...

1979 - Van Halen II

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...

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...

10/6/1979 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena

The 2nd to last show on the Van Halen II World Vacation Tour. Some great photos from Mike Romano and Colleen Bracken. Date: 10/6/1979 Location: San...

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...

7/26/1980 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum (Photos)

Photos from 7/27/80 show at Nassau Coliseum (Photos by Bill O'Leary). Prints and other merch from Fine Art America below can...

4/4/1980 – Seattle, WA @ Seattle Center Coliseum

Date: 4/4/1980 and 4/5/1980 Location: Seattle, WA Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum Opening band: Rail Bootleg: Not great quality Setlist Romeo Delight Bottoms Up Drum Solo Runnin' With The Devil Tora!...

1981 - Fair Warning

1981 Tour Dates – Fair Warning Tour

Start Date: May 12, 1981End Date: Oct 25, 1981Locations: North America (US, Canada)Promo Tour: Nov 1981 (Germany, Italy, Spain, France) Van Halen's 1981 tour, dubbed...

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...

5/18/1981 – Rochester, NY (Photos)

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1982 - Diver Down

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...

9/15/1982 – San Francisco, CA @ The Cow Palace

Van Halen live on 9/15/1982 for their first shows in San Francisco, CA at The Cow Palace. Date: 9/15/1982Location: San Francisco, CAVenue: The Cow PalaceSource:...
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1982 Interview: Rockline David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen

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

1984 - 1984

1984 – "Panama" (music video) released

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1984 – Calgary, AB Canada @ Olympic Saddledome

Van Halen at the Olympic Saddledome in Calgary, AB Canada on the 1984 tour. Not the best quality bootleg (quality C or low B),...

3/20/1984 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum

The 2 Philly shows (3/20 and 3/21) at The Spectrum were filmed for live footage in the "Panama" music video.  This bootleg is a...
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...

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,...

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,...

1980 – Alex Van Halen Interview w Marc Allan

Van Halen recently returned from Europe, the interview date (7/12) is guesstimate when they played Fort Wayne, IN.

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

7/11/1981 – Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheater

Van Halen live for the 2nd night in Chicago on the Fair Warning tour. Photos from this show below plus bootleg video clips from...

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).

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...

7/13/1984 – Eddie Plays ‘Beat It’ with Michael Jackson

Van Halen's final city on the 1984 in Dallas, TX, Eddie joins The Jacksons Victory Tour to play "Beat It" at Texas...