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 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

8/6/1978 – Oklahoma Jam

Van Halen live on 8/6/1978 at the Oklahoma Jam. Great quality although a little fuzzy at times. Date: 8/6/1978 Location: Oklahoma City, OK Venue: Super...

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...

7/1/1978 – Dallas, TX @ Texxas Jam

Van Halen play at the Texxas Jam in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. After their last show in Japan 3 days earlier, they...

1979 - Van Halen II

1979 – Dallas, TX @ Texxas Jam

There's no known bootleg from this show, but lots of great photos. Photos and Media {"copyRProtection":true,"copyRAlert":"Van...

8/11/1979 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall

Date: 8/11/1979 Location: Asbury Park, NJ Venue: Asbury Park Convention Hall Opening band: Screams Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: C/B) - 2020 Remaster Audio Bootleg Quality: C/B...

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...

7/27/1980 – 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...

1981 - Fair Warning

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...

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...

1982 - Diver Down

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: 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 – 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...

1984 - 1984

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...

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 – 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:...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

1983 – Interview: Eddie with Steven Rosen

July 1st date is a loose approximation By: Steven Rosen The year is 1983. Six albums ago, including the one yet to be released, Van Halen, the...

1982 Interview Dave with Martha Quinn

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

1979 – David Lee Roth Interview

* 4/9 date is loose approximation. Interview with David Lee Roth shortly after Van Halen II was released. Audio Interview David Lee Roth Interview...

1978 – Interview w David Lee Roth & Alex Van Halen – Bradford, UK

Interview with David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen after their show in Bradford, UK on 6/7/1978. Interview David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen...

Videos

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...

1982 – "Pretty Woman" @ San Remo Festival Italy

Van Halen TV performance in Italy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcYKw8lbLKQ&feature=emb_title {"copyRProtection":true,"copyRAlert":"Van Halen","sliderScrollNavi":true,"sliderNextPrevAnimation":"animation","galleryScrollPositionControll":false,"sliderItemCounterEnable":true,"sliderCaptionSrc":"caption","sliderItemTitleEnable":true,"sliderItemTitleFontSize":15,"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)","sliderSocialShareEnabled":true,"sliderZoomEnable":true,"sliderFullscreenEnabled":true,"modaBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0.8)","modalIconColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","modalIconColorHover":"rgba(255,255,255,0.8)","shareFacebook":true,"shareTwitter":false,"sharePinterest":true,"sliderItemDownload":false,"shareCopyLink":false,"deepLinking":false,"useLightbox":"true","lazyLoading":true,"contentNoPadding":false,"galleryPreloaderColor":"rgba(230,230,230,1)","galleryBgColor":"rgba(0,0,0,0)","galleryBorderRadius":0,"lastRowFill":false,"collectionThumbRecomendedHeight":300,"thumbSpacing":10,"externalLink":true,"externalLinkDefName":"Read More","externalLinkTextColor":"rgba(0,0,0,1)","externalLinkBgColor":"rgba(255,255,255,1)","externalLinkFontSize":18,"captions":false,"captionSrc":"caption","captionHAlign":"top","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":"fdb851a8_1593848226704","images":,"itemsMetaDataCollection":,"useClobalSettings":true}

1981 – German TV “Unchained”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdH53lMzuHQ Van Halen on German TV show lip sync performance of "Unchained" (*Post date is a loose...

1983 – Sao Paulo Brazil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2qvfH0yJMQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oiem7qY_srg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJmb2EtlBKk Van Halen takes their Diver Down...