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

12/31/1977 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmG-CjxvMt8 1st set (quality: A-)00:00 On Fire 03:28 I'm The One 08:05 (Here's) Just What You Wanted (unreleased original)11:19...

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 – 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...

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...

1979 – Van Halen II (album)

Released: Mar 23, 1979 Source: Wikipedia Van Halen II is the second album by  Van Halen, released in 1979. It peaked at #6 on the Billboard charts and...

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...

1980 - Women and Children First

4/29/1980 – Van Halen Interview – Cleveland, OH

Van Halen interview on 4/29/1980 in Cleveland, OH. Dave, Alex and Mike stop by WMMS with Kid Leo before their Richfield show. They talk...

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 – 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...

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 – "Pretty Woman" @ San Remo Festival Italy

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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...
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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 – 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,...

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}

1984 – Quebec City, Canada @ Le Colisee de Quebec

Van Halen live on 4/21/1984. Great quality bootleg from the massive 1984 Tour. Notes from the bootleg below:---One of the best show of 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

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...

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

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

1985 – David Lee Roth Interview on Letterman Show

David Lee Roth appearance on the David Letterman Show on 1/2/1985. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwS72f2gxmY

Videos

1982 Interview Dave with Martha Quinn

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

1982 – "Pretty Woman" @ San Remo Festival Italy

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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...