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

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...

11/17/1978 – Austin, TX (Photos)

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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...

1979 - Van Halen II

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...

4/22/1979 – Boulder, CO @ Balch Fieldhouse (Photos)

Date: 4/22/1979 Location: Boulder, CO Venue: Balch Fieldhouse * No known bootleg exists for this show Photos and Media Photos: © Bill O’Leary...

7/11/1979 – Houston, TX @ Music Hall

Van Halen live bootleg from 7/11/1979 on the Van Halen II World Vacation Tour. Date: 7/11/1979Location: Houston, TXVenue: Music HallOpening band: The ScreamsSource: Audience bootleg...

1980 - Women and Children First

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...

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...

10/31/1980 – Macon, GA @ Macon Coliseum (Photos)

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1981 - Fair Warning

7/20/1981 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum

Van Halen live on 7/20/1981 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. Decent quality bootleg (B) and gets better after a few songs. This is...

10/25/1981 – 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...

7/10/1981 – Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheater

Rare and elusive live footage of The Mighty Van Halen at the height of greatness.  Even though we have 3 great pro-shot music videos...

1982 - Diver Down

10/19/1982 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum (Night 1)

After the 10/12 show in Largo, MD, Eddie fractured his wrist on 10/15 and they have to postpone the next (3) shows giving them...

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...

1983 Interview: Dave with Felicia Jeter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QJDAKiZJow&feature=emb_title *Post date is guesstimate .tdb_single_bg_featured_image {display: none;}

1984 - 1984

1984 – "Hot For Teacher" (music video)

Shortly after playing their last show on the Monsters of Rock Tour in Germany (9/2/1984), Van Halen return to the US and...

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...

1984 – Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Civic Center

Van Halen live on 2/4/1984 in Roanoke, VA just 2 weeks into the massive 1984 Tour. This is a Classic Collection Remaster (2014). Audio...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

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,...

4/24/1980 – Cincinnati, OH (incindent)

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...

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
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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 Interview: Dave with Lisa Robinson

"David Lee Roth" By: Lisa Robinson Rock Video Magazine (July 1984)He's the front man for one of rock's most spectacular bands - Van Halen - and he's...

Videos

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...

1983 – "Jump" (music video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYN7mTi6HM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tza1yaQWbQ4

7/10/1981 – Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheater

Rare and elusive live footage of The Mighty Van Halen at the height of greatness.  Even though we have 3 great pro-shot music 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...