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 – "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...

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...

1983 – Devore, CA @ US Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XBrwfwaleQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igdZKgESbJU People say they were wasted...and especially rag on Dave thinking he actually...

1984 - 1984

1/18/1984 – Jacksonville, FL (Photos)

Van Halen on the opening night of the massive 1984 tour in Jacksonville, FL. Date: 1/18/1984 Location: Jacksonville, FL Venue: Jacksonville Coliseum Opening band: Autograph * No bootleg

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...

2/14/1984 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Coliseum

Van Halen live on their 2nd stop to Charlotte, NC on the 1984 tour, Valentine's Day. This audio bootleg is a 2021 Remaster that...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

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.

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...

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...

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

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!...

Videos

5/9/1979 – Buffalo, NY

Bootleg Video Fan footage of this show synced to different bootleg audio from another show. Filmed by Dave Gullberg, shared by...

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

1980 – "Loss of Control" Music video

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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...