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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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 – 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...

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}

1982 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Riverside Centroplex

Van Halen live in Baton Rouge, LA on the Diver Down tour. The quality of this audience recording is good with a very clear...

1984 - 1984

1984 – Detroit, MI @ Cobo Hall

Van Halen live on 4/6/1984 at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI.  The night before was MTV's Lost Weekend with Van Halen in 1984.  Read the...

1984 – New York @ Madison Square Garden

Van Halen live on 3/31/1984 for their 2nd night at Madison Square Garden on the 1984 Tour. The crowd is loud at times, but...

1984 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum

Van Halen live on their second night in Philly on the 1984 Tour where they filmed for the "Panama" video. Audio Bootleg Quality: C   Unchained...
Van Halen Tour Date Archive

Tour Date Archive 1978-1984

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Interviews

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

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...

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 – Interview on Rockline with Bob Coburn

Van Halen interview on 2/20/1984 with Dave, Alex and Mike from Atlanta, GA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHxLgv3jEyM

1980 Interview: Dave with Allan Handelman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-NvfEnTqx8 It’s was Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll. Recorded at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia during...

Videos

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...

1980 – St. Paul, MN @ St. Paul Civic Center

Some of the only known video footage from Van Halen's 1980 World Invasion Tour.  Even though quality isn't great...this video is pure gold to...

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...

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...