Opening night of Van Halen II World Vacation Tour. Doesn’t get much better than this!
Location: Fresno, CA
Venue: Selland Arena
Bootleg Source: Audience (Quality B+)
Attendance / Gross / Average Ticket: 7,333 (sellout) / $53,205 / $7.26
Support: Fabulous Poodles
Audio Bootleg Quality: B+
- Light Up The Sky 3:39
- Somebody Get Me A Doctor 3:42
- Runnin’ With The Devil 3:06
- Dance The Night Away
- Beautiful Girls 3:22
- On Fire 4:46
- You’re No Good
- Feel Your Love Tonite 6:54
- Outta Love 3:51
- Ice Cream Man 5:48
- Ain’t Talkin Bout Love 6:26
- D.O.A. 8:09
- You Really Got Me 9:15
- Bottoms Up 5:17
Bootleg info: VHboots.com
Some amazing fan video from this show. This footage has been upgraded in recent years and digitized frame-by-frame by Fresno Media Restoration!
Van Halen II came out March 23, 1979 (which was a Friday < strange) — but this Fresno show (Sunday 3/25) Dave says "The new album came out today…" Not sure which is right or wrong here.
To add to the discussion, bands released their “albums” on Fridays back in the day. It was because the record companies knew people got paid on…Fridays! So, you had the chance to hear it all weekend long and not be interupted by that crappy thing we call…WORK! Parties were abound with new albums from scores of different artists, bands and groups; that was just the way it was.
ah nice. I remember album releases on Tuesdays at least starting in mid-80’s. thanks.
And I was there.
Oh man. Sweet!
Oh man I gotta come clean, I wasn’t really there. Was wondering if anyone was paying attention and would call me out on my BS. I would give anything though to go back and see some of these shows.
Haha. Yes a time machine would be a great thing for VH shows.
Holy crap man I gotta say this is a great bootleg, never thought I’d get to hear one this good from this era. Glad to see more stuff has surfaced since I collected.
Sweet that one is pretty good. Also 4/18/1979 Vancouver is pretty great quality.
Will do. BTW, great site you’ve put together here.
Great show, being from Oregon I got a kick out of when they said Vancouver, BC was a lot louder than the crowd in Oregon the night before. They were referring to the famous Jantzen Beach Ice Arena shows I heard about growing up, well at least they were famous around here before they tore that old place down.
Do you have stuff from Portland Maine shows and from 2007-2015
I don’t have any from Maine
What about 2007-2008 and 2013
What about Reuion tour 07-08 and 2012-2013
Some new video of this show has surfaced….
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