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Van Halen World Vacation Tour (1979)

*Source: Wikipedia

Note: Dates below in red are links to bootlegs, photos or interviews that are on this site. Just click to view for the specific date.

DateCityCountryVenue
North America (1st leg)
March 25, 1979FresnoUnited StatesSelland Arena
March 26, 1979ReddingRedding Civic Auditorium
March 27, 1979Central PointCompton Arena
March 29, 1979MissoulaAdams Field House
March 30, 1979CaldwellO’Connor Field House
March 31, 1979LoganSmith Spectrum
April 3, 1979TacomaUPS Memorial Field House
April 5, 1979San RafaelMarin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
April 6, 1979San JoseSan Jose Performing Arts Theater
April 7, 1979
April 8, 1979Los AngelesLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (California World Music Festival #2)
April 10, 1979RenoCentennial Coliseum
April 12, 1979SeattleSeattle Center Arena
April 13, 1979
April 14, 1979SpokaneSpokane Coliseum
April 16, 1979PortlandJantzen Beach Ice Arena
April 17, 1979
April 18, 1979VancouverCanadaPacific Coliseum
April 19, 1979SpokaneUnited StatesSpokane Coliseum
April 21, 1979BoulderBalch Fieldhouse
April 22, 1979
April 24, 1979Kansas CityKansas City Music Hall
April 26, 1979ChicagoAragon Ballroom
April 27, 1979
April 28, 1979St. LouisCheckerdome
April 29, 1979IndianapolisMarket Square Arena
May 1, 1979DetroitDetroit Masonic Temple
May 2, 1979
May 3, 1979KalamazooWings Stadium
May 5, 1979CincinnatiRiverfront Coliseum
May 6, 1979LouisvilleLouisville Gardens
May 7, 1979PittsburghStanley Theatre
May 8, 1979ToledoToledo Sports Arena
May 9, 1979BuffaloBuffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 11, 1979Washington, D.C.Warner Theatre
May 12, 1979New York CityPalladium
May 13, 1979BostonOrpheum Theatre
May 15, 1979TorontoCanadaMaple Leaf Gardens
May 16, 1979LondonLondon Gardens
May 17, 1979SyracuseUnited StatesManley Field House
May 18, 1979RochesterRochester Community War Memorial Arena
(“Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert”)
(Promo-Vids of “Dance the Night Away”, “You’re No Good” and “Bottoms Up!”)
May 19, 1979PhiladelphiaSpectrum
May 30, 1979AtlantaFox Theatre
May 31, 1979CharlotteCharlotte Coliseum
June 1, 1979NorfolkScope Arena
June 2, 1979RaleighCarter–Finley Stadium (June Jam)
June 4, 1979KnoxvilleKnoxville Civic Coliseum
June 5, 1979BirminghamBoutwell Memorial Auditorium
June 7, 1979MemphisMid-South Coliseum
June 8, 1979Little RockBarton Coliseum
June 9, 1979DallasCotton Bowl (Texxas Jam)
June 10, 1979New OrleansThe Superdome (A Day of Rock ‘N’ Roll)
Europe
June 14, 1979BrusselsBelgiumForest National
June 15, 1979AmsterdamNetherlandsJaap Edenhal
June 17, 1979DüsseldorfGermanyPhilips Hall
June 18, 1979OffenbachStadthalle Offenbach
June 19, 1979MunichCircus Krone Building
June 21, 1979LyonFrancePalais des Sports de Gerland
June 22, 1979ParisPavillon de Paris
June 25, 1979BirminghamEnglandBirmingham Odeon
June 26, 1979NewcastleNewcastle City Hall
June 27, 1979ManchesterManchester Apollo Theatre
June 28, 1979LondonRainbow Theatre
June 29, 1979
North America (2nd leg)
July 5, 1979JacksonvilleUnited StatesJacksonville Exhibition Hall
July 6, 1979West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach Auditorium
July 7, 1979MiamiMiami Jai-Alai Fronton Arena
July 8, 1979LakelandLakeland Civic Center
July 10, 1979Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
July 11, 1979HoustonHouston Music Hall
July 12, 1979
July 14, 1979AmarilloAmarillo Civic Center
July 15, 1979MidlandChaparral Center
July 16, 1979AustinAustin Municipal Auditorium
July 17, 1979San AntonioSan Antonio Convention Center
July 19, 1979WichitaCentury II Concert Hall
July 20, 1979TulsaTulsa Assembly Center
July 21, 1979Oklahoma CityGaylord Performing Arts Theater
July 22, 1979LincolnPershing Memorial Auditorium
July 24, 1979Saint PaulSt. Paul Civic Auditorium
July 25, 1979
July 26, 1979DubuqueFive Flags Arena
July 27, 1979SpringfieldIllinois State Armory
July 28, 1979TrotwoodHara Arena
August 10, 1979PortlandCumberland County Civic Center
August 11, 1979Asbury ParkAsbury Park Convention Hall
August 12, 1979New HavenNew Haven Coliseum
August 14, 1979ClevelandCleveland Music Hall
August 15, 1979
August 17, 1979SpringfieldSpringfield Civic Center
August 18, 1979South YarmouthCape Cod Coliseum
August 20, 1979MadisonDane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 21, 1979MilwaukeeMilwaukee Auditorium
August 25, 1979OaklandOakland Civic Auditorium
August 26, 1979
Asia
September 3, 1979KyotoJapanKyoto Kaikan
September 5, 1979FukuokaFukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium
September 7, 1979NagoyaNagoya Civic Assembly Hall
September 8, 1979KurashikiKurashiki Civic Cultural Hall
September 10, 1979OsakaOsaka Prefectural Gymnasium
September 11, 1979
September 13, 1979TokyoNippon Budokan
North America (Final leg)
September 18, 1979EdmontonCanadaNorthlands Coliseum
September 19, 1979CalgaryStampede Corral
September 22, 1979ReginaAgridome
September 23, 1979WinnipegWinnipeg Convention Centre
September 25, 1979DuluthUnited StatesDuluth Arena
September 27, 1979BismarckBismarck Civic Center
September 28, 1979Rapid CityRushmore Plaza Civic Center
September 29, 1979BillingsMetraPark Arena
October 2, 1979TucsonTucson Community Center
October 3, 1979PhoenixPhoenix Exhibition Hall
October 6, 1979San DiegoSan Diego Sports Arena
October 7, 1979InglewoodThe Forum
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  • Heisenberg5150

    Some of these tour dates are incorrect.

    Wikedpedia probably got these dates from VH Archives, which has some innacurracies.

    These are the actual dates that I know.

    April, 16, – Seattle.
    April, 17- Portland
    April, 18 – Vancouver,
    April, 19 – Spokane

    One of the Spokane shows was rescheduled due to DLR passing out from exhaustion.

    The June 30, Vancouver date is totally wrong. They were in England the night before. The correct date is April, 18th.

    • https://themightyvanhalen.net/ This Music Sux

      Damn Wikipedia!!!

      • Heisenberg5150

        The tour date lists from the official VH site and Wikedpedia, ( as well as the official Black Sabbath and Journey sites,) are pretty much 90% correct. But just contain a few ommissions and improper dates. Some shows were cancelled, then rescheduled, so that might have something to do with it.

        I only noticed this mainly on the 1979 tour date listings. There are very few mistakes to my knowledge on most other tour listings. Aside from a couple unlisted shows, and maybe a few odd incorrect listings.

        I just know for sure about the ’79 shows in the Pacific Northwest. As I wondered which Vancouver date was correct. I was pretty sure they didnt do two shows here.

        It can get confusing, because one list specifies one date, then another says a different one.

        Here is a link to another short listing . I believe these are correct.

        http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=87637

        At times I have cross-referanced different listings, and websites such as Setlist.com, and a few others.

        I’ll compile some other links in a different post later on. There is a really good thread at Jam To This.com, where Greg posted quite a few corrections out based upon his ticket stub collection.

        • https://themightyvanhalen.net/ This Music Sux

          Thanks. Yeah I want to get some wrong dates fixed up…But also seems it will be pretty difficult with so many unknowns and no accurate source to go from. But we’ll try something!

      • Heisenberg5150

        That Vancouver bootleg is how I first noticed the conflicting tour dates in the first place.

        Whoever put that June, 30th date on the bootleg was wrong. It caused a fair amount of confusion.

        It was explained to me, that Brad Starks might have used some of the bootleg dates as a referance while composing the tour date lists for the official VH website. It is no big deal really, people make mistakes, but if one date is wrong, then that means another is also incorrect, then it gets really confusing.

        It is really no big deal I guess. Most fans wouldnt notice or care anyways. I guess I’m just a stickler for details. No idea why. Ha, Ha.

        Here is a link to the April, 18, 1979 show review from Google newspapers.

        http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bDBmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9IwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=768,1477561&output=html_text

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  • Jim Donovan

    i can’t recall who opened for VH in San Diego in Oct 79 at the Sports Arena ANYONE?

  • Meghann Robinson

    There is a May date missing. My dad told me about his most epic night ever on his 19th birthday seeing Van Halen on May 30th, 1979. Ticket stub pictured. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f82673f6ee2d867a7629daf2489d72ac754ef6155eb6b738ace287f25e817c2.png

    • https://themightyvanhalen.net/ The Mighty Van Halen

      ahh thank you!

  • Mike

    March 29, 1979, Adams Fieldhouse, Missoula, MT.