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1980 World Invasion “Party ’til You Die Tour” Tour

*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.

First North American Leg
March 19, 1980Victoria, British ColumbiaCanadaVictoria Memorial Arena
March 21, 1980Medford, OregonUnited StatesCompton Arena
March 22, 1980Eugene, OregonLane County Fair Grounds
March 24, 1980Spokane, WashingtonSpokane Coliseum
March 25, 1980Great Falls, MontanaFour Seasons Arena
March 30, 1980Pueblo, ColoradoMassari Gym
April 2, 1980Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanadaPacific Coliseum
April 3, 1980Portland, OregonUnited StatesMemorial Coliseum
April 4, 1980Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Center Coliseum
April 5, 1980
April 7, 1980Calgary, AlbertaCanadaStampede Corral
April 8, 1980Edmonton, AlbertaNorthlands Coliseum
April 11, 1980Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg Arena
April 13, 1980St. Paul, MinnesotaUnited StatesCivic Center
April 14, 1980Milwaukee, WisconsinUnited StatesMECCA Arena
Second North American Leg
April 24, 1980Cincinnati, OhioUnited StatesRiverfront Coliseum
April 27, 1980Detroit, MichiganCobo Hall
April 29, 1980Richfield, OhioRichfield Coliseum
April 30, 1980Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCivic Arena
May 1, 1980Landover, MarylandCapital Centre
May 2, 1980Binghamton, New YorkBroome County Veterans Memorial Arena
May 5, 1980Buffalo, New YorkBuffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 6, 1980Rochester, New YorkRochester Community War Memorial
May 7, 1980Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe Spectrum
First European Leg
May 24, 1980BremenGermanyStadthalle
May 26, 1980GeleenNetherlandsPinkpop Festival
May 27, 1980LudwigshafenGermanyEberthalle
May 29, 1980EssenGrugahalle
May 30, 1980HamburgErnst-Merck-Halle
June 3, 1980ParisFrancePalais des Sports
June 7, 1980WürzburgGermanyCarl-Diem-Halle
June 8, 1980NurembergHemmerleinhalle
June 10, 1980DüsseldorfPhilipshalle
June 11, 1980StuttgartMessehalle Sindelfingen
June 14, 1980MunichRudi Sedlmayer Halle
June 17, 1980Newcastle, EnglandUnited KingdomNewcastle City Hall
June 18, 1980Glasgow, ScotlandApollo Theatre
June 19, 1980Manchester, EnglandApollo Theatre
June 20, 1980Leicester, EnglandDe Montfort Hall
June 21, 1980CologneGermanyZDF RockPop
June 22, 1980BirminghamEnglandBirmingham Odeon
June 23, 1980LondonRainbow Theatre
June 24, 1980
Third North American Leg
July 10, 1980Kalamazoo, MichiganUnited StatesWings Stadium
July 12, 1980Charleston, West Virginia*Charleston Civic Center
July 13, 1980Toledo, OhioToledo Sports Arena
July 15, 1980Montreal, QuebecCanadaMontreal Forum
July 16, 1980Ottawa, OntarioOttawa Civic Centre
July 17, 1980London, OntarioLondon Gardens
July 18, 1980Toronto, OntarioMaple Leaf Gardens
July 21, 1980Hampton, VirginiaUnited StatesHampton Coliseum
July 22, 1980Baltimore, MarylandBaltimore Arena
July 24, 1980Hartford, ConnecticutHartford Civic Center
July 25, 1980Boston, MassachusettsBoston Garden
July 26, 1980Uniondale, New YorkNassau Coliseum
July 27, 1980
July 28, 1980Louisville, KentuckyFreedom Hall
July 29, 1980Chicago, IllinoisInternational Amphitheatre
July 30, 1980Indianapolis, IndianaMarket Square Arena
July 31, 1980St. Louis, MissouriSt. Louis Arena
August 1, 1980Memphis, TennesseeMid-South Coliseum
August 2, 1980Little Rock, ArkansasBarton Coliseum
August 4, 1980Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
August 5, 1980Nashville, TennesseeNashville Municipal Auditorium
August 8, 1980Lakeland, FloridaLakeland Civic Center
August 9, 1980Pembroke Pines, FloridaHollywood Sportatorium
August 10, 1980Jacksonville, FloridaJacksonville Coliseum
August 11, 1980Fort Myers, FloridaLee County Civic Center
August 12, 1980St. Petersburg, FloridaBayfront Arena
Fourth North American Leg
August 22, 1980Kansas City, MissouriUnited StatesKemper Arena
August 23, 1980Omaha, NebraskaOmaha Civic Auditorium
August 24, 1980Salina, KansasBicentennial Center
August 26, 1980Corpus Christi, TexasMemorial Coliseum
August 27, 1980San Antonio, TexasFreeman Coliseum
August 28, 1980Houston, TexasSam Houston Coliseum
August 29, 1980Shreveport, LouisianaHirsch Memorial Coliseum
August 30, 1980Baton Rouge, LouisianaRiverside Centroplex
September 1, 1980Mobile, AlabamaCivic Center Arena
September 2, 1980Jackson, MississippiMississippi Coliseum
September 3, 1980Beaumont, TexasFair Park Coliseum
September 4, 1980Dallas, TexasReunion Arena
September 6, 1980Norman, OklahomaOwen Field
September 7, 1980Amarillo, TexasAmarillo Civic Center
September 8, 1980
September 9, 1980Lubbock, TexasLubbock Municipal Coliseum
September 10, 1980Albuquerque, New MexicoTingley Coliseum
September 12, 1980Denver, ColoradoMcNichols Sports Arena
September 13, 1980
September 15, 1980Phoenix, ArizonaArizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 16, 1980Tucson, ArizonaTucson Community Center
September 18, 1980Fresno, CaliforniaSelland Arena
September 19, 1980Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles Sports Arena
September 20, 1980
September 27, 1980Toronto, OntarioCanadaMaple Leaf Gardens
October 3, 1980Rapid City, South DakotaUnited StatesRushmore Plaza Civic Center
October 4, 1980Bismarck, North DakotaBismarck Civic Center
October 6, 1980Salt Lake City, UtahSalt Palace
October 9, 1980Oakland, CaliforniaOakland Coliseum
October 10, 1980
October 12, 1980San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego Sports Arena
October 15, 1980Sioux Falls, South DakotaSioux Falls Arena
October 16, 1980Des Moines, IowaVeterans Memorial Auditorium
October 17, 1980Lincoln, NebraskaBob Devaney Sports Center
October 19, 1980Macomb, IllinoisWestern Hall
October 21, 1980Terre Haute, IndianaHulman Center
October 22, 1980Lexington, KentuckyRupp Arena
October 31, 1980Macon, GeorgiaMacon Coliseum
November 1, 1980Augusta, GeorgiaAugusta Civic Center
November 2, 1980Asheville, North CarolinaAsheville Civic Center
November 5, 1980Champaign, IllinoisAssembly Hall
November 7, 1980Evansville, IndianaRoberts Municipal Stadium
November 8, 1980Huntsville, AlabamaVon Braun Civic Center
November 11, 1980Salem-Winston, North Carolina*Date rarely listed, but there is a ticket stub*
November 12, 1980Savannah, GeorgiaSavannah Civic Center
November 14, 1980St. Petersburg, FloridaBayfront Arena
November 15, 1980Lakeland, FloridaLakeland Civic Center
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  • Heisenberg5150

    This is the year I became a VH fan. The very next day after hearing about their show in Vancouver April 2 1980.

    No idea as to how I was so late to the party. I had been a fan of KISS since I was a youngster and saw them live in 1979. I was really into Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick and numerous others at the time. How I missed the boat on VH until 1980 is beyond me. I really should of known about them sooner and saw them on this tour. One of my favorite era’s for sure.

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

      Hey Heisenberg! Late to the party… TELL ME ABOUT IT!! Unfortunately I only started to become aware of VH sometime late 1981 (but not really Fair Warning, more the 3 VH1 singles on the radio). Then 1982 became a big fan and was excited for the new record to come out. Watched US Fest on TV over and over and over. Plastered my room with VH posters and pics. Then (finally) got to see them live on 1984 Tour. So I really missed some great tours. But still feel lucky I was a proper fan since 1982 at least.

      So did you see the FW tour?

      • Heisenberg5150

        All Hell Yeah !!!

        I still have very vivid crystal clear memories from most of those ’81, ’82, & ’84 shows.

        Something really special about seeing VH the first time. It seems to stick with me all these years. Each time I went to a show after that I always wish it was VH. Even if it was The Stones or someone really good. Nothing ever seemed to match the feeling of seeing & hearing VH live in person to this day.

        The volume and lighting were absolutly intense. Starting out with On Fire blew my mind. I really didnt expect that one, as of course we didnt know the setlist beforehand back then. The VH lighting rig logo at the end of the show was killer.

        The lights were so brightly shined into the audience during the chorus of RWTD, you could see the entire audience up on their feet fistpumping and going apeshit.

        At that time, I dont recall any other band that pumped the crowd up so much. ( Later on I could see from AC/DC dvd’s that they too have some enthusiastic audiences, as well as Metallica and some of the other Heavy Metal acts. )

        But for me they were, and still are my #1 favorite of all time.

        I too, used to plaster my walls with VH posters and magazine pinups. Still have quite a few of them, and have been collecting more and replacing ones from EBay this past year. I still have the ’81 program, and tour shirt from the show. It is super thin and tattered though. I’ve only worn it twice in the past 30 years, at the VH 2007 show, and the 1994 DLR show.

        You’re right. It is good to look at the bright side that we got to see them in their magnificent glory. It is amazing how something as simple as a rock band can become a life long pleasure to enjoy being a fan of. I still get the same thrill from finding VH memorbilia, magazines and bootlegs as I did back then. The internet has become the new Creem, Circus, and record store. A day without VH, is like a day without sunshine. Gotta love it.

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

          very cool. yeah I think we get the same enjoyment from uncovering the old VH legacy (pics, bootlegs, etc). Except I vividly remember one day being 20-something moving to a new apartment… I had my 2 big boxes of VH stuff (posters, mags, shirts, etc) and somehow I just said…’Eh I’ll just leave these boxes here… what am I gonna do w all that VH stuff…’ — bad move… now I’ve been replacing some of that old stuff via Ebay and more $$$. haha…Looking at those old mags now (Circus, Creem)… I have vivid memories of almost every cover having them back then and reading them over and over.

          But it is great w the internet now that you can find and uncover piles of old VH gems. Bootleg wise its still fun to find something you don’t have yet. Although it’s getting harder and harder now once you have most of it.

  • Howard W Fisher

    A bit too young to attend the Invasion tour unfortunately…My parents did manage to buy me the album that year though i still have it.

  • Mike Bittner

    I was at the July 21, 1980 show in Hampton. I remember this young girl screaming “Eddie!” “David!” in my ear…I think I was deaf for a day or so after that.

  • Mike Bittner

    My very first rock album, that I bought with my own money, was Van Halen II. The second? Van Halen I.

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  • Debbie Wilson

    Does anyone know who opened for Van Halen on Nov.11, 1980 at the coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC? I was there but can’t remember who opened…

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

      Talas (with Billy Sheehan) opened for VH the day after (Nov. 12). So it could’ve been them.

  • http://www.A1Microtech.com Scott Wade

    Saw the April 4th, 1980 Seattle show! Was 15 at the time. Never forget it, my friend and I stood in line all day and got the best seats in the place.

  • billy smith

    Saw them in KC 1980 tour ,we jumped up and down on the Kemper seats tell they broke.The band got out the video camera said they were recording the crowd went wild .I saw while back they did that all the time just to get the crowd going , they never recording any thing what a laugh!!

  • Mark K. Sinn

    What does the red letters on the tour dates mean? I’m new, love V.H.

  • Dave Mayo

    1980 best show of all ive seen probly cause it wAs my first the overall show roth was drunk in salt lake ed wore no shirt and played a once in history type guitar i had pictures of the show but gave em up for redhair marijuana i believe a little more than an8th of weed hhaaaa have not smoked weed since those times i had the program to but some older kids bullied me for it i was 12 at the time and also alexs drums were a 1lifetime cause that night he had half of the set those bad ass clear ones with the numbers and half the tube type on fair warn they had been touring so hard they used salt lake as a who cares type city roth actually was drunk they also couldnt do the skit where someone tosses the joint on stage and roth asks alex wtf is this and alex and roth hit it in part due to the lds mormon religion then there much mellower now allowing cigarettes and is for weed legal that is y im not in the church but i do party not cigs and weed now like then so when i heard what they actually said on these concerts yall were nice enuff to load i was like holy batmans cock !

  • Dave Mayo

    i no theres gotta be more concerts from 80 i love this site but its been forever since u updated hell u guys no ed tell him we aint pressureing on get back tour etc just bust out some of the sound boards from 79 80 when i think they were at there top.. they played weber state78 when roth got decked utah state 79 and salt palace 80 and salt palace in 84 which i believe was the quickest sell out in the history of concerts at time 14,000 in 15 minutes i had a bunch of peoples money from skool i had to give money back and just say sorry man they actually had a set up procedure for people camping out 3 days before they released them we came in 2days before and they only played utah the one nite they wood sold out5 im sure in fact they threatend to shut ticket sales off cause there mass butting in line but that didnt matter if u had the camping band on wrist but then of course fake bands soon popped up and when they sold out in 15 minutes and found out only 1 show the malls and outlets were trashed bad plants etc tables even some looting was headlines on news here if any body has any stories similar i like to hear