5/21/1980 – Rome, Italy @ The Piper Club (TV)

Van Halen in Rome, Italy at The Piper Club. This was for a TV performance but this footage has never surfaced yet. This is the famous performance where Dave jumps and hits his nose on a low-hanging mirror ball over the stage. This had them cancel the next 2 shows and the next time we see him is 5 days later on 5/26 at Pinkpop where Dave’s nose is taped up.

Someone with knowledge of the video footage said they played “You Really Got Me” and “Fools” (WOW!) for this lip-sync performance.

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