6/11/1981 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

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Full concert Van Halen Oakland ’81. Recorded at the Oakland Arena on June 11, 1981. This is a decent *audience* recorded bootleg (Grade B), but this 2014 remaster does improve the sound slightly.

This is the infamous 1981 Oakland shows where Van Halen recorded their 3 live music videos on the Fair Warning tour. The holy grail of Van Halen footage. As Eddie Van Halen said in 2015, the reason the full shows were never released on DVD is because they don’t exist. It would seem they only filmed 3 songs on those nights. But who knows…

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  • Scott M. Schaff

    this is the real van halen as far as i am concderned.. went to everyone of their concerts everytime they came to town those were the days of kick ass rock and roll

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

      That’s for sure. Killer days for rock music / concerts and VH especially.

  • Mike Skillings

    Is this Show June 11th or June 12th

  • Mike Skillings

    How come there is a Lot Of Humming in the Background of the Oakland Ca June 11th or 12th Show

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

      this one is supposed to be 6/11. It isn’t the best quality bootleg with some of that humming in it. Old tape I guess 😉

  • SVater

    Any chance of getting a download link?

  • David McCain

    Magical! The good ole days.

  • mcquestion5000

    That is the PROPER speed for Unchained. Not the cocaine fuelled warp 9.5 speed on the 1984 tour.

  • GMadia

    God I miss those days!!