1984 Tour Dates

Start Date: Jan 18, 1984 – End Date: Sep 2, 1984
Locations: North America, Europe (Monsters of Rock)

Van Halen’s massive 1984 tour took them thru the US and Canada selling out multiple nights in a row in most cities and sold-out all 99 shows. They concluded the tour cycle joining AC/DC for the Monsters of Rock tour in Europe from Aug 18 thru Sep 2, 1984.


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Date City Country Venue
First North American Leg
January 18, 1984 Jacksonville, Florida United States Jacksonville Coliseum
January 20, 1984 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
January 21, 1984
January 22, 1984 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
January 24, 1984 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
January 25, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
January 26, 1984 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
January 28, 1984 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
January 29, 1984 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex
January 31, 1984 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center
January 31, 1984 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall Civic Center *Cancelled equipment/technical issues
February 1, 1984 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
February 3, 1984 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
February 4, 1984 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
February 5, 1984 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
February 7, 1984 Trotwood, Ohio Hara Arena
February 9, 1984 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
February 10, 1984 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
February 11, 1984 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
February 13, 1984 Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum
February 14, 1984 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
February 15, 1984 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
February 17, 1984 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
February 18, 1984 Raleigh, North Carolina Reynolds Coliseum
February 19, 1984 Augusta, Georgia Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center
February 20, 1984 Radio Interview Rockline with Bob Coburn
February 22, 1984 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
February 23, 1984
Second North American Leg
March 7, 1984 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States Civic Arena
March 8, 1984 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens
March 9, 1984
March 11, 1984 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
March 13, 1984 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
March 14, 1984 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
March 16, 1984 Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester Centrum
March 17, 1984 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
March 18, 1984
March 20, 1984 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
March 21, 1984
March 22, 1984 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
March 24, 1984 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
March 25, 1984 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
March 26, 1984
March 29, 1984 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
March 30, 1984 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
March 31, 1984
  East Rutherford, New Jersey Meadowlands Arena
April 2, 1984
April 3, 1984
April 5, 1984 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Hall
April 6, 1984
Third North American Leg
April 14, 1984 Uniondale, New York United States Nassau Coliseum
April 17, 1984 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
April 19, 1984 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
April 21, 1984 Quebec City, Quebec Colisée Pepsi
April 25, 1984 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Arena
April 27, 1984 Calgary, Alberta Olympic Saddledome
April 28, 1984 Edmonton, Alberta Northlands Coliseum
April 30, 1984 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Coliseum
May 1, 1984 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
May 2, 1984 Portland, Oregon United States Memorial Coliseum
May 4, 1984 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
May 5, 1984 Pocatello, Idaho Holt Arena
May 7, 1984 Reno, Nevada Lawlor Events Center
May 9, 1984 Daly City, California Cow Palace
May 10, 1984
May 11, 1984
May 13, 1984 Inglewood, California The Forum
May 14, 1984
May 15, 1984 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
May 17, 1984 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 19, 1984
May 20, 1984 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
May 21, 1984
Fourth North American Leg
June 2, 1984 Denver, Colorado United States McNichols Sports Arena
June 3, 1984
June 5, 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace
June 7, 1984 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
June 8, 1984
June 10, 1984 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
June 11, 1984 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
June 13, 1984 Baton Rouge, Louisiana River Center Arena
June 15, 1984 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center
June 16, 1984
June 17, 1984 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
June 20, 1984 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
June 21, 1984
June 23, 1984 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
June 24, 1984
June 26, 1984 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
June 27, 1984
June 29, 1984 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
June 30, 1984 Fort Wayne, Indiana War Memorial Coliseum
July 1, 1984 Rockford, Illinois Rockford Metro Center
July 3, 1984 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum
July 5, 1984 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
July 6, 1984
July 7, 1984 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
July 10, 1984 Houston, Texas The Summit
July 11, 1984
July 12, 1984
July 14, 1984 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
July 15, 1984
July 16, 1984

Monsters of Rock Tour

Date City Country Venue
Dates with Van Halen on the bill[1]
August 18, 1984 Castle Donington England Donington Park
August 25, 1984 Stockholm Sweden Råsunda Stadium
August 31, 1984 Winterthur Switzerland Schützenwiese
September 1, 1984 Karlsruhe Germany Wildparkstadion
September 2, 1984 Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld
Following Van Halen’s exit
September 5, 1984 Rome Italy Nettuno Stadio
September 7, 1984 Turin Stadio Comunale

*Source: Wikipedia and VHarchives.com



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Most of the shows in my town were at the very beginning of the month.
April, 2, 1980, June, 2 1981, September 3, 1982, & May 1, 1984.
Must be an unusual coincidence.
I was at this show too, right up front by the extended stage for the first 5 or 6 songs. Clearly remember Dave doing the kick over Mikes head about 5 feet away from me. I dont recall Eddie going right up on the extension stage while I was there. He was about 15 to 20 feet away at the closest. The volume was mindblowing, to say the least.
It was exhilerating to be up front so close, but the heat of the lights and overbearing pressure of being squished like a sardine in a can by the crowd up against the barrier was too uncomfortable for me, so I retreated back about 7 or 8 rows and actually had enjoyed it much more from that viewpoint.
DLR’s sword routine was amazing. Very impressive. The athletic physicalities of stretching himself like an olympic gymnist while quickly twirling the sword around was truly a surprising sight to behold.
Here is a retro write-up from Classic Rock magazine written by Malcome Dome. Not much of a review really. He states they played ” Ice Cream Man “, but I am 99.99 % certain they didn’t on this night.
The band Krokus was in town at the time recording an album with Bruce Fairburn and evidently some of the guys went to this VH show and hung out backstage.
( Not sure if this will turn out readable or not. Copy image & then zoom in to read. )

Michael Auerbach

I remember that show in 1984. I was backstage with Alex (no joke) and we had become so tired so early on the tour he asked me what day it was.
“I said I don’t know”.
He said, “What city is this?”
I said, “I don’t know.”
We asked a local and she told us, so we repeated the conversation for comic effect.
He asked, “What day is today?”
“Show day, Tuesday first of May…I am guessing by the angle of the sun and the birds flying by”
(Yes, we were inside.)
“What city are we in?”
“Vancouver…I think? Everyone is so polite. It must be somewhere in Canada.”

Good times!