Van Halen 1978-1984 Archive

1976 – First Radio Play on KROQ

The very first radio play, 12/14/76. "Runnin' with the Devil" Demo (Electric Lady Land, Gene Simmons version). Interviewed by Rodney Bingenheimer KROQ,...

1977 – Valencia, CA @ Magic Mountain

Van Halen live bootleg from August 15, 1977 at Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA). 2014 Remaster. On Fire One More Time Runnin' With The Devil Atomic Punk Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Loss...

1978 – Van Halen (album)

Released: Feb. 10, 1978 Source: Wikipedia Shortly after its release, Van Halen became regarded as one of rock and roll's greatest debut albums, by both fans and critics;...

1978 – Tour Dates

Start Date: 3/3/1978 - End Date: 12/3/1978Locations: North America, Europe, Japan Van Halen's first tour was in support of the debut album in 1978. The...

1978 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater

Van Halen live on their first tour with Montrose and Journey. Date: 3/24/1978 Location: Upper Darby, PA Venue: Tower Theatre Lineup: Van Halen / Montrose / Journey Source: Audience...

1978 – New York City, NY @ The Palladium

Van Halen opening for Journey and Montrose.  Photo Credit: Sheri Lynn Behr Date: 3/25/1978 Location: New York City, NY Venue: The Palladium Lineup: Van Halen /...

1978 Review – Sounds magazine

Article written about VH in their early days, this comes from Sounds magazine, May 13, 1978. They were just about to conquer the world… Columbus, Ohio (3/16/1978). Van...

1978 – Newcastle, England @ City Hall

Van Halen live in Newcastle, England Date: 5/21/1978 Location: Newcastle, England Venue: City Hall Headliner: Black Sabbath Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: A) Audio Bootleg On Fire I'm The One Bass Solo Runnin' With...

1978 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Apollo

Van Halen live bootleg from 5/22/1978. This was on their first run thru England opening for Black Sabbath. Date: 5/22/1978 Location: Manchester, England Venue: Manchester Apollo Headliner: Black...

1978 – Ipswich, UK @ Gaumont Theatre

Date: 5/28/1978 Location: Ipswich, UK Venue: Gaumont Theatre Headliner: Black Sabbath Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: A) Audio Bootleg On Fire I'm The One Bass Solo Runnin' With The...

1978 – London, England @ Hammersmith Odeon

Date: 6/1/1978 Location: London, England Venue: Hammersmith Odeon Headliner: Black Sabbath Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: A) Audio Bootleg On Fire 3:32 I'm The One 4:31 Runnin' With The Devil 5:01 Atomic Punk...

1978 – Interview w David Lee Roth & Alex Van Halen – Bradford, UK

Interview with David Lee Roth and Alex Van Halen after their show in Bradford, UK on 6/7/1978. Interview David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen...

1978 – Interview in London

Earliest interview footage of Van Halen. Band was wrapping up tour thru UK opening for Black Sabbath.

1978 – Dallas, TX @ Texxas Jam

Van Halen play at the Texxas Jam in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. After their last show in Japan 3 days earlier, they...

1978 – Van Halen at Mississippi River Jam (Photos)

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1978 – Oklahoma Jam

Van Halen live on 8/6/1978 at the Oklahoma Jam. Great quality although a little fuzzy at times. Date: 8/6/1978 Location: Oklahoma City, OK Venue: Super...