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12/31/1977 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

Van Halen playing at The Whisky on New Year's Eve 1977 to ring in the new year. Two months later the debut album will...

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 /...

4/28/1978 – New York, NY @ The Palladium

Van Halen live on 4/28/1978 in New York. After their last show with Journey/Montrose on 4/23 they play 3 shows on their way to...

5/6/1978 – Amsterdam, Holland @ The Paradiso

Van Halen live in Eddie and Alex's homeland for the first time on tour. Date: 5/6/1978 Location: Amsterdam, Holland Venue: The...

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...

5/27/1978 – Lewisham, UK @ Lewisham Odeon

Date: 5/27/1978 Location: Lewisham, UK Venue: Lewisham Odeon Headliner: Black Sabbath Bootleg: Quality C (2019 Remaster) Audio Bootleg Quality C On Fire ...

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...

6/1/1978 – London, England @ Hammersmith Odeon

^ Photo: Ross Haflin 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...

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...
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1978 – Interview in London

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

7/1/1978 – 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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8/6/1978 – 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...

8/19/1978 – Bay City, MI @ Summer Celebration (Photos)

Date: 8/19/1978 Location: Bay City, MI Venue: Summer Celebration / Bay City Central High School's Elmer Engel Stadium Lineup: Bandit, Van Halen, Bob Segar (Cheap...

8/25/1978 – Terre Haute, IN @ Hulman Civic University Center (Photos)

Date: 8/25/1978 Location: Terre Haute, IN Venue: Hulman Civic University Center Headliner: Black Sabbath *No known bootleg for this show Photos and Media {"copyRProtection":true,"copyRAlert":"Van...

9/8/1978 – Niagra Falls, NY

Van Halen opening for Black Sabbath at Niagra Falls Convention Center.  This is a pretty solid bootleg.  A more recent source for songs 1-9...

9/22/1978 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena

Van Halen live bootleg from 9/22/1978 in Fresno, CA at the Selland Arena.  Solid A quality on this audio. The video is the infamous...

1978 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum

Wow!! New unearthed video footage of Van Halen on their first tour in 1978!!! Massive thanks to Paul Fletcher/B2B Productions for releasing this footage...

1978 – Van Halen debut goes platinum! (Photos)

Van Halen's debut album was released on Feb 10, 1978 and was certified 1x platinum on Oct 10, 1978.  They had a party at...