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1981 – Fair Warning (album)

Released: Apr. 29, 1981 Source: WikipediaFair Warning is the fourth studio album by Van Halen. Released in 1981, it sold more than two million copies, but was...

5/12/1981 – Halifax, NS, Canada (Photos)

Van Halen kick off the 1981 Fair Warning Tour.  Here are fan-shot photos from the opening night and the likely setlist. Setlist On Fire Sinner’s Swing Drum Solo Hear...

1981 – Providence, RI @ Providence Civic Center

photo unknown location First US date on Van Halen's 1981 Fair Warning Tour.  Quality is solid B+ on this one.

1981 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

Full concert audio Van Halen Oakland '81. Recorded at the Oakland Arena on June 11, 1981. This is a decent *audience* recorded bootleg (Grade...

6/19/1981 – Los Angeles, CA @ LA Sports Arena

Van Halen live on June 19, 1981 at the LA Sports Arena. This is one of the better quality bootlegs from 1981. Photo above...

6/20/1981 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

^ Photo Credit: Mike Romy Van Halen live on 6/20/1981 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Michael Anthony's 27th birthday. Audio BootlegQuality: B   On...

1981 Fair Warning Review: NME

Van Halen: Fair Warning Cynthia Rose, NME, 20 June 1981 The worst thing about labels is their sticky side. But the next worst thing about them is that...

1981 – Chicago, IL @ International Amphitheater

Rare and elusive live footage of The Mighty Van Halen at the height of greatness.  Even though we have 3 great pro-shot music videos...

7/17/1981 – NYC, NY @ Madison Square Garden

Van Halen live in NYC, July 17, 1981. Their first time headlining at Madison Square Garden. This is decent quality and gets a little better...

1981 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Spectrum

Van Halen live on 7/20/1981 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA. Decent quality bootleg (B) and gets better after a few songs. This is...

1981 – Boston, MA @ Boston Garden

Van Halen live at the Boston Garden on July 25, 1981. Not the best quality, but listenable (B/C). Audio Bootleg Quality: B/C On Fire (Missing)...

1981 – Landover, MD @ Capital Centre

Van Halen live in Landover, MD at the Capital Centre.  This is pretty good quality (Grade B) (2015 Remaster). Audio Bootleg Quality: B (2015 Remaster) On...

8/2/1981 – Cleveland, OH @ Richfield Coliseum

Van Halen live on 8/2/1981 in Cleveland, OH. This is a 2015 remaster. Decent quality (B) bootleg missing a few songs though. ...

1981 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum

Van Halen live on 8/25/1981 in Greensboro, NC. MUST LISTEN, excellent audio bootleg and is the #1 best quality from the Fair Warning tour....

1981 – Memphis, TN @ Mid-South Coliseum

Rare and elusive video from Van Halen's 1981 Fair Warning tour. Finding any video footage from 1978-81 is tough and even though this is...

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9/15/1982 – San Francisco, CA @ The Cow Palace

Van Halen live on 9/15/1982 for their first shows in San Francisco, CA at The Cow Palace. Date: 9/15/1982Location: San Francisco, CAVenue: The Cow PalaceSource:...

8/11/1979 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall

Date: 8/11/1979 Location: Asbury Park, NJ Venue: Asbury Park Convention Hall Opening band: Screams Source: Audience bootleg (Quality: C/B) - 2020 Remaster Audio Bootleg Quality: C/B...

1982 Tour Dates – Hide Your Sheep Tour

Start Date: Jul 14, 1982 - End Date: May 29, 1983Locations: North America, South America The tour kicked off July...

9/9/1982 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum (Photos)

Van Halen bring the massive Diver Down tour to their hometown for the first of three shows on 9/9/1982 at The Forum.  There is...

5/29/1977 – The Whisky (photos)

Van Halen play 3 nights at The Whisky. This would be after they recorded the demo with Warner Bros. early 1977....