The Festival today unveiled its final surprise: rounding out its most surprising program of events for 2008 will be rock legends Van Halen! The most popular American rock group of the late 70s and early 80s will be giving a show in Québec City on July 3!
Festival to Get Off to an Electrifying Start With Van Halen
Quebec City, June 5, 2008 – The Quebec City Summer Festival, in conjunction
with the Société du 400e anniversaire de Quebec, today pulled the last —
and certainly not least — rabbit out of its hat! None other than hard rock
legend VAN HALEN (with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide) was
selected to kick off the festivities on July 3, on the Scene Bell stage.
David Lee Roth and brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen – who announced their
comeback in August 2007 – will bring the house down with hits such as “You
Really Got Me,” “Runnin’ With the Devil,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Panama,”
“Hot for Teacher” and “Jump.” A new recruit, Wolfgang Van Halen,17-year-old
son of Eddie, replaces Michael Anthony on bass, breathing new life into the
As the New York Times captioned its October 5, 2007 review: “A Joyful
Reunion, Full of Wide Smiles and High Kicks”.
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