Here’s something very cool from the VHND.com archives…15 photos of Van Halen making a special in-store appearance at a record store during their first world tour back in 1978!
A promotional flyer on the wall shows an image of Van Halen’s only album cover and reads “APPEARING IN STORE FRIDAY 2:30 – 4:00”. Check out all the teenage fans who showed up. Can you imagine hanging out with Van Halen for 90 minutes on a Friday afternoon in a record store?
Note that the band is drinking cans of Schlitz Malt Liquor – their favorite beer at the time. Also note all the signed albums and the promotional poster on the wall – all of which would be highly valued collectibles now, assuming any of those items are still around 33 years later.
We hope you enjoy all these never-before-seen photos! (Only ONE of which has ever circulated online before now).