Review Collection: Van Halen Live at Cafe Wha?

It’s unanimous – Van Halen is BACK and they blew the roof off that tiny cafe in New York! We’ve compiled a bunch of reviews right here, and they’re all glowing! MTV might have said it best… “It felt like seeing Santa in the flesh after years of being told that no Santa exists. I was reminded that all these years later, it’s still possible for music to deliver you back to that innocent, honest, pure place you thought ended during your “Wonder Years” days. Van Halen 2012 is hotter, heavier and happier (seriously) than ever before. And the dream is most definitely not over.”

VH1: Van Halen Dazzles During Intimate Reunion Concert In New York City

MTV: I Actually Saw Van Halen Last Night In A Tiny Club In New York!!!

SoundSpike: Concert: Van Halen in New York City (photos here).

USA Today: Reunited Van Halen really gets the crowd going

Grantland: The Incredibly, Insanely, Undeniably Awesome Return of Van Halen

Rolling Stone: Reunited Van Halen Play Blazing Show at Tiny NYC Club

The New York Times: Van Halen Delivers Big Nostalgia on a Small Stage

NY Daily News: Sandra Lee grabs the front row at Van Halen’s club show

New York mag: Van Halen Just Rocked for 250 People in Greenwich Village

Billboard: Van Halen Rocks NYC Club, Announces Album & Tour Plans

The Wall Street Journal: Van Halen and David Lee Roth Rock Greenwich Village

MSN: Van Halen’s Blazing Return

The Phoenix: Van Halen show off “A Different Kind Of Truth” in a NYC club

Photos: The best photos from this gig are at

Singer David Lee Roth (L) hugs guitarist Eddie Van Halen during a private Valen Halen show to announce the band's upcoming tour at Cafe Wha?