On this day in 1978, Van Halen played the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, England
May 22, 1978. Listen to this GREAT sounding audio recording of the entire concert, below.
VHND reader, Paul Wilkinson adds, “I’m local to Manchester and have heard a few stories about this gig. The best one is that no one had really heard of VH and a lot of Sabbath fans were up in the bar getting drunk on ‘Newcastle Brown Ale’ (great drink) up in the bar while the support band was on. Suddenly a guy runs in and shouts, “Fucking Hell you all better get down here now and watch this kid play guitar!!!!!”
Ticket stub supplied by David Wright.
1. On Fire 0:00
2. I’m The One 3:34
3. Bass Solo 7:51
4. Runnin’ With The Devil 9:07
5. Atomic Punk / Drum Solo 12:53
6. Little Dreamer 16:27
7. Feel Your Love Tonight 19:56
8. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love 23:34
9. Guitar Solo 27:38
10. You Really Got Me 30:45
11. D.O.A. 34:35