On this day in 1984, Van Halen rocked Sweden for the first time!
Here’s a fantastic shot of The Mighty Van Halen performing at Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm during that very day. This was part of the “Monsters of Rock” stadium shows that wrapped up the legendary 1984 tour.
Besides this unique photo, here’s an excellent sounding audience recording of that very concert! Definitely one of the best sounding 1984 shows that’s circulated.
Eddie’s guitar solo is totally EPIC, and is a full 13 minutes! It contains a killer blues jam. During the solo, you’ll recognize a certain guitar riff that was later turned into a complete song they released on a later album. Can you spot it? (The solo starts at 55:00).
Listen to their complete show, embed below, and check out additional photos from this show.