UPDATE with more footage: There are two YouTube videos of this show to watch. The first is the complete Pay Per View Special, which is most of the concert, but not all. The second video is NOT the Pay Per View version… it’s only an hour long, but contains 4 additional songs which aren’t on the Pay Per View. All the footage is from Aug. 18th and 19th, 1995.
25 years ago today, Van Halen’s performance at Toronto’s The Molson Ampitheatre was professionally filmed for the purpose of a pay-per-view special, and subsequent release on home video.
Soon after the band completed the 1995 Balance tour, the pay-per-view special aired as planned, with huge success. The band then planned on releasing a home video of the Toronto show in 1996, but their lineup with Sammy Hagar dissolved before that could happen, and the plans to officially release the concert for home video were nixed, and the footage was shelved, indefinitely.
We can only guess if this will ever be officially released. But for now, we can watch the concert on YouTube. Enjoy the video, below!
Big Fat Money
Top of the World
Mine All Mine
Can’t Stop Loving You
Why Can’t This Be Love
Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can do)
Eagles Fly 0:02:47
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love 0:08:36
Guitar Solo 0:12:48
You Really Got Me 0:23:11
One Way to Rock 0:30:23
Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)