Review: Van Halen Still Living at a Pace That Thrills


Doug Fox from the VHND and The Daily Herald has written what some fans are calling the definitive review of Van Halen's tour so far: As it turns out, the rumors of Van Halen's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Was it only just several weeks ago that naysayers were populating what passes for the modern-day town square -- Twitter, Facebook and the comments sections of … [Read more...]

Everybody Still Wants Some!!


A Van Halen concert review and photos from Andrew Wilson at The Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California was at a near capacity for Van Halen on Thursday night, the crowd filled with multi-generational fans, some even dressed in their best 80's gear, completed with big-hair wigs and Frankenstein (the guitar, not the monster) patterned wear. The band … [Read more...]

Van Halen Reaches Deep For Strong Concord Show (Review & Videos)


Heres the full recap of Van Halen's first California show this year. Pretty much everyone who have been watching videos of all three shows so far are saying that this show the best one yet! A packed house, and the band absolutely killed!! Videos, pictures, and the local review featured below. Review by Tony Hicks at Toward the end of Thursday night's Van … [Read more...]

Van Halen Slam The Hammer Down in Ridgefield, WA


Iron Mike from KISW 99.9 FM shares his review and photos from Van Halen's 2nd concert of the year — July 7th in Ridgefield (near Portland): Ok I'm gonna admit, the last time I saw Van Halen in the Tacoma Dome 5.6.12. it was, in my eyes, a little bit of a train wreck with David Lee Roth in what I call the "not in performance mind" vibe. Forgetting lyrics and basically just … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rocks Portland Oregon — Videos, Photos, Setlist of the 2nd Show


(Updated with "Light Up The Sky,""You Really Got Me," "Ice Cream Man" & "Jump") Heres the recap (so far) of Van Halen's second show of 2015, which was Tuesday, July 7th, at the Amphitheater Northwest in Portland, OR. Featured here are videos of Eddie's complete guitar solo filmed from the front row, and the band performing "Women In Love." Also below are the setlist, videos … [Read more...]

Van Halen Play Nice, Shred Hard at High-Energy Tour Opener (Rolling Stone Review)


The reviews are coming in! Rolling Stone critiques the first show of Van Halen's 2015 tour: Despite harsh words in the press, Eddie and David Lee Roth share stage like old pros, not old enemies, delivering set of hits and rarities Van Halen lit up the sky in Seattle, Washington, at the opening gig of their first North American tour since 2012. If there were any friction … [Read more...]

Review: Van Halen Kicks Off 2015 Tour With a Monster 2-Hour, 25-Song Set

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Van Halen July 5th concert review from Northwest Music Scene: The first album I ever bought with my own money was Van Halen's self-titled debut at Cellophane Square in Bellingham; we'll just say in the late 70's. I'd heard parts of the album in a friend's car and was blown away by the noises the band was making. These noises were somewhat new to me though as I'd been raised … [Read more...]

Van Halen at Rock USA (Review, Photos, Setlist)


  Van Halen headlined ROCK USA last night in front of 41,000 rock fans in Wisconsin. Here's a review and photos from the show! Rock USA: Van Halen Review Oshkosh didn’t seem to miss the Red Rocker on Saturday night as a David Lee Roth-led Van Halen hit the stage at Rock USA. Van Halen served as the capstone of the four-day rock fest at Ford Festival Park, … [Read more...]

Van Halen Rocks the Tokyo Dome! (Videos, Photos, Setlist)


Today, Van Halen played the Tokyo Dome, the second stop on their 2013 Japan Tour. Van Halen rocked the house of 50,000 fans and put on a superb show. The setlist was the same as Tuesday's show in Nagoya, but they swapped out "Jamie's Cryin'" for another song from Van Halen, "I'm The One", which hasn't been played since the 2007-08 Reunion Tour. Setlist: 1. … [Read more...]

Watch Van Halen’s First Unplugged Performance from This Day in 1993


On this day in 1993, Sammy Hagar and Edward Van Halen performed together at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit concert in California. Professionally shot footage of some the concert recently surfaced via the website Wolfgang's Vault. The footage isn't on their website anymore, but fans can watch it in the embed youtube video below. The video clip consists of Eddie Van Halen … [Read more...]

Van Halen Combined Camp and Crunch at the New Orleans Arena


From By music writer Keith Spera Young rockers who sipped warm beer in arena parking lots during Van Halen’s 1980s heyday are now on the far side of 40 and likely to be married, with children. Like its audience, Van Halen has also matured. The tour that concluded at a less-than-full New Orleans Arena on Tuesday was, in essence, the latter-day Van Halen’s … [Read more...]