Apr 1998 Snippets
Live in Sydney
Apr 01, 1998 -
I've just received confirmation that Van Halen's Sydney show on April
20 will be shown on MTV's revamped "Live from the 10 spot" on May 1.
Set your videos!
Hagar To Tour Australia
Apr 02, 1998 -
Sammy Hagar has confirmed he will tour Australia in May. The Red
Rocker will follow the footsteps of Van Halen who are touring
Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this month.
For more details, check out the Tour section of
Sammy's Web Site.
Apr 07, 1998 -
EVH will be interviewed on Melbourne, Australia's MMM
radio station tomorrow morning (Thursday April 9) between 9 and 10am.
Apr 14, 1998 -
The second single from the new album will be Fire In The Hole.
It will begin airing on radio sometime after April 16. Strong rumours
suggest the song will be included in an upcoming movie soundtrack,
with the video including parts of the movie. More details will
Apr 15, 1998 -
Thanks to Pat Kenny's Van Halen Australasian Tour site, VH fans now have some
cool photos from the first two shows of the world tour, taken
in New Zealand last week.
Tour photos and fan reviews are located on the 1998 World Tour
Sammy's Oz Tour
Apr 20, 1998 -
After the Van Halen show at Melbourne Park on Friday some people were handing
out flyers promoting the Sammy Hagar show in Melbourne on May 22.
They read as follows:
Q: Where was Sammy Hagar?
A: See him live at The Palace Friday May 22nd 1998.
If you're a fan of Sam, get down to Ticketmaster and buy your tickets
soon, or you may be disappointed (and I'm not talking about a sellout, if
you know what I mean).
Apr 26, 1998 -
As rumoured on the Tour Page, Van Halen will be
returning to the USA for a special home coming gig on July 4 at
the Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore, CA.
April 1998 News Archive
One Week To Go!
April 03, 1998 - In less than one week, Van Halen will
kick off their 1998 world tour in Wellington, New Zealand! Fans are invited to
submit reviews and set lists from the shows they attend. A special form will
be created in the next few days to facilitate this.
Tickets for five of the US Tour Dates went on sale today.
Click here to purchase tickets from Ticketmaster Online.
In chart news, Van Halen III dropped from #4 to #13 this week on
the Billboard album chart, but Without You is #1 on the
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks
chart for the seventh week in a row!
April 09, 1998 - Thanks to Melbourne's
MMM, here is the latest interview with
Eddie Van Halen, recorded live from Wellington, New Zealand this morning on the
Timbo and Bedders breakfast show. You will need
RealPlayer 5.0 to listen to the interview.
Van Halen In Australia
April 14, 1998 - In a few hours (at the time of writing)
Van Halen will hit the stage for the first time ever in Australia! The band arrived
in Melbourne on Sunday and had a few days off to recover from the two New Zealand
shows last Friday and Saturday. Tonights show is in Launceston, Tasmania at the
The band will return to Melbourne for the rest of the week for media
commitments and a little more rest. An autograph signing will take place
at the Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday for the fans who bought the album on the
day of its release from the Melbourne HMV store. On Friday the band will
play before their biggest audience of the down-under leg - 15,000 fans will
pack into Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open tennis.
Don't forget to check out the reviews of the
Wellington and Auckland
shows on the 1998 Tour page! Thanks to those who have already
submitted reviews. If you're in Australia and wish to review a show, click
April 20, 1998 - I hope you're all watching
the Tour page and checking out the great reviews
submitted by fans so far on the tour! Thanks to everyone who has submitted
Melbourne Park on Friday night was very special. The first ever show
for me, the guy behind this VHND crap. ;) My review is with the others
on the page. The Reader's Digest version of the show, for me, would read:
THE BEST DAMN SHOW YOU WILL EVER SEE IN YOUR LIFE!
Last night in Canberra I lived a lifelong dream by being front row,
on the rail, dead in front of Edward at a general admission gig.
My ribs are bruised, my Peavey 5150 hat fell off a few times, but
I would do it all over again in a nanosecond. Being in this spot
you could complain that the mix was uneven, but only because
Ed's guitar is so damn loud because you're hearing it straight out
of his amp instead of the PA!!! Sorry if I'm gloating! ;)
April 20, 1998 - Van Halen fans are in for a treat
on May 1 when the MTV special airs!!! I just got back from the show
(the temporary VHND office is 10 minutes walk from the
Sydney Entertainment Centre) and tonight was yet another great night!
Set list: exactly the same as Canberra.
Watch out for Gary's performance on Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love!
The guy's a madman! He rolled all the way down the steps
in the crowd on Ed's side. This had everyone
VH on TV