An upgrade of a Van Halen bootleg concert video surfaced this week – Van Halen performing at the Montreal Forum, Oct 27, 1982.
This recording first circulated in bootleg collector circles many years ago, but everyone’s copy was blurry from being generations away from the bootlegger’s master tape.
This week, someone uploaded it to YouTube from a much cleaner source, supposedly from the master. It’s still a bit blurry, but it does look better than we’ve ever seen it before. (This does look about like we’d imagine the master tape would look over 30 years later).
This video is unique in that it’s the only complete performance to ever surface from Van Halen’s 1982 tour that was recorded by a member of the audience. It’s not close-up, but it’s great for getting a look at the entire stage.
Watch Van Halen’s complete Montreal Forum concert in the video embedded above. They did not earn the nickname “The Mighty Van Halen” for nothing.
The Full Bug
Runnin’ With The Devil
Where Have All The Good Times Gone
Hang Em High
Everybody Wants Some!!
Dance The Night Away
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Ice Cream Man
(Oh) Pretty Women
Ain’t Talkin Bout Love
You Really Got Me
Wish this was pro-shot? There’s also a pro-shot Diver Down concert in circulation. It’s the Largo, MD show, from the band’s second night in at The Capitol Centre (Oct 12, 1982). Watch that one here.
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