From June 11-13th, 1981, Van Halen performed three shows in front of sold out crowds of 11,300 people each night at California's Oakland Coliseum. The Oakland '81 shows have become legendary, thanks to the band deciding to preserve some of their performance to film. The footage was edited into three videos which aired on MTV as promos for the Fair … [Read more...]
Watch: Mr. Bungle Pays Tribute To Eddie Van Halen With Cover Of ‘Tora! Tora!/Loss Of Control’
Mr. Bungle has lost control! Check out the video above featuring the avant-garde metal group including singer Mike Patton (Faith No More), guitarist Scott Ian (Anthrax) and drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer) performing a killer cover of Van Halen's "Tora! Tora!/Loss Of Control". The performance is part of Mr. Bungle's Halloween 2020 streaming special 'The Night They Came Home', … [Read more...]
Absolutely EPIC Footage of Van Halen Live, 1979!
Amidst the screams of sweat-soaked teenaged fans, fists raised high in the air, comes the voice of Van Halen's toast master David Lee Roth giving his bandmate Alex Van Halen the cue: "Help 'em dance the night away Al!!!" And with that, the party raged on... It was on this night in 1979 that Van Halen brought their very first headlining tour into Rochester, New York for a … [Read more...]
Van Halen Performs First Of Two ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now’ Concerts On This Night In 1992
Twenty nine years ago tonight (May 14th, 1992) Van Halen performed the first of two shows at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California. They would go on to make up the band's very first live album - 1993's "Live: Right Here, Right Now". The audio of the concerts, mixed by Eddie and Alex Van Halen along with engineer Jon Ostrin at 5150, were first heard courtesy of the … [Read more...]
April 20th, 1998: Van Halen Performs ‘Live From The 10 Spot’ Concert In Australia [VIDEO]
Credit: Neil Zlozower On this night in 1998 Van Halen featuring lead singer Gary Cherone performed in Sydney, Australia. Less than a month later MTV aired portions of the concert for their "Live From The 10 Spot" special. Van Halen had just begun their tour in support of the 'Van Halen III' album, which had been released on March 17th, 1998. The 'III' Tour saw … [Read more...]
Online Livestream Eddie Van Halen Tribute Concert Tonight
An Eddie Van Halen tribute concert by The Rock Gods is happening tonight in Kansas City and you can watch the sold out show from the comfort of your home. The concert, to take place at Knuckleads Saloon, will get underway at 8 p.m. Kansas City time (Central Time) and tickets are just $10.00. Below is more info from the Knuckleads website: Eddie Van Halen Tribute by the … [Read more...]
Watch Van Halen Kick Off First Headlining Tour!
41 years ago today, Van Halen kicked off their first headlining tour. And now, finally, ALL of of the audience-filmed footage from the first night is available online, for the first time! Watch this footage below, some of which has never been seen before! On March 25th 1979, two days after the release of their second album, Van Halen kicked off their very first headlining … [Read more...]
Classic Video: Van Halen LIVE at the Capitol Centre, 10/12/82
On this day in 1982, Van Halen performed the second of two sold-out performances at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. The lucky crowd witnessed The Mighty Van Halen at the height of its powers. This particular show is historic, simply because it's the only pro-shot concert to ever surface from the 1982 North American tour. The only reason this footage exists is that … [Read more...]
Concert Video: Van Halen Live in Memphis, 1981
Enjoy this audience shot concert footage of Van Halen live at the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee, September 1, 1981! This is a nearly complete Fair Warning show. Sure, it's one camera, and distorted sound, but beggars can't be choosers - it's some of the only Fair Warning concert footage we have. This upgrade from 2012 is from a better source than what's circulated … [Read more...]
Watch Van Halen Cover ZZ Top in Europe, 1993
On this day in 1993, Van Halen kicked off the Right Here Right Now Tour in München, Germany (Munich in English) in support of their live double album Live: Right Here, Right Now and the accompanying video Van Halen: Right Here, Right Now – Live. It was the very first time the band played European dates with Sammy Hagar. We just discovered the above video, and it kicks so … [Read more...]
Van Halen in West Palm Beach — Tons of Exclusive Photos!
The Mighty Van Halen performed at the Coral Sky Amphitheatrein West Palm Beach Tuesday night, Sept 15th. Photos and videos below. SPECIAL THANKS to the six VHND readers who sent in their live photos from this show! David Rodriguez supplied the first 7 photos, and Sara Neff, Robert DeVore, Craig Barnett, Mel Feliciano, and Derek Rice supplied their … [Read more...]
Van Halen Rocks Hartford! (Video, Photos, Review)
Van Halen played the Xfinity Center Tuesday night in Hartford, CT. Video and photo galleries are below. UPDATED 8/14/15 with Fan Review: To All At VHND, I took in the show last night with my brother in law who, got to see Van Halen blow Sabbath off the stage back in the day. We were fortunate to have two great seats in the fourth row on Eddie’s side which was fantastic! … [Read more...]