Fair Warning Tour

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Fair Warning Tour
Tour by Van Halen
Start date May 12, 1981
End date October 25, 1981
Legs 4
Shows 81 played
Van Halen concert chronology
World Invasion "Party 'Til You Die Tour" Tour
(1980)
Fair Warning Tour
(1981)
Hide Your Sheep Tour
(1982-1983)

The Fair Warning Tour (also dubbed the W.D.F.A. Tour) was a 1981 North American concert tour by hard rock band Van Halen in support of their Fair Warning album. Out of the 82 shows, 79 of them were sold out making this one of the most successful Van Halen tours.

The last two shows in Orlando saw the band opening for The Rolling Stones. This would be the last time the band performed as a support act until the Balance Tour.


Tour dates[edit]

[1][2]

Date City Country Venue
First North American Leg
May 12, 1981 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada Halifax Metro Centre
May 15, 1981 Providence, Rhode Island United States Providence Civic Center
May 16, 1981 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
May 17, 1981 Glens Falls, New York Glens Falls Civic Center
May 18, 1981 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
May 20, 1981 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
May 24, 1981 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium
May 27, 1981 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
May 31, 1981 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
June 2, 1981 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
June 6, 1981 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Coliseum
June 8, 1981 Portland, Oregon Memorial Coliseum
June 9, 1981
June 11, 1981 Oakland, California Oakland Arena
June 12, 1981
June 13, 1981
June 16, 1981 Las Vegas, Nevada Aladdin Theater
June 18, 1981 Fresno, California Selland Arena
June 19, 1981 Inglewood, California The Forum
June 20, 1981
June 21, 1981
Second North American Leg
July 2, 1981 Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States MECCA Arena
July 3, 1981 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Hall
July 4, 1981
July 5, 1981
July 7, 1981 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Civic Center
July 9, 1981 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
July 10, 1981 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheatre
July 11, 1981
July 12, 1981 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum
July 14, 1981 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena
July 16, 1981 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
July 17, 1981 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
July 18, 1981 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
July 20, 1981 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
July 21, 1981
July 22, 1981
July 24, 1981 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
July 25, 1981
July 26, 1981 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
July 27, 1981 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center
July 28, 1981 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
July 29, 1981
July 30, 1981
July 31, 1981 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
August 2, 1981 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
August 4, 1981 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
August 5, 1981 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
Third North American Leg
August 18, 1981 Pembroke Pines, Florida United States Hollywood Sportatorium
August 19, 1981 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
August 22, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
August 23, 1981 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Coliseum
August 24, 1981 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
August 25, 1981 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
August 27, 1981 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
August 29, 1981 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum
August 30, 1981 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 31, 1981 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
September 1, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
September 3, 1981 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center
September 4, 1981 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
September 5, 1981 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
September 6, 1981 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex
September 8, 1981 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
September 10, 1981 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
September 12, 1981 Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum
Fourth North American Leg
September 28, 1981 Phoenix, Arizona United States Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 29, 1981 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
October 2, 1981 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
October 3, 1981 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
October 6, 1981 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
October 7, 1981 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
October 9, 1981 San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Convention Center
October 15, 1981 Tulsa, Oklahoma Mabee Center
October 16, 1981 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
October 17, 1981 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
October 18, 1981 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
October 20, 1981 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
October 21, 1981 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
October 24, 1981 Orlando, Florida Tangerine Bowl (Opening for The Rolling Stones)
October 25, 1981

Set list[edit]

  • 1. On Fire
  • 2. Sinner's Swing!
  • 3. Drum Solo
  • 4. Hear About It Later
  • 5. So This Is Love
  • 6. Jamie's Cryin'
  • 7. Bass Solo
  • 8. Runnin' With The Devil
  • 9. Sunday Afternoon In The Park
  • 10. Romeo Delight
  • 11. Everybody Wants Some!!
  • 12. Ice Cream Man
  • 13. Mean Street
  • 14. Guitar Solo
  • 15. Feel Your Love Tonight
  • 16. You Really Got Me
  • 17. Unchained
  • 18. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

References[edit]

  1. ^ bootlegvideos.com, Accessed October 29, 2007
  2. ^ [1]