The Balance "Ambulance" Tour

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The Balance "Ambulance" Tour 1995
Tour by Van Halen
Start date March 11, 1995
End date November 5, 1995
Legs 7
Shows 131 played
Van Halen concert chronology
Right Here Right Now Tour
(1993)
Balance "Ambulance" Tour
(1995)
III Tour
(1998)

The Balance Tour was a concert tour by hard rock Van Halen promoting their album Balance. It was dubbed the "Ambulance" Tour by Eddie Van Halen due to his hip injury caused by avascular necrosis, and his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen wearing a neck brace for most of the tour, due to rupturing three vertebrae in his neck. Consequently, Eddie was a lot more static on stage. This would be the group's last tour with Sammy Hagar on vocals until 2004, when he briefly rejoined the band for a summer tour. The opening night in Pensacola, and a combination of footage from the two Toronto shows were broadcast on Pay-Per-View.

The band had not performed any shows as an opening act in over a decade, but opened for veteran act Bon Jovi for several dates at stadiums on this tour due to Bon Jovi's huge appeal overseas. Skid Row, Our Lady Peace,and Collective Soul opened for Van Halen on the North American leg of the tour.


Tour dates[edit]

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Date City Country Venue
First North American leg
March 11, 1995 Pensacola, Florida United States Pensacola Civic Center
March 12, 1995 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Coliseum
March 14, 1995 St. Petersburg, Florida The Thunderdome
March 17, 1995 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
March 20, 1995 Orlando, Florida Amway Arena
March 22, 1995 New Orleans, Louisiana Lakefront Arena
March 24, 1995 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
March 25, 1995 San Antonio, Texas HemisFair Arena
March 26, 1995 Houston, Texas The Summit
March 28, 1995 El Paso, Texas Don Haskins Center
March 29, 1995 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
March 31, 1995 Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas and Mack Center
April 1, 1995 Phoenix, Arizona America West Arena
April 2, 1995 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
April 4, 1995 Inglewood, California The Forum
April 5, 1995
Second North American leg
April 14, 1995 Rosemont, Illinois United States Rosemont Horizon
April 15, 1995 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
April 16, 1995
April 18, 1995 Fort Wayne, Indiana War Memorial Coliseum
April 19, 1995 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
April 21, 1995 Fairborn, Ohio Ervin J. Nutter Center
April 22, 1995 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena
April 23, 1995 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
April 25, 1995 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena
April 26, 1995 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
April 28, 1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CoreStates Spectrum
April 29, 1995 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum
April 30, 1995 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
May 2, 1995 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 3, 1995 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
May 5, 1995 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Colisee de Quebec
May 6, 1995 Montreal, Quebec Montreal Forum
May 7, 1995 Albany, New York United States Knickerbocker Arena
May 13, 1995 Oakland, California Oakland Coliseum
May 14, 1995 San Jose, California San Jose Arena
May 15, 1995 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
European leg
May 24, 1995 Paris France Le Zenith
May 26, 1995 Bremen Germany Weserstadion (opening for Bon Jovi)
May 27, 1995
May 28, 1995 Nijmegen Netherlands Goffertpark (opening for Bon Jovi)
May 30, 1995 Essen Germany Georg Melcher Stadium (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 1, 1995 Chemnitz Sportforum (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 3, 1995 Munich Olympiastadion
June 4, 1995 Nürburgring Nürburgring Race Track
June 6, 1995 Berlin Waldbühne (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 7, 1995
June 10, 1995 Basel Switzerland Football Stadium (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 11, 1995 Zeltweg Austria Waldstadion (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 13, 1995 Barcelona Spain Estadio Olimpico Montjuic (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 14, 1995 Madrid Palacio de Los Deportes
June 15, 1995 Lisbon Portugal Estadio Jose Alvalade (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 17, 1995 Roeselare Belgium Rock Werchter (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 18, 1995 Lahr Germany Lahr Airfield (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 20, 1995 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 21, 1995 Cardiff Wales Arms Park (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 23, 1995 London England Wembley Stadium (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 24, 1995
June 25, 1995
June 27, 1995 Newcastle Gateshead International Stadium (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 28, 1995 Sheffield Don Valley Stadium (opening for Bon Jovi)
June 30, 1995 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
Third North American leg
July 15, 1995 Holmdel, New Jersey United States Garden State Arts Center
July 16, 1995
July 18, 1995 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
July 19, 1995 Noblesville, Indiana Deer Creek Music Center
July 21, 1995 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater
July 22, 1995 Maryland Heights, Missouri Riverport Amphitheater
July 25, 1995 Tupelo, Mississippi Tupelo Coliseum
July 26, 1995 Antioch, Tennessee Starwood Amphitheater
July 28, 1995 Chicago, Illinois New World Music Theatre
July 29, 1995 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theater
July 30, 1995 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
August 1, 1995 Clarkston, Michigan Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 2, 1995
August 4, 1995 Bristow, Virginia Nissan Pavilion
August 5, 1995 Camden, New Jersey Tweeter Waterfront Centre
August 6, 1995 Old Orchard Beach, Maine The Ball Park
August 8, 1995 Mansfield, Massachusetts Great Woods
August 9, 1995
August 11, 1995 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Starlake Amphitheater
August 12, 1995 Columbus, Ohio Polaris Amphitheater
August 13, 1995 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center
August 14, 1995 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
August 15, 1995
August 18, 1995 Toronto, Ontario Canada Molson Amphitheatre
August 19, 1995
August 20, 1995 Ottawa, Ontario Frank Clair Stadium
August 22, 1995 Wantagh, New York United States Jones Beach Amphitheater
August 23, 1995
August 24, 1995
August 26, 1995 Hartford, Connecticut Meadows Music Theater
August 27, 1995 Scranton, Pennsylvania Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 29, 1995 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 30, 1995 Richmond, Virginia Classic Amphitheatre at Strawberry Hill
September 1, 1995 Raleigh, North Carolina Alltel Pavilion
September 2, 1995 Charlotte, North Carolina Blockbuster Pavilion
September 3, 1995 Atlanta, Georgia Lakewood Amphitheater
Fourth North American leg
September 11, 1995 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Northlands Coliseum
September 13, 1995 Vancouver, British Columbia Pacific Coliseum
September 15, 1995 Portland, Oregon United States Civic Stadium
September 16, 1995 George, Washington Gorge Amphitheater
September 17, 1995 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
September 19, 1995 Salt Lake City, Utah Delta Center
September 20, 1995 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
September 22, 1995 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
September 23, 1995 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
September 24, 1995 Moline, Illinois MARK of the Quad Cities
September 26, 1995 Memphis, Tennessee Pyramid Arena
September 27, 1995 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex
September 29, 1995 The Woodlands, Texas Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 30, 1995 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center- actually at Southpark Meadows
October 1, 1995 Dallas, Texas Starplex Amphitheater
October 3, 1995 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center
October 4, 1995
October 6, 1995 Phoenix, Arizona Desert Sky Pavilion
October 7, 1995 Devore, California Hyundai Pavilion
October 8, 1995 Fresno, California Selland Arena
October 11, 1995 Reno, Nevada Lawlor Events Center
October 13, 1995 Sacramento, California Cal Expo Amphitheater
October 14, 1995 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheater
October 15, 1995 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
Asia
October 25, 1995 Tokyo Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium
October 26, 1995
October 27, 1995
October 29, 1995 Fukuoka Kokusai Center
October 30, 1995 Osaka Osaka Castle Hall
November 1, 1995 Tokyo Budokan Hall
November 2, 1995
Hawaii concerts
November 4, 1995 Honolulu, Hawaii United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
November 5, 1995

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