Van Halen concert tours

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A list of concert tours by hard rock band Van Halen.

Note that on all tours, the band's line-up has featured Eddie Van Halen and Alex Van Halen. Michael Anthony has played bass on all tours except the most recent one which lasted from late 2007 to early 2008 where the role is being performed by Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie. However the vocalist has changed numerous times, hence the inclusion of a vocalist column in the table. Note the vocalist column gives dates for the span they toured with the band for - not how long they were in the band for.

Information on early concerts is less reliable, as is to be expected.

Note all tours undertaken by Van Halen went through the USA, with the exception of the Monsters of Rock Tour 1984. Hawaiian dates have been counted as American, due to its official position as a state of the USA.

Note that the Heavyweight Champs Of Rock 'N Roll Tour of the USA in 2002 was not a Van Halen tour. It was a co-headlining tour by the two former Van Halen vocalists David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar. The tour was notable for its Van Halen connection however, featuring numerous guest appearances by Van Halen's then-bassist Michael Anthony with Hagar on many dates on bass and backing vocals (and occasionally lead vocals), and one date where former Van Halen vocalist Gary Cherone joined the pair for a duet. Nor are Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony's tours as The Other Half (a play on them being "half" of the Van Halen line-up) where the two former members of the band would play Hagar-era Van Halen tunes togethere with a backing band.[1][2][3][4]

Years Official tour name Album promotion Dates played Dates cancelled Non-U.S. regions visited Vocalist
1974-78 club circuit concerts None 77++ N/A None David Lee Roth
1978 First World Tour
Van Halen 167 2 Canada, Europe, Japan
1979 World Vacation Tour
Van Halen II 102 0
1980 World Invasion "Party 'Til You Die Tour" Tour
Women and Children First 124 2 Canada, Europe
1981 Fair Warning Tour
Fair Warning 88 1 Canada
1982-83 Hide Your Sheep Tour
Diver Down 98 5 Canada, South America
Hide Your Sheep Tour (US Festival)
1 0 None
1984 1984 Tour
1984 101 0 Canada
Monsters of Rock 1984 (1984 Tour)
5 0 Europe
1986 1986 Tour
5150 110 3 Canada Sammy Hagar
1988-89 Monsters of Rock 1988 (OU812 Tour)
OU812 27 5 None
OU812 Tour
48 1 Japan
1991-92 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Tour
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge 99 0 Canada, Mexico
1993 Right Here Right Now Tour
Live: Right Here, Right Now 58 5 Canada, Europe
1995 The Balance "Ambulance" Tour
Balance 128 3 Canada, Europe, Japan
1998 III Tour
Van Halen III 76 19 Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand Gary Cherone
2004 Van Halen Summer Tour 2004
The Best of Both Worlds
80 6 Canada Sammy Hagar
2007-08 Van Halen Fall 2007 Tour
None 40 0 David Lee Roth
Van Halen 2008 Tour
39 0
2012 Viva La Van Halen Tour
A Different Kind of Truth 55 31 Canada, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bootlegvideos.com/vhtourdates.html Bootleg Videos - source of most tourdates. Accessed 9 November 2007.
  2. ^ http://vhnd.com - The Van Halen News Desk. Well respected source of VH information. Includes 1998 and 2004 tourdates.
  3. ^ http://van-halen.com - Van Halen official website, 9 November 2007. Includes 2007 tourdates.
  4. ^ http://www.metallicaworld.co.uk/metallica_tour_dates_monsters_88.htm Metallica tourdates, includes 1988 MoR tour Accessed on 31 August 2007

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