World Invasion "Party 'til You Die Tour" Tour

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World Invasion "Party 'til You Die" Tour
Tour by Van Halen
Start date March 19, 1980
End date November 15, 1980
Legs 5
Shows 107 played
Van Halen concert chronology
World Vacation Tour
(1979)
World Invasion "Party 'til You Die" Tour
(1980)
Fair Warning Tour
(1981)

The World Invasion Tour was a 1980 concert tour by hard rock band Van Halen to support their third album "Women and Children First". It was dubbed the "Party 'til You Die Tour" by the band. The tour is notable for being the first time the band played keyboards live during their shows, as Michael Anthony would play the keyboard parts of "And the Cradle Will Rock...."


Tour dates[edit]

[1]

Date City Country Venue
First North American Leg
March 19, 1980 Victoria, British Columbia Canada Victoria Memorial Arena
March 21, 1980 Medford, Oregon United States Compton Arena
March 22, 1980 Eugene, Oregon McArthur Court
March 24, 1980 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
March 25, 1980 Great Falls, Montana Four Seasons Arena
March 30, 1980 Pueblo, Colorado Massari Gym
April 2, 1980 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
April 3, 1980 Portland, Oregon United States Memorial Coliseum
April 4, 1980 Seattle, Washington Seattle Center Coliseum
April 5, 1980
April 7, 1980 Calgary, Alberta Canada Stampede Corral
April 8, 1980 Edmonton, Alberta Northlands Coliseum
April 11, 1980 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Arena
April 14, 1980 Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States MECCA Arena
Second North American Leg
April 24, 1980 Cincinnati, Ohio United States Riverfront Coliseum
April 27, 1980 Detroit, Michigan Cobo Hall
April 29, 1980 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
April 30, 1980 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Civic Arena
May 1, 1980 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
May 2, 1980 Binghamton, New York Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
May 3, 1980 South Yarmouth, Massachusetts Cape Cod Coliseum
May 5, 1980 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 6, 1980 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
May 7, 1980 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
First European Leg
May 24, 1980 Bremen Germany Stadthalle
May 26, 1980 Geleen Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
May 27, 1980 Ludwigshafen Germany Eberthalle
May 29, 1980 Essen Grugahalle
May 30, 1980 Hamburg Ernst-Merck-Halle
June 3, 1980 Paris France Palais des Sports
June 7, 1980 Würzburg Germany Carl-Diem-Halle
June 8, 1980 Nuremberg Hemmerleinhalle
June 10, 1980 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
June 11, 1980 Stuttgart Messehalle
June 14, 1980 Munich Rudi Sedlmayer Halle
June 17, 1980 Newcastle, England United Kingdom Newcastle City Hall
June 18, 1980 Glasgow, Scotland Apollo Theatre
June 19, 1980 Manchester, England Apollo Theatre
June 20, 1980 Leicester, England De Montfort Hall
June 21, 1980 Cologne Germany ZDF RockPop
June 22, 1980 Birmingham England Birmingham Odeon
June 23, 1980 London Rainbow Theatre
June 24, 1980
Third North American Leg
July 10, 1980 Kalamazoo, Michigan United States Wings Stadium
July 12, 1980 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
July 13, 1980 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
July 15, 1980 Montreal, Quebec Canada Montreal Forum
July 16, 1980 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Civic Centre
July 17, 1980 London, Ontario London Gardens
July 18, 1980 Toronto, Ontario Maple Leaf Gardens
July 21, 1980 Hampton, Virginia United States Hampton Coliseum
July 22, 1980 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena
July 24, 1980 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
July 25, 1980 Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
July 26, 1980 Uniondale, New York Nassau Coliseum
July 27, 1980
July 28, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
July 29, 1980 Chicago, Illinois International Amphitheatre
July 30, 1980 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
July 31, 1980 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
August 1, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
August 2, 1980 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
August 4, 1980 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
August 5, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 8, 1980 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
August 9, 1980 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
August 10, 1980 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Coliseum
August 11, 1980 Fort Myers, Florida Lee County Civic Center
August 12, 1980 St. Petersburg, Florida Bayfront Arena
Fourth North American Leg
August 22, 1980 Kansas City, Missouri United States Kemper Arena
August 23, 1980 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
August 24, 1980 Salina, Kansas Bicentennial Center
August 26, 1980 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum
August 27, 1980 San Antonio, Texas Hemisfair Arena
August 28, 1980 Houston, Texas Sam Houston Coliseum
August 29, 1980 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
August 30, 1980 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Riverside Centroplex
September 1, 1980 Mobile, Alabama Mobile Civic Center
September 2, 1980 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
September 3, 1980 Beaumont, Texas Fair Park Coliseum
September 4, 1980 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
September 6, 1980 Norman, Oklahoma Owen Field
September 7, 1980 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
September 8, 1980
September 9, 1980 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
September 10, 1980 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
September 12, 1980 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
September 13, 1980
September 15, 1980 Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 16, 1980 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Community Center
September 18, 1980 Fresno, California Selland Arena
September 19, 1980 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Sports Arena
September 20, 1980
September 27, 1980 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
October 3, 1980 Rapid City, South Dakota United States Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
October 4, 1980 Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck Civic Center
October 6, 1980 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace
October 9, 1980 Oakland, California Oakland Coliseum
October 10, 1980
October 12, 1980 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
October 15, 1980 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena
October 16, 1980 Des Moines, Iowa Veterans Memorial Auditorium
October 17, 1980 Lincoln, Nebraska Bob Devaney Sports Center
October 19, 1980 Macomb, Illinois Western Hall
October 21, 1980 Terre Haute, Indiana Hulman Center
October 22, 1980 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
October 31, 1980 Macon, Georgia Macon Coliseum
November 1, 1980 Augusta, Georgia Augusta Civic Center
November 2, 1980 Asheville, North Carolina Asheville Civic Center
November 5, 1980 Champaign, Illinois Assembly Hall
November 7, 1980 Evansville, Indiana Roberts Municipal Stadium
November 8, 1980 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Center
November 12, 1980 Savannah, Georgia Savannah Civic Center
November 14, 1980 St. Petersburg, Florida Bayfront Arena
November 15, 1980 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center

Set list[edit]

  • 1. Romeo Delight
  • 2. Bottoms Up!
  • 3. Alex Van Halen Drum Solo
  • 4. Runnin' with the Devil
  • 5. Tora! Tora!/Loss of Control
  • 6. Take Your Whiskey Home
  • 7. Dance the Night Away
  • 8. Women in Love...
  • 9. Jaime's Cryin'
  • 10. Feel Your Love Tonight
  • 11. Michael Anthony Bass Solo
  • 12. Bright Lights, Big City
  • 13. Atomic Punk
  • 14. Everybody Wants Some!!
  • 15. And the Cradle Will Rock...
  • 16. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
  • 17. Light Up the Sky
  • 18. On Fire
  • 19. Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solo [+ Eruption + Spanish Fly + Cathedral]
  • 20. Aint' Talkin' 'Bout Love
  • 21. Ice Cream Man
  • 22. You Really Got Me [Encore]

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