World Vacation Tour

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World Vacation Tour
Tour by Van Halen
Start date March 25, 1979
End date October 7, 1979
Legs 7
Shows 97 played
Van Halen concert chronology
Van Halen World Tour
(1978)
World Vacation Tour
(1979)
World Invasion "Party 'til You Die Tour" Tour
(1980)

The World Vacation Tour was a 1979 concert tour by hard rock band Van Halen to support their second album Van Halen II. It was the band's first world tour as a headliner, previously having been a support act for Black Sabbath for that band's 1978 Never Say Die! 10th Anniversary World Tour.


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
1st North American Leg
March 25, 1979 Fresno, California United States Selland Arena
March 26, 1979 Redding, California Redding Civic Auditorium
March 28, 1979 Medford, Oregon Compton Arena
March 29, 1979 Missoula, Montana Adams Field House
March 30, 1979 Caldwell, Idaho Simplot Stadium
March 31, 1979 Logan, Utah Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
April 3, 1979 Tacoma, Washington University of Puget Sound
April 5, 1979 San Rafael, California Marin Center
April 6, 1979 San Jose, California San Jose Center For the Performing Arts
April 7, 1979
April 8, 1979 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Sports Arena
April 10, 1979 Reno, Nevada Centennial Coliseum
April 12, 1979 Seattle, Washington Seattle Center Coliseum
April 13, 1979
April 16, 1979 Portland, Oregon Jantzen Beach Ice Arena
April 17, 1979
April 18, 1979 Seattle, Washington Center Arena
April 19, 1979 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
April 21, 1979 Boulder, Colorado Balch Fieldhouse
April 22, 1979
April 24, 1979 Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Auditorium
April 26, 1979 Chicago, Illinois Aragon Ballroom
April 28, 1979 St. Louis, Missouri Checkerdome
April 29, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
May 2, 1979 Detroit, Michigan Masonic Temple Theatre
May 3, 1979 Kalamazoo, Michigan Wings Stadium
May 5, 1979 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum
May 7, 1979 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stanley Theater
May 8, 1979 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
May 9, 1979 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 12, 1979 New York City, New York The Palladium
May 14, 1979 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theater
May 15, 1979 Toronto, Ontario Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
May 16, 1979 London, Ontario London Gardens
May 17, 1979 Syracuse, New York United States Manley Field House
May 18, 1979 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
May 19, 1979 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
2nd North American Leg
June 1, 1979 Norfolk, Virginia United States Norfolk Scope
June 2, 1979 Raleigh, North Carolina Carter–Finley Stadium
June 5, 1979 Birmingham, Alabama Boutwell Auditorium
June 7, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
June 8, 1979 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
June 9, 1979 Dallas, Texas Cotton Bowl (Texxas Jam)
June 10, 1979 New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Superdome
June 13, 1979 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theater
European Leg
June 14, 1979 Brussels Belgium Forest National
June 15, 1979 Amsterdam Netherlands Jaap Edenhal
June 17, 1979 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle
June 18, 1979 Offenbach Stadthalle
June 19, 1979 Munich Circus Krone
June 20, 1979 Paris France Le Zenith
June 21, 1979 Lyon Palais Des Sports
June 22, 1979 Paris Porte de Pantin
June 25, 1979 Birmingham England Birmingham Odeon
June 26, 1979 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
June 27, 1979
June 28, 1979 London Rainbow Theatre
June 29, 1979
3rd North American Leg
June 30, 1979 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Pacific Coliseum
July 1, 1979 Seattle, Washington United States Seattle Center Coliseum
July 5, 1979 Jacksonville, Florida Civic Auditorium
July 6, 1979 West Palm Beach, Florida West Palm Beach Auditorium
July 7, 1979 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium
July 8, 1979 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Civic Center
July 10, 1979 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum
July 11, 1979 Houston, Texas The Music Hall
July 14, 1979 Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center
July 15, 1979 Midland, Texas Chaparral Center
July 16, 1979 Austin, Texas Performing Arts Center
July 17, 1979 San Antonio, Texas San Antonio Convention Center
July 19, 1979 Wichita, Kansas Century II Convention Hall
July 20, 1979 Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Convention Center
July 21, 1979 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Civic Center Music Hall
July 22, 1979 Lincoln, Nebraska Pershing Auditorium
July 24, 1979 Saint Paul, Minnesota St. Paul Auditorium
July 25, 1979
July 26, 1979 Dubuque, Iowa Five Flags Center
July 27, 1979 Springfield, Illinois Illinois State Armory
July 28, 1979 Dayton, Ohio University of Dayton Arena
4th North American Leg
August 6, 1979 Little Rock, Arkansas United States Barton Coliseum
August 10, 1979 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
August 11, 1979 Asbury Park, New Jersey Asbury Park Convention Hall
August 12, 1979 New Haven, Connecticut New Haven Coliseum
August 14, 1979 Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Public Hall
August 15, 1979
August 17, 1979 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center
August 18, 1979 South Yarmouth, Massachusetts Cape Cod Coliseum
August 20, 1979 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum
August 21, 1979 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee Arena
August 25, 1979 Oakland, California Oakland Arena
August 26, 1979
Asian Leg
September 3, 1979 Kyoto Japan Kyoto Kaikan
September 5, 1979 Fukuoka Kyoden-Taiiku-Kan
September 7, 1979 Nagoya Shi Kokaido
September 8, 1979 Kurashiki Shimin Kaikan
September 10, 1979 Osaka Furitsu Taiiku Kan
September 11, 1979
September 13, 1979 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
5th North American Leg
September 18, 1979 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Northlands Coliseum
September 19, 1979 Calgary, Alberta Stampede Corral
September 22, 1979 Regina, Saskatchewan Regina Agridome
September 23, 1979 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Convention Centre
September 25, 1979 Duluth, Minnesota United States Duluth Arena
September 27, 1979 Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck Civic Center
September 28, 1979 Rapid City, South Dakota Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
September 29, 1979 Billings, Montana Metrapark Arena
October 2, 1979 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center
October 3, 1979 Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix Exhibition Hall
October 6, 1979 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
October 7, 1979 Inglewood, California The Forum

Set list[edit]

  • 1. Light Up the Sky
  • 2. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
  • 3. Alex Van Halen Drum Solo
  • 4. Runnin' with the Devil
  • 5. Dance the Night Away
  • 6. Beautiful Girls
  • 7. On Fire
  • 8. Michael Anthony Bass Solo
  • 9. You're No Good
  • 10. Jamie's Cryin'
  • 11. Feel Your Love Tonight
  • 12. Outta Love Again
  • 13. Ice Cream Man
  • 14. Ain't Talkin' Bout' Love
  • 15. Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solo [Eruption + Spanish Fly + Women in Love... (Introduction)]
  • 16. You Really Got Me
  • 17. Bottoms Up!
  • 18. Atomic Punk [Encore]

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