5150 Tour

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5150 Tour
Promotional tour by Van Halen
Location North America
Associated album 5150
Start date March 27, 1986 (1986-03-27)
End date November 3, 1986 (1986-11-03)
Legs 3
No. of shows 111
Van Halen concert chronology

The 5150 Tour was a concert tour by hard rock band Van Halen.

History[edit]

This was the band's first tour with Sammy Hagar on lead vocals (and second electric guitar), following the acrimonious departure of original singer David Lee Roth. It was also a tour to promote the band's first album with Hagar, 5150.

Like many Van Halen tours, the routing only took the band across North America, as traveling internationally was hard for the band's complicated and heavy stage set. Furthermore, Hagar wanted to establish himself as the band's new singer in their homeland. The first leg of the tour was entirely United States dates, though a few Canadian ones slipped into the second and third legs.

The 1986 Tour took place in the context of the great David Lee Roth-Van Halen split, with former Van Halen fan base being split as well. Those who had gone onto the new Van Halen's side of the split used the concerts as an opportunity to voice their stance, frequently via unison chants of "Fuck Dave!" The tour set a trend later Hagar-era ones would follow: the number of pre-Hagar Van Halen songs was kept to a minimum, with Hagar only being willing to play that era's best-known songs. An Eddie Van Halen/Hagar guitar duel was also a frequent part of the concerts. "Rock and Roll", by Led Zeppelin was the closing song every night. Canadian rock legends Bachman–Turner Overdrive and Loverboy AND Kim Mitchell opened a few dates in Rochester and Buffalo were support acts on many of the outdoor stadium gigs in North America.

The tour was supposed to start with dates in Hawaii and Alaska, but they were cancelled at the last minute, due to the band finishing the mixing of the album.

The group's biggest hit, "Jump", was usually omitted from the set list, or sung by the audience instead of Hagar. To fill in the set list almost all the songs from the 5150 album were used, as well as covers and some of Hagar's pre-Van Halen work. This included solo work like his recent MTV hit "I Can't Drive 55" and Montrose songs. Indeed, the addition of Hagar's guitar gave Eddie Van Halen more room to move, or to play keyboards on certain songs.

The 1986 Tour was a major high for the band, although they had a couple a low moments during the tour. The first blow was when their new manager Ed Leffler was hospitalized in Texas after an altercation in a hotel elevator. The second blow was when Eddie's wife Valerie Bertinelli suffered a miscarriage; she didn't reveal to Eddie that she was pregnant at the time, until it was too late.

The second concert at New Haven Coliseum was filmed and shown live on television and released on VHS with the title Live Without a Net; it has subsequently been released on DVD.

Setlist[edit]

Average setlist:[1]

  1. You Really Got Me
  2. There's Only One Way To Rock
  3. Summer Nights
  4. Get Up
  5. Drum Solo
  6. Dreams
  7. 5150
  8. Bass Solo
  9. Panama
  10. Best Of Both Worlds
  11. Love Walks In
  12. Good Enough
  13. Guitar Solo
  14. I Can't Drive 55
  15. Ain't Talkin Bout Love
  16. Why Can't This Be Love
  17. Jump
  18. Rock And Roll

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America (1st Leg)
March 27, 1986 Shreveport United States Hirsch Memorial Coliseum (Sammy Hagar's first show)
March 28, 1986 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
March 29, 1986 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
March 31, 1986 Birmingham Jefferson Civic Coliseum
April 1, 1986 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Arena
April 3, 1986 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
April 4, 1986 Baton Rouge Baton Rouge River Center Arena
April 5, 1986 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
April 7, 1986 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
April 8, 1986 North Fort Myers Lee County Civic Arena
April 10, 1986 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Arena
April 11, 1986
April 12, 1986 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
April 14, 1986 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
April 16, 1986 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
April 18, 1986 Louisville Freedom Hall
April 19, 1986 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
April 20, 1986 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
April 22, 1986 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
April 23, 1986 [2]
April 24, 1986 Rockford Rockford MetroCenter
April 26, 1986 Carbondale SIU Arena
April 27, 1986 Peoria Peoria Civic Arena
April 29, 1986 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Arena
April 30, 1986 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Arena
May 2, 1986 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
May 3, 1986 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
May 4, 1986
May 5, 1986 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
May 6, 1986 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
May 7, 1986
May 9, 1986 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
May 10, 1986
May 11, 1986
May 13, 1986 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
May 14, 1986 Charleston Charleston Civic Coliseum
May 16, 1986 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
May 17, 1986 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
May 18, 1986 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Arena
May 20, 1986 ? Atlanta ? Omni Coliseum ?
May 21, 1986 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
May 23, 1986 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
May 24, 1986
May 26, 1986 Des Moines Veterans Memorial Auditorium
May 27, 1986 Omaha Omaha Civic Arena
May 28, 1986 Valley Center Britt Brown Arena
May 30, 1986 Kansas City Kemper Arena
May 31, 1986
North America (2nd leg)
June 28, 1986 San Diego United States San Diego Sports Arena
June 29, 1986
July 2, 1986 Inglewood The Forum
July 3, 1986
July 5, 1986
July 8, 1986 Chandler Compton Terrace
July 10, 1986 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
July 12, 1986 Boulder Folsom Field (Colorado Sun-Day)
July 14, 1986 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
July 16, 1986 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
July 19, 1986 Dallas Cotton Bowl (Texxas Jam)
July 21, 1986 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
July 22, 1986
July 23, 1986
July 25, 1986 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
July 26, 1986
July 28, 1986 East Rutherford Meadowlands Arena
July 29, 1986
July 31, 1986
August 1, 1986
August 2, 1986 Hempstead Nassau Coliseum
August 4, 1986 Philadelphia Spectrum
August 5, 1986
August 6, 1986
August 8, 1986 Landover Capital Centre
August 9, 1986
August 11, 1986 Worcester Centrum Arena
August 12, 1986
August 14, 1986
August 15, 1986
August 18, 1986 Toronto Canada CNE Stadium
August 20, 1986 Montreal Montreal Forum
August 22, 1986 Providence United States Providence Civic Arena
August 23, 1986 Portland Cumberland County Civic Arena
August 24, 1986
August 26, 1986 New Haven New Haven Coliseum (Live Without a Net)
August 27, 1986
August 29, 1986 Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Civic Arena
August 30, 1986
September 1, 1986 Rochester Silver Stadium
1986 MTV Video Music Awards
September 5, 1986 Los Angeles United States Universal Amphitheatre ("Best of Both Worlds" and "Love Walks In")
North America (Final leg)
September 27, 1986 Louisiana United States Cajundome
September 29, 1986 Houston Summit Arena
September 30, 1986 Fort Worth Tarrant County Convention Center Arena
October 1, 1986
October 3, 1986 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Arena
October 4, 1986 Austin Frank Erwin Center
October 6, 1986 Las Cruces Pan American Center
October 8, 1986 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
October 10, 1986 Casper Casper Events Center
October 11, 1986 Rapid City Don Barnett Arena
October 14, 1986 Billings Yellowstone Metra
October 16, 1986 Pullman Beasley Coliseum
October 18, 1986 Pocatello Mini Dome
October 19, 1986 Boise BSU Pavilion
October 21, 1986 Seattle Seattle Coliseum
October 22, 1986
October 23, 1986 Vancouver Canada BC Place Stadium
October 25, 1986 Portland United States Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 26, 1986
October 29, 1986 Reno Lawlor Events Center
October 31, 1986 Daly City Cow Palace
November 1, 1986
November 2, 1986
November 3, 1986

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