Van Halen World Invasion Tour

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Van Halen World Invasion Tour
Promotional tour by Van Halen
Location North America
Europe
Start date March 19, 1980 (1980-03-19)
End date November 15, 1980 (1980-11-15)
Legs 2 in North America
1 in Europe
3 total
No. of shows 102 in North America
22 in Europe
124 total
Van Halen concert chronology

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...."

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Setlist[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date[1] City Country Venue
North America (1st Leg)
March 19, 1980 Victoria Canada Victoria Memorial Arena
March 21, 1980 Central Point United States Compton Arena
March 22, 1980 Eugene McArthur Court
March 24, 1980 Spokane Spokane Coliseum
March 25, 1980 Great Falls Four Seasons Arena
March 26, 1980 Missoula Adams Field House
March 29, 1980 Fort Collins Moby Gym
March 30, 1980 Pueblo Massari Gym
April 2, 1980 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
April 3, 1980 Portland United States Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 4, 1980 Seattle Seattle Coliseum
April 5, 1980
April 7, 1980 Calgary Canada Stampede Corral
April 8, 1980 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
April 11, 1980 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
April 13, 1980 Saint Paul United States St. Paul Civic Arena
April 14, 1980 Milwaukee MECCA Arena
April 15, 1980 Madison Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 24, 1980 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
April 26, 1980 Detroit Cobo Arena
April 27, 1980
April 29, 1980 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
April 30, 1980 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
May 1, 1980 Landover Capital Centre
May 2, 1980 Binghamton Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
May 3, 1980 South Yarmouth Cape Cod Coliseum
May 5, 1980 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 6, 1980 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial Arena
May 7, 1980 Philadelphia Spectrum
May 8, 1980 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
May 9, 1980 Philadelphia Spectrum
Europe
May 17, 1980 ? Spain (Aplauso (Live TV broadcast lip-sync performance of
"And the Cradle Will Rock..." & "You Really Got Me"))
May 18, 19, 20, 21, or 22, 1980 Rome Italy Piper Club
(Live TV broadcast lip-sync performance)

(David Lee Roth broke his nose after smacked his face into a mirror ball)
May 23, 1980 Copenhagen Denmark Falkoner Center
May 24, 1980 Bremen Germany Bremen City Hall (#4)
May 26, 1980 Geleen Netherlands Burgemeester Damen Sportpark (Pinkpop Festival)
May 27, 1980 Ludwigshafen Germany Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
May 29, 1980 Essen Grugahalle
May 30, 1980 Hamburg Ernst-Merck-Halle
May 31, 1980 Cambrai France Grottos Palace
June 1, 1980 Caen Caen Expo Hall
June 3, 1980 Paris Palais des Sports
June 4, 1980 Lyon Palais des Sports de Gerland
June 5, 1980 Reims Reims Sports Palace
June 7, 1980 Würzburg Germany Carl Diem Hall
June 8, 1980 Neunkirchen Hemmerleinhalle
June 10, 1980 Düsseldorf Philips Hall
June 11, 1980 Sindelfingen Messehalle
June 13, 1980 Munich ZDF TV Studios
(ZDF RockPop (Live TV broadcast lip-sync performance of "And the Cradle Will Rock..." and "You Really Got Me"))
June 14, 1980 Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
June 17, 1980 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
June 18, 1980 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
June 19, 1980 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
June 20, 1980 Leicester De Montfort Hall
June 22, 1980 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
June 23, 1980 London Rainbow Theatre
June 24, 1980
North America (2nd leg)
July 10, 1980 Kalamazoo United States Wings Stadium
July 11, 1980 Charleston Charleston Civic Coliseum
July 12, 1980 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
July 13, 1980 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
July 15, 1980 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
July 16, 1980 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Arena
July 17, 1980 London London Gardens
July 18, 1980 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens
July 21, 1980 Hampton United States Hampton Coliseum
July 22, 1980 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Arena
July 24, 1980 Hartford Hartford Civic Arena
July 25, 1980 Boston Boston Garden
July 26, 1980 Hempstead Nassau Coliseum
July 28, 1980 Louisville Freedom Hall
July 29, 1980 Chicago International Amphitheatre
July 30, 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
July 31, 1980 St. Louis Checkerdome
August 1, 1980 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
August 2, 1980 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
August 4, 1980 Birmingham Jefferson Civic Coliseum
August 5, 1980 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
August 6, 1980 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
August 8, 1980 Fort Myers, Florida Lee County Arena
August 9, 1980 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
August 10, 1980 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
August 11, 1980 North Fort Myers Lee County Civic Arena
August 12, 1980 St. Petersburg Bayfront Arena
August 15, 1980 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum
August 16, 1980
August 22, 1980 Kansas City United States Kemper Arena
August 23, 1980 Omaha Omaha Civic Arena
August 24, 1980 Salina Bicentennial Center
August 26, 1980 Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
August 27, 1980 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Arena
August 28, 1980 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
August 29, 1980 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
August 30, 1980 Baton Rouge Baton Rouge River Center Arena
September 1, 1980 Mobile Mobile Municipal Arena
September 2, 1980 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
September 3, 1980 Beaumont Fair Park Coliseum
September 4, 1980 Dallas Reunion Arena
September 6, 1980 Norman Owen Field (Roklahoma)
September 7, 1980 ? Amarillo Amarillo Civic Coliseum
September 8, 1980 ?
September 9, 1980 Lubbock Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
September 10, 1980 Albuquerque University of New Mexico Arena
September 12, 1980 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
September 13, 1980
September 15, 1980 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 16, 1980 Tucson Tucson Community Center Arena
September 18, 1980 Fresno Selland Arena
September 19, 1980 Los Angeles Los Angeles Sports Arena
September 20, 1980
October 3, 1980 Rapid City Don Barnett Arena
October 4, 1980 Bismarck Bismarck Civic Arena
October 6, 1980 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
October 9, 1980 Oakland Oakland Arena
October 10, 1980
October 12, 1980 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
October 15, 1980 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
October 16, 1980 Des Moines Des Moines Veterans Memorial Auditorium
October 17, 1980 Lincoln Pershing Memorial Auditorium
October 19, 1980 Macomb Western Hall (Ufkes Court)
October 21, 1980 Terre Haute Hulman Arena
October 22, 1980 Lexington Rupp Arena
October 24, 1980 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
October 25, 1980 Johnson City Freedom Hall
October 31, 1980 Macon Macon Coliseum
November 1, 1980 Augusta Augusta Civic Arena
November 2, 1980 Asheville Asheville Civic Arena
November 5, 1980 Champaign Assembly Hall
November 6, 1980 Notre Dame Notre Dame Athletics and Convocation Center Arena
November 7, 1980 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
November 8, 1980 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Arena
November 11, 1980 Winston-Salem Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum
November 12, 1980 Savannah Savannah Civic Arena
November 14, 1980 St. Petersburg Bayfront Arena
November 15, 1980 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Arena

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