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 North America (5)
Europe (1)
Japan (1)
Total: 7
Shows North America (89)
• United States (82)
• Canada (7)
Europe (12)
• England (5)
• Germany (3)
• France (2)
• Netherlands (1)
• Belgium (1)
Japan (7)
Total: 108
Van Halen concert chronology
Van Halen 1978 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.

Setlist[edit]

Info[edit]

  • "Atomic Punk" (Added to the Setlist after the 1st 2 Legs of the Tour)
  • "Dead or Alive" (Only 1 Known Live Performance on 3/25/1979 during the Tour)
  • "Eyes of the Night" (Only 1 Known Live Performance on 9/18/1979 during the Tour)

Tour Dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America (1st Leg)
March 25, 1979 Fresno United States Selland Arena
March 26, 1979 Redding Redding Civic Auditorium
March 27, 1979 Central Point Compton Arena
March 29, 1979 Missoula Harry Adams Field House
March 30, 1979 Caldwell O'Connor Field House
March 31, 1979 Logan The Spectrum
April 3, 1979 Tacoma UPS Memorial Field House
April 5, 1979 San Rafael Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
April 6, 1979 San Jose San Jose Performing Arts Center
April 7, 1979
April 8, 1979 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(California World Music Festival 1979 (#2))
April 10, 1979 Reno Centennial Coliseum
April 12, 1979 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
April 13, 1979
April 16, 1979 Portland Jantzen Beach Ice Arena
April 17, 1979
April 18, 1979 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
April 19, 1979 Spokane United States Spokane Coliseum
April 21, 1979 Boulder Balch Fieldhouse
April 22, 1979
April 24, 1979 Kansas City Kansas City Music Hall
April 26, 1979 Chicago Chicago Aragon Ballroom
April 28, 1979 St. Louis The Checkerdome
April 29, 1979 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
May 2, 1979 Detroit Detroit Masonic Temple Theater
May 3, 1979 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
May 5, 1979 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
May 7, 1979 Pittsburgh Stanley Theater
May 8, 1979 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
May 9, 1979 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
May 11, 1979 Washington, D.C. Warner Theater
May 12, 1979 New York City The Palladium
May 13, 1979 Boston Boston Orpheum Theater
May 15, 1979 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
May 16, 1979 London London Gardens
May 17, 1979 Syracuse United States Manley Field House
May 18, 1979 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
May 19, 1979 Philadelphia The Spectrum
United States (2nd Leg)
May 30, 1979 Atlanta United States Atlanta Fox Theater
June 1, 1979 Norfolk "The Scope" Arena
June 2, 1979 Raleigh Carter–Finley Stadium (June Jam 1979)
June 4, 1979 Knoxville Knoxville Civic Auditorium
June 5, 1979 Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
June 7, 1979 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
June 8, 1979 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
June 9, 1979 Dallas The Cotton Bowl (Texxas Jam 1979)
June 10, 1979 New Orleans The Superdome (A Day of Rock 'N' Roll 1979)
Europe Leg
June 14, 1979 Brussels Belgium National Forest
June 15, 1979 Amsterdam Netherlands [[Jaap Edenhal]|Jaap Eden Hall]
June 17, 1979 Düsseldorf Germany Philips Hall
June 18, 1979 Offenbach Offenbach City Hall
June 19, 1979 Munich Crown Circus Building
June 21, 1979 Lyon France Gerland Sports Palace
June 22, 1979 Paris Paris Pavilion
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
United States (3rd Leg)
July 5, 1979 Jacksonville United States Jacksonville Civic Auditorium (Moran Theater)
July 6, 1979 West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Auditorium
July 7, 1979 Miami Miami Jai-Alai Fronton
July 8, 1979 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Theater
July 10, 1979 Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
July 12, 1979 Houston Houston Music Hall
July 14, 1979 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Coliseum
July 15, 1979 Midland Chaparral Center
July 16, 1979 Austin Austin Municipal Auditorium
July 17, 1979 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Arena
July 19, 1979 Wichita Century II Concert Hall
July 20, 1979 Tulsa Tulsa Assembly Center Arena
July 21, 1979 Oklahoma City Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theater
July 22, 1979 Lincoln Pershing Center
July 24, 1979 St. Paul St. Paul Civic Auditorium
July 25, 1979
July 26, 1979 Dubuque Five Flags Center Arena
July 27, 1979 Springfield Illinois State National Guard Armory (Auditorium)
July 28, 1979 Dayton Dayton Field House
United States (4th Leg)
August 10, 1979 Portland United States Cumberland County Civic Center
August 11, 1979 Asbury Park Asbury Park Convention Hall
August 12, 1979 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
August 14, 1979 Cleveland Cleveland Music Hall
August 15, 1979
August 17, 1979 Sprinfield Springfield Civic Arena
August 18, 1979 South Yarmouth Cape Cod Coliseum
August 20, 1979 Madison Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 21, 1979 Milwaukee Mecca Arena
August 25, 1979 Oakland Oakland Civic Auditorium
August 26, 1979
Japan Leg
September 3, 1979 Kyoto Japan Kyoto Kaikan
September 5, 1979 Fukuoka Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium
September 7, 1979 Nagoya Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall
September 8, 1979 Kurashiki Kurashiki Shimin Kaikan
September 10, 1979 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
September 11, 1979
September 13, 1979 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
North America (Final Leg)
September 18, 1979 Edmonton Canada Northlands Coliseum
September 19, 1979 Calgary Stampede Corral
September 22, 1979 Regina Regina Agridome
September 23, 1979 Winnipeg Winnipeg Convention Centre (Main Exhibit Hall)
September 25, 1979 Duluth United States Duluth Arena
September 27, 1979 Bismarck Bismarck Civic Center
September 28, 1979 Rapid City Don Barnett Arena
September 29, 1979 Billings The Yellowstone METRA
October 2, 1979 Tucson Tucson Community Center Arena
October 3, 1979 Phoenix Phoenix Exhibition Hall
October 6, 1979 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
October 7, 1979 Inglewood The Forum

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