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somebody give me a g-damn review
Great Show. DLR didn't disappoint. He hit all his high notes. They played a lot of their older stuff. About four songs off their new album, and they all sounded good. Eddie was Eddie, simply awesome. My opinion is he's still the best guitarist on the planet, his solo was mind-blowing. Alex VH's drum solo was not as long as usual, but quality. Wolfgang was great on bass, and contrary to popular belief, his singing chorus and back was as good as Michael Anthony IMHO.
They are still an awesome live band.
1. You Really Got Me
2. Runnin' With The Devil
3. She's The Woman
4. Romeo Delight
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town
9. Mean Street
10. (Oh!) Pretty Woman
-- Alex Van Halen drum solo --
12. The Trouble With Never
13. I'll Wait
14. Dance The Night Away
15. Hot For Teacher
16. Women In Love
17. Girl Gone Bad
18. Beautiful Girls
19. Ice Cream Man
-- Eddie Van Halen guitar solo
21. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
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Just from glancing at the setlist, it looks like a similar show to the '07-'08 tour. I'm going to try everything to see them in Boston in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping they add more dates this summer.
Big crowd? Seemed like there were lots of tickets available.
Full house when they went on. There were a few empty nosebleed seats when I could see up there. I would say 95%
I am really interested to know how Kool and The Gang was!
Didnt you previously post that the Kinks - a band you profess to like and own most of their collection on iTunes - also recorded a disco song. And now you use this fact to rip on VH???? You cant put together an argument that makes any sense whatsoever... ripping on Van Halen and then listing off a bunch of Van Hagar tunes? Saying they only did covers? Nothing you say even makes sense.
You put hours into this debate and all you essentially said was "VAN HALEN SUCKS!!!!" Three words... you could've saved a lot of time and spent more time watching Sid and Nancy...
Great show, decent set list. It didn't flow as well as teh 07/8 tour and I think becaue of teh new songs. DLR was amazing wtih his dance movesand antics, his voice was amrginal, he did have trouble with some notes and you could see him smiling and laughing when he missed them. He and Eddie exchanged a lot of hugs high fives, etc. Very cool to see. Alex was Alex, like MSU hoops you can always count on a great performance. Wolfgang was much better than 07/8, he seemed to fit in well.
Encore was weird, only did Jump. I'm used to them walking off coming back and doing 3-4 songs.
DLR's energy and charisma makes the show along with Eddie on guitar. It was 95-99% full. I didn't see any blocks of empty seats and people were trying to buy tix on the way in as the ticket office was sold out there.
Go to the FREEP.com and checkout the review and pics
David Lee Roth had the big kicks, Eddie Van Halen had the hot licks, and a sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills got its fill of good-time rock �n� roll Monday night.
Did Eddie bust out the classic Frankenstein guitar?
He did in LA...
The white / Black version
He mostly plays his own line of EVH guitars now, probably not stock though. All modified to shit, LOL
The classic "frankenstien" strat was in the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando the last time I was there.
If memory serves me right he placed one of his classic guitars in Dimebag Darell's (Pantera) coffin at his funeral, pretty classy move.
saw the show in Indy last night. They came out to a rather paltry crowd with about 9 or 10 members. I think there are only two original guys left. They had alternating lead vocalists, although one guy got a thumbs-down for calling us Detroit a couple times (you were there two nights ago, pal.) They played pretty much everything I wanted to hear and as their set wore on, the crowd filled in and got into the show. I liked them.
Get Down on it
VH setlist looks the same, although they substituted "Hear About it Later" in place of "Mean Street."
Apparently gHost is in the minority on this one!
VAN HALEN EXTENDS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Van Halen has added 18 concerts to its highly successful 2012 North American tour. The newly added dates begin July 7 with an encore performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Second shows have also been added in the Detroit and New York/New Jersey areas, as well as Philadelphia. Ky-mani Marley is the opening act for all added concerts. The full itinerary can be found below. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale beginning April 20th at 10 AM at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Tickets for all other shows are available now. Van Halen's 2012 North American tour, produced by Live Nation, has confirmed a total of 61 stops throughout North America thus far with additional dates to be announced. Van Halen recently premiered the video for She's The Woman, the second single from A Different Kind Of Truth, the band's first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the iconic, multi-platinum 1984. Shot during its on-going live tour, the video presents a greatest hits of the band's concert moments. Fans and music critics alike have praised the group's recent shows:
"Van Halen is still one of the most limber bands in hard rock, with a higher center of gravity than most." – New York Times
"Roth remains the ultimate showman. The energy was palpable between him and master guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who looked equally thrilled to be sharing the stage and gave no hint of any past disharmony as they delighted the crowd with a mix of their early classics and cuts from their new album." – Tampa Bay Online
"The band's center has always been Eddie Van Halen, who still deserves his exalted stature among rock guitarists. Even his heavier riffs came threaded with filigree, and his solos were bold in their extravagance. The one solo that didn't come fastened to a song, late in the show, featured not only his proprietary tapping technique but also a drift of cascading arpeggios, rendered beautifully strange by his finessing of a volume knob. There could have been more of this." - New York Times
"Tattoo drew a big cheer from the crowd. Everybody Wants Some drew a bigger one, bookended with Somebody Get Me a Doctor in the early highlight. After the crazy intro to China Town, Pretty Woman and You Really Got Me, you saw the new songs would slow nothing down. Not when The Trouble With Never was setting up Dance the Night Away. I'll Wait for the girls, the sonic roman candle of Hot For Teacher for everyone. You realized you'd been pulling for Eddie, and needn't have – he was in top form and complete control in those fretboard calisthenics, and seated on the steps for Eruption, and unleashing the riff to Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love … Don't get me wrong – despite all that writing of a New Grace in a recent column, David Lee Roth remains a hooting Vaudevillian, his band a hard rock boom-bah parade candy coating a kind of genius center …" - Montreal Gazette.
"Van Halen came out unannounced. No intro reel, nothing. They just started. Alex was pounding on the drums, Eddie started ripping, Dave said, "Let's go!," and it was on. Eddie fired into the opening riff of "Unchained," and the place went nuts...the band was in fine form, especially Eddie, who looks happy and healthy, doing what he was put on earth to do. He is playing the best he's played in years." - GuitarWorld.com
"Diamond Dave doesn't need auto-tuning and a backing track and he was dancing like someone was shooting at his feet. His song and dance routine put the 20-something pop princesses to shame. Take note, ladies. Autotune does not a good singer make, and dancing is not an excuse for a lack of talent. These guys have it in spades. The show concluded with an encore of Jump, an explosion of confetti and Roth waving a comically oversized flag over the first four rows. When they took their bow, the boys all hugged, and you could feel how glad this tour is making them." – Atlantic City Weekly
Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album. Displaying unparalleled stage presence, musicianship, and songwriting abilities, the band has sold more than 75 million albums sold worldwide and created a record of achievement that is hard to top. Van Halen joins an elite short list of two-time Diamond Award (10 million sales) honorees for their albums Van Halen and 1984. The band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in March of 2007. VIP Packages will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com.
Van Halen Added Tour Dates: Concert Date City, State Venue On Sale Date Time
Sat, Jul 07 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sat, Apr 21 10 AM
Mon, Jul 09 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum Fri, Apr 20 10 AM
Wed, Jul 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Fri, May 04 10 AM
Fri, Jul 13 E. Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center Mon, Apr 23 10 AM
Sun, Jul 15 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena Mon, Apr 23 10 AM
Tue, Jul 17 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena Sat, Apr 21 10 AM
Thu, Jul 19 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena Sat, May 05 10 AM
Sat, Jul 21 London, ON John Labatt Centre Fri, Apr 20 10 AM
Tue, Jul 24 Toledo, OH Huntington Center Sat, May 05 10 AM
Thu, Jul 26 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena Sat, May 05 10 AM
Sat, Jul 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Fri, May 04 10 AM
Tue, Jul 31 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Sat, May 05 10 AM
Thu, Aug 02 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center Mon, Apr 30 10 AM
Sat, Aug 04 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena Sat, Apr 28 10 AM
Mon, Aug 06 Memphis, TN FedExForum Sat, Apr 28 10 AM
Wed, Aug 08 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena Sat, Apr 28 10 AM
Fri, Aug 10 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center Sat, Apr 28 10 AM
Sun, Aug 12 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena Fri, May 04 10 AM
Bump. That didn't take long.
Van Halen have abruptly postponed all tour dates after their June 26th show in New Orleans with no explanation.
The band yanked more than 30 long-pla
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I have tix to GR.... ugh
DAVID LEE ROTH SETS FANS STRAIGHT:
Van Halen have announced (via a David Lee Roth "public relations" Video) that their current tour will be expanded and should take up the rest of 2012 and well into 2013. That is in contrast to the recent news that 30 US dates were being postponed. It seems however, that the band have changed initial plans and are now thinking further ahead than many expected them to.
The US dates have been postponed in order to allow the band breathing space between legs, which now look to include the postponed US cities and other major US stops for a second time as well and international destinations Japan and Australia (c'mon down lads). There is no word if Europe is back on the band's radar, after an initial 2011 tour there was cancelled before being officially announced. Hear Dave for yourself if you have not yet already done so.
I love the original lineup.
I've talked to a few different people who either saw the show in Chicago in February, or in MSP this past weekend. The word was the music was great, sounded like the old VH, but Diamond Dave just couldn't carry the vocals anymore.
Canceling tour dates lol what a train wreck
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Welcome to two weeks ago!
I think this marks the beginning of the end of the DLR reunion with VH, sadly:
I was on the run with Chris Dorner. The heat got too intense so I came back..................
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