Full Show Friday | Van Halen – 1983

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Maybe it was the lack of brown M&Ms, maybe it was all the spandex or maybe it was arena-sized desire to rock –whatever it was seeing Van Halen in the 1980s was a mammoth live concert event. Scantily clad frontman David Lee Roth’s acrobatic stage moves coupled with Eddie Van Halen’s equally acrobatic guitar work backed by the Michael Anthony and Alex Van Halen rhythm section was a sight to see. While fans can argue over which lineup of Van Halen was the best, it’s to deny the sheer entertainment value of watching the early lineup live on stage together. 


 Though it took until just last week for VH to appear on U.S. national television with original frontman Roth, their exuberant showmanship (with Eddie’s son Wolfgang Van Halen on bass in place of Anthony) was on par with the early days. Today we’ve lined up a complete concert from 1983, near the end of the over 100 date Hide Your Sheep Tour through North and South America. Filmed February 11, 1983 Van Halen played the Arena Obras Sanitarias in Buenos Aires, Argentina in support of their 1982 album Diver Down.The video quality is as 1980s as the big hair on stage, but the flamboyant swagger and solid sound shines through the lo-fi.


  

Van Halen  Setlist Estadio Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1983, Hide Your Sheep Tour

Catch Van Halen on their North American Summer Tour supporting their new  Tokyo Dome Live In Concert album with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

Van Halen 2015 North American Tour Dates:

July 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 7 – Portland, OR @ Amphitheater Northwest
July 9 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 11 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
July 14 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 22 – Bonner Springs, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 1 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 3 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 5 – London, ON @ Western Fair District
August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 11 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Center
August 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
August 23 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park
August 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 27 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 29 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
August 31 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
September 2 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
September 4 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 6 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
September 11 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 15 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 21 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
September 23 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
September 25 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 30 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
October 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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