Opening Night | Van Halen Switches Up Setlist For Latest Tour

Metal gods Van Halen began an extensive tour last night at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington. The version of the band touring once again includes lead vocalist David Lee Roth joined by drummer Alex Van Halen, guitarist Eddie Van Halen and his son Wolfgang Van Halen on bass.

#vanhalen #vanhalen2015 great show in Seattle tonight at the White River Amphitheater

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The band had many changes in store for the setlist to last night’s tour opener as opposed to the one they favored on their last tour with David Lee Roth. Van Halen kicked off the show with the first live version of “Light Up The Sky” since since June 24, 1980 -a span of over 35 years. The evening’s other bust outs were “Feel Your Love Tonight” (last played October 30, 1998) and “In A Simple Rhyme” (last played with Growth ending February 8, 1978). Those weren’t the only surprises in store as the band also offered live debuts of two songs -“Drop Dead Legs” off 1984 and Fair Warning’s “Dirty Movies.” Beyond that, there were plenty of the group’s most beloved songs played in Auburn including “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump,” “Panama,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” and “Hot For Teacher.”

Van Halen continues the tour tomorrow night in Ridgefield, Washington.

Watch a series of videos from last night shot by Danmaz6fan