Van Halen Dish Up Classic Rock Setlist


September 29, 2007

Van Halen is officially on the road for the first time in 22 years with original singer David Lee Roth.

The tour kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday night.

The setlist, as expected, was all sourced from the Roth era albums from the self-titled debut in 1978 through to his final album with the band, 1984’s ‘1984’.

Putting the albums back to back, the band performed:

Van Halen (1978) 8 tracks
Van Halen II (1979) 3 tracks
Women and Children First (1980) 3 tracks
Fair Warning (1981) 3 tracks
Diver Down (1982) 2 tracks
1984 (1984) 5 tracks

01. You Really Got Me (from Van Halen, 1978)
02. I’m the One (from Van Halen, 1978)
03. Runnin’ With the Devil (from Van Halen, 1978)
04. Romeo Delight (from Women and Children First, 1980)
05. Somebody Get Me a Doctor (from Van Halen II, 1979)
06. Beautiful Girls (from Van Halen II, 1979)
07. Dance the Night Away (from Van Halen II, 1979)
08. Atomic Punk (from Van Halen, 1978)
09. Everybody Wants Some (from Women and Children First, 1980)
10. So This Is Love? (from Fair Warning, 1981)
11. Mean Street (from Fair Warning, 1981)
12. Pretty Woman (from Diver Down, 1982)
13. Drum Solo
14. Unchained (from Fair Warning, 1981)
15. I’ll Wait (from 1984, 1984)
16. And the Cradle Will Rock (from Women and Children First, 1980)
17. Hot for Teacher (from 1984, 1984)
18. Little Dreamer (from Van Halen, 1978)
19. Little Guitars (from Diver Down, 1982)
20. Jamie’s Cryin’ (from Van Halen, 1978)
21. Ice Cream Man (from Van Halen, 1978)
22. Panama (from 1984, 1984)
23. Guitar Solo (incl. “Women in Love” intro, “Cathedral”, “Eruption”)
24. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (from Van Halen, 1978)
25. 1984 (from 1984, 1984)
26. Jump (from 1984, 1984)

The next show is tonight in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Dates for the Van Halen tour are:

Thu 09.27 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Sat 09.29 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Mon 10.01 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Wed 10.03 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Fri 10.05 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun 10.07 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Wed 10.10 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Fri 10.12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sun 10.14 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Field House
Tue 10.16 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Thu 10.18 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat 10.20 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Mon 10.22 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Wed 10.24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Fri 10.26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun 10.28 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Tue 10.30 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Thu 11.01 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Sat 11.03 E. Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
Thu 11.08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Sat 11.10 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Tue 11.13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Tue 11.20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Fri 11.23 Glendale, AZ Jobing.Com Arena
Sun 11.25 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Tue 11.27 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
Sat 12.01 Portland, OR Rose Garden
Mon 12.03 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Wed 12.05 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Fri 12.07 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Sun 12.09 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sun 12.16 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose

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