VAN HALEN: Multi-Camera Fan-Filmed Footage Of Los Angeles ‘Dress Rehearsal’

Multi-camera video footage of VAN HALEN‘s February 8 “dress rehearsal” show at the Forum in Los Angeles, which was attended by thousands of “family and friends” as a warm-up for the band’s North American tour, can be seen be3low. Guitarist Slash attended and later tweeted, “VAN HALEN was killer tonight at the Forum. Eddie [Van Halen] was brilliant. So amazing to hear/watch.”

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. You Really Got Me
02. Running With The Devil
03. She’s The Woman
04. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
05. Tattoo
06. Everybody Wants Some
07. Beautiful Girls
08. Ice Cream Man
09. China Town
10. Dance The Night Away
11. Hot For Teacher
12. Blood And Fire
13. Guitar Solo
14. Panama
15. Jump

Check out photos from Kevin Estrada at this location.

VAN HALEN‘s new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, sold 187,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. Topping the list once again is ADELE‘s smash album “21” (with another 242,000 copies sold last week), which is spending its 20th week at No. 1, tying the mark set by the late Whitney Houston soundtrack for “The Bodyguard” in 1993.

“A Different Kind Of Truth” is the band’s first full-length offering with original singer David Lee Roth since “1984” was released in January 1984.

Roth exited the group in 1985, a year after its “1984” album was released. According to Billboard.com, “1984” spent five weeks at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 — VAN HALEN‘s highest charting set with Roth. (1996’s “Best Of Volume 1” hits album, which included two new songs with Roth, debuted at No. 1 with 233,000 sold in its first week.)

VAN HALEN‘s other four other No. 1s were their four studio albums with Roth‘s replacement, Sammy Hagar: “5150” (1986), “OU812” (1988), “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” (1991) and “Balance” (1995).

VAN HALEN‘s last all-new album, 1998’s “Van Halen III”, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart and was certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies, a disappointment compared to their previous platinum efforts.

VAN HALEN will kick off a North American tour on February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 

Photo credit: Kevin Estrada

 

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