VAN HALEN promoted the release of its new concert album, “Live: Tokyo Dome In Concert”, with an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, April 2. Video footage of the “Jump” performance can be found at this location while “Dance The Night Away” can be seen here.
As previously reported, VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth bashed himself in the nose with a microphone stand just moments into “Panama”, the opening song of the band’s Monday night (March 30) performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” According to The Pulse Of Radio, Roth told the audience, “Ladies and gentlemen, I cut my nose on the microphone. I apologize,” before he left the stage for nearly two and a half minutes to seek treatment for the injury.
The rest of the band jammed until Roth returned and they restarted their eight-song performance for a crowd of thousands on a closed-off Hollywood Boulevard. Two of the songs — “Panama” and “Runnin’ With the Devil” — aired Monday night, while three more — “Eruption”, “You Really Got Me” and “Hot For Teacher” — were broadcast on Tuesday’s (March 31) show. The set also included “Dance The Night Away”, “Unchained” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”.
The performance was VAN HALEN‘s first on national television since Roth rejoined the band in 2007.
The quartet will kick off a summer/fall North American tour on July 5 in Seattle, winding down on October 2 in Los Angeles. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Saturday (April 4) at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.