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Opening Night Recap Of Van Halen’s North American Tour

Van Halen kicked off their much-buzzed about North American tour last night (July 5th) in Seattle, and the set list was chock-full of surprises!

Crafted by Wolfgang Van Halen, the 23-song set list (as reported by the Van Halen News Desk) contained the David Lee Roth-era hits fans know and love, as well as rarities, like “Drop Dead Legs” off of 1984 which made its live debut last night. “Light Up the Sky” off of Van Halen II started the show off marking the first time VH played that song live since 1980.  “Feel Your Love Tonight” off of VH’s debut also made an appearance, with that track being last played live back in 1998.  Fair Warning’s “Dirty Movies” also made its live debut last night.

These deep cuts will surely be appreciated by those who prefer the Roth-era of Van Halen, especially since it’s been reported in recent weeks that the band will be staying away from any songs from the Sammy Hagar-era

Van Halen – 07/05/2015 Setlist – Seattle

“Light Up the Sky”
“Runnin’ With the Devil”
“Romeo Delight”
“Everybody Wants Some!!”
“Drop Dead Legs”
“Feel Your Love Tonight”
“Somebody Get Me a Doctor”
“She’s the Woman”
“China Town”
“I’ll Wait”
Drum Solo
“Little Guitars”
“Dance the Night Away”
“Beautiful Girls”
“Women in Love”
“Hot for Teacher”
“In a Simple Rhyme / Growth”
“Dirty Movies” (live debut)
“Ice Cream Man”
“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
Guitar Solo
“You Really Got Me”



Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.