Van Halen Kicks Off North American Tour

Van Halen kicked off its North American headlining tour on Saturday, February 18 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, Van Halen kicked off its North American headlining tour on Saturday, February 18 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. You Really Got Me 02. Runnin' With The Devil 03. She's The Woman (new song) 04. Romeo Delight 05. Tattoo (new song) 06. Everybody Wants Some!! 07. Somebody Get Me A Doctor 08. China Town (new song) 09. Mean Street 10. (Oh!) Pretty Woman 11. Alex Van Halen Drum Solo 12. Unchained 13. The Trouble With Never (new song) 14. I'll Wait 15. Dance The Night Away 16. Hot For Teacher 17. Women In Love (perfomed live for first time since 1980) 18. Outta Love Again (perfomed live for first time since 1979) 19. Beautiful Girls 20. Ice Cream Man 21. Panama 22. Eddie Van Halen Solo 23. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 24. Jump

Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

A review from Courier-Journal.com can be found at this location.

Van Halen's next concert is scheduled to take place this Monday, February 20 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

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.

"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 previous 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.

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    Trent Armitage
    crazyhorse174 wrote: KFC Yum! Center? Is that a real place!?
    I swear, someone always says something about the YUM! Center haha
    Spunderflex
    Somebody get Dave a mic stand for crissake. He doesn't seem to have a clue as to what to do with himself on stage with that head mic.
    rocknroll \m/
    I'm starting to think more and more that van halen are just a bunch of old guys trying to relive their youth.... What's up w daves dancing??? He looks like a crotchety old man. Love the new album, but I don't think they're a live band anymore IMO
    PatVanHalen5150
    Super stoked to see Outta Love Again & Women In Love in the setlist. Just a few more changes & it would've been perfect. Drop I'll Wait in favor of Hang Em High. Drop Tattoo for anything else on the new record. Drop Pretty Woman for Drop Dead Legs. Drop Dance The Night Away for either Light Up The Sky or Fools.
    acetherockstar
    Saw Van Halen a couple years ago, DLR really should have a micstand, he put on a much better show than he did in the videos here