A full length concert from the recent Van halen 'A Different
Kind Of Truth' has emerged online. The multi-camera fan filmed
video shows the band midway through their ill-fated tour of which
the majority of dates have been postponed. The band initially
offered no explanation as to why the tour was to be put on
A few days after the announcement, singer David Lee Roth
explained the situation, saying "As usual, we bit off way more than
we can chew when it came to scheduling. The band is winning, but
our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness. If we
continue past July 4th and all the way into Australia and Japan,
then we're asking for the robot zombie tour."
"We're gonna take a break because this tour is gonna take us
about two years," added Roth.
"The band is getting along famously, better than we have in
quite some time, and I think the shows reveal that through the
miracle of YouTube," Roth said. "I think we're one of the few bands
who relishes you bringing whatever camera - if you can carry it in
and pull the trigger on it yourself, then please do. And through
the eye of YouTube, you can see that we're having ourselves a hell
of a time, and I think that translates into the music."
Plenty of fans are taking the band up on the chance to film the
2012 shows, including the group's late March stop in Pittsburgh at
the Consol Energy Center.
The setlist from the Pittsburg show is as follows. Watch it the
01 - Unchained
02 - Runnin' With the Devil
03 - She's the Woman
04 - Romeo Delight
05 - Tattoo
06 - Everybody Wants Some!!
07 - Somebody Get Me a Doctor
08 - China Town
09 - Jamie's Cryin'
10 - Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover)
11 - Drum Solo
12 - You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
13 - Blood and Fire
14 - Dance the Night Away
15 - I'll Wait
16 - Hot for Teacher
17 - Women In Love
18 - Girl Gone Bad
19 - Beautiful Girls
20 - Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
21 - Panama
22 - Guitar Solo
23 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
24 - Jump
Eddie Van Halen and his Bandmate/Bandleader/Son Wolfgang
recently sat down with Esquire magazine to talk all things Van
David Lee Roth posted a video this weekend explaining the
mysteriously postponed dates on Van Halen's tour.