1978 Van Halen Tour Dates
Van Halen Tour (1978)
Van Halen's first world tour, opening for Black Sabbath, Journey and Rick Derringer among others. The band also performed a handful of smaller, headlining gigs as well as taking part in several festivals including The Texxas Jam, The Mississippi River Jam and Bill Graham's Day on the Green Festival

** Denotes Opening Act for VH

Date Location Venue Headliner
3/03/78 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom Journey/Montrose
3/04/78 Springfield, IL Nelson Center Journey/Montrose
3/05/78 Indianapolis, IN Convention Center Journey/Montrose
3/07/78 Madison, WI Shuffle Inn ** Lucy Grey
3/08/78 Madison, WI The Orpheum Theater Journey/Montrose
3/09/78 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater Journey/Montrose
3/10/78 Detroit, MI Masonic Auditorium Journey/Montrose
3/11/78 Dayton, OH Hara Arena Journey/Montrose
3/12/78 Pittsburgh, PA Leona Theater Journey/Montrose
3/14/78 Toronto, ON Massey Hall Journey/Montrose
3/15/78 Cleveland, OH Music Hall Journey/Montrose
3/16/78 Columbus, OH Veterans Memorial Coliseum Journey/Montrose
3/17/78 Louisville, KY Commonwealth Convention Center Journey/Montrose
3/18/78 Evansville, IN Evansville Coliseum Journey/Montrose
3/19/78 South Bend, IN Morris Civic Arena Journey/Montrose
3/20/78 Schaumburg, IL B Ginnings N/A
3/21/78 Utica, NY Memorial Auditorium Journey/Montrose
3/22/78 Albany, NY Palace Theater Journey/Montrose
3/23/78 Buffalo, NY Century Theater Journey/Montrose
3/24/78 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater Journey/Montrose
3/25/78 New York, NY The Paladium Journey/Montrose
3/26/78 Hampstead, NY Calderone Theater Journey/Montrose
3/27/78 Boston, MA The Paradise ** Reddy Teddy
3/29/78 Duluth, MN Duluth Arena Journey/Montrose
3/30/78 St. Paul, MN St. Paul Civic Center Theatre Journey/Montrose
3/31/78 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/01/78 St. Louis, MO Kiel Opera House Journey/Montrose
4/02/78 Omaha, NE Music Hall Journey/Montrose
4/03/78 Wichita, KS Pogo's N/A
4/04/78 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom Montrose
4/05/78 Chicago, IL Aragon Hall Journey/Montrose
4/06/78 Flint, MI IMA Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/07/78 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/08/78 Murray, KY Murray State University Fieldhouse Journey/Montrose
4/09/78 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/11/78 Corpus Christi, TX Corpus Christi Coliseum Journey/Montrose
4/12/78 Austin, TX Austin Municipal Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/13/78 Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/14/78 Ft. Worth, TX Will Rogers Theater Journey/Montrose
4/15/78 Houston, TX Music Hall Journey/Montrose
4/16/78 New Orleans, LA The Warehouse Journey/Montrose
4/19/78 Memphis, TN Ellis Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/20/78 Tallahassee, FL Ruby Diamond Auditorium Journey/Montrose
4/21/78 Hollywood, FL Sportatorium Journey/Montrose
4/22/78 Tampa, FL Curtis Hickson Hall Journey/Montrose
4/23/78 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater Journey/Montrose
4/25/78 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum Journey/Montrose
4/26/78 Virginia Beach, VA Rogues N/A
4/27/78 Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope Journey/Montrose
4/28/78 New York, NY The Paladium Fotomaker/Van Halen/Horslips
5/04/78 Poperinge, Belgium Zaal Maekeblyde N/A
5/05/78 Delft, Holland Stads Doelen Loomis Gang
5/06/78 Amsterdam, NL The Paradiso N/A
5/08/78 Hamburg, GE N/A N/A
5/09/78 Hamburg, GE N/A N/A
5/10/78 Paris, FR Le Theater Mogador N/A
5/16/78 Sheffield, UK Sheffield City Hall Black Sabbath
5/17/78 Southport, UK Floral Hall Black Sabbath
5/18/78 Glasgow, SL Apollo Theatre Black Sabbath
5/19/78 Aberdeen, Scotland Aberdeen Capitol Black Sabbath
5/21/78 New Castle, UK New Castle City Hall Black Sabbath
5/22/78 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo Black Sabbath
5/23/78 Hanley, UK Victoria Hall Black Sabbath
5/25/78 Portsmouth, UK Portsmouth Guild Hall Black Sabbath
5/26/78 Bristol, UK Colston Hall Black Sabbath
5/27/78 Lewisham, UK Lewisham Odeon Black Sabbath
5/28/78 Ipswich, UK Ipswich Gaumont Black Sabbath
5/30/78 Coventry, UK Coventry Theatre Black Sabbath
5/31/78 Leicester, UK Leicester De Montfort Hall Black Sabbath
6/01/78 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon Black Sabbath
6/02/78 Oxford, UK Oxford New Theatre Black Sabbath
6/03/78 Southampton, UK Southampton Gaumont Black Sabbath
6/05/78 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Odeon Black Sabbath
6/06/78 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Odeon Black Sabbath
6/07/78 Bradford, UK Bradford St. George Hall Black Sabbath
6/08/78 Preston, UK Preston Guild Hall Black Sabbath
6/10/78 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon Black Sabbath
6/11/78 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon Canceled
6/12/78 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon Black Sabbath
6/14/78 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo Black Sabbath
6/15/78 Manchester, UK Manchester Apollo Black Sabbath
6/16/78 Bridlington, UK Bridlington Spa Black Sabbath
6/17/78 Tokyo, JP Kosei Nenkin Hall N/A
6/19/78 Tokyo, JP Kosei Nenkin Hall N/A
6/21/78 Tokyo, JP Nakono Sun Plaza Hall N/A
6/22/78 Tokyo, JP Nakono Sun Plaza Hall N/A
6/24/78 Nagoya, JP Nagoya-Shi Kokaido N/A
6/25/78 Osaka, JP Festival Hall N/A
6/26/78 Kyoto, JP Kyoto Kaikan Hall N/A
6/27/78 Osaka, JP Kosei Nenkin Hall N/A
7/01/78 Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl (Texxas Jam) Head East/Walter Egan/Van Halen/Eddie Money/Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush/Journey/
Heart/Ted Nugent/Cheech and Chong/Atlanta Rhythm Section/Aerosmith (order unknown)
7/02/78 San Antonio, TX Municipal Auditorium ** Head East
7/03/78 Austin, TX Armadillo World Headquarters ** Bugs Henderson Group
7/06/78 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre ** Borealis
7/07/78 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre ** Borealis
7/08/78 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena N/A
7/09/78 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena ** Carillo
7/13/78 New Orleans, LA Superdome Dobbie Brothers/Rolling Stones
7/15/78 Kansas City, MO Royals Stadium (Summer Jam '78) Van Halen/Eddie Money/Steve Miller/Kansas
7/16/78 Davenport, IA Credit Island (Mississippi River Jam) Van Halen/Journey/Atlanta Rhythm Section/The Doobie Brothers
7/17/78 LaCrosse, WI Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium Journey
7/18/78 Seymour, WI Outagamie County Fairgrounds Journey
7/20/78 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Assembly Center Journey (Van Halen cancelled)
7/21/78 Jackson, TN Jackson Civic Arena Journey
7/23/78 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum (Day on the Green) AC/DC-Van Halen/Pat Travers/Foreigner/Aerosmith
7/24/78 Redding, CA Redding Civic Center ** Rolls Rock
7/25/78 Reno, NV Washoe County Fairgrounds Pavilion U.K.
7/31/78 Alexandria, LA Rapides Parish Coliseum ** Starcastle
8/02/78 Wichita Falls, TX Memorial Auditorium ** Rick Derringer
8/03/78 Lubbock, TX Lubbock Municipal Auditorium ** Rick Derringer
8/04/78 Amarillo, TX Hollywood Bowl (West Texas Jam) (cancelled?)
8/05/78 Great Bend, KS SRCA Raceway (Great Bend Summer Jam) Van Halen/Climax Blues Band/Alvin Lee/Rick Derringer/Head East/
Wet Willie/Stillwater/Missouri/UK/Black Oak Arkansas (order unknown)
8/06/78 Oklahoma City, OK Fairgrounds (Oklahoma Jam) Van Halen/Climax Blues Band/Alvin Lee/Rick Derringer/Head East/
Wet Willie/Stillwater/Missouri/UK/Black Oak Arkansas (order unknown)
8/09/78 Peoria, IL Second Chance ** Bigfoot
8/10/78 Salem, WI Hooker Lake Inn ** Pearl Handle
8/12/78 Landover, MD Capital Center Ted Nugent
8/13/78 Binghamton, NY Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena Ted Nugent
8/14/78 Chicago, IL International Amphitheater Black Sabbath
8/19/78 Bay City, MI Engel Stadium (Bay City Central High School) Barooga Bandit/Couture/Van Halen/Bob Seger
8/22/78 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Arena Black Sabbath
8/25/78 Terre Haute, IN Hulman Civic University Center Black Sabbath
8/27/78 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Black Sabbath
8/28/78 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum Black Sabbath
8/29/78 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum Black Sabbath
8/30/78 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid-Hudson Civic Center ** Derringer Band
9/02/78 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Civic Arena Black Sabbath
9/04/78 Cape Cod, MA Cape Cod Coliseum Black Sabbath
9/05/78 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center Black Sabbath
9/07/78 Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome Black Sabbath
9/08/78 Niagara Falls, NY Niagara Falls Convention Center Black Sabbath
9/09/78 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Civic Center Black Sabbath
9/10/78 New Haven, CT New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum Black Sabbath
9/12/78 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Convention Center Black Sabbath
9/14/78 Detroit, MI Cobo Hall Black Sabbath
9/15/78 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Convention Center Black Sabbath
9/16/78 St. Louis, MO Checkerdome Black Sabbath
9/17/78 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium Black Sabbath
9/18/78 Tulsa, OK Assembly Center Black Sabbath
9/22/78 Fresno, CA Selland Arena Black Sabbath
9/23/78 Anaheim, CA Anaheim Stadium Richie Lecea/Sammy Hagar/Van Halen/Black Sabbath/Boston
9/25/78 Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Civic Auditorium Black Sabbath
9/26/78 Portland, OR Portland Memorial Coliseum Black Sabbath
9/27/78 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum Black Sabbath
9/28/78 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum Black Sabbath
9/29/78 Seattle, WA Seattle Center Coliseum Black Sabbath
9/30/78 Seattle, WA Seattle Center Coliseum Black Sabbath
10/09/78 Hamburg, GE Audimax Black Sabbath
10/10/78 Essen, GE Grugahalle Black Sabbath
10/11/78 Offenbach, GE Stadthalle Black Sabbath
10/13/78 Goppingen, GE Haldenberghalle Black Sabbath
10/14/78 Ludwigshafen, GE Friedrich-Ebert-Halle Black Sabbath
10/15/78 Wurzberg, GE Kurnachthalle Black Sabbath
10/17/78 Nurnberg, GE Hemmerleinhalle Black Sabbath
10/18/78 Bad Wimpfen, GE Staufer Hall Black Sabbath
10/20/78 Cambrai, FR Palais des Grottes Black Sabbath
10/22/78 London, UK Rainbow Theatre ** Bram Tchaikovsky's BattleAxe
10/27/78 Koekeiaere, BE Sporthal N/A
11/03/78 St. Petersburg, FL Bayfront Center Arena Black Sabbath
11/04/78 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/05/78 Hollywood, FL Sportatorium Black Sabbath
11/08/78 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium Black Sabbath
11/09/78 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium None
11/10/78 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/11/78 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/12/78 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium Black Sabbath
11/13/78 Atlanta, GA The Omni The Ramones/ Black Sabbath
11/14/78 Mobile, AL Mobile Municipal Auditorium Black Sabbath
11/17/78 Austin, TX Austin Municipal Auditorium Black Sabbath
11/18/78 Midland, TX Chaparral Center Black Sabbath
11/19/78 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/20/78 Oklahoma City, OK The Myriad Black Sabbath
11/21/78 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/22/78 Corpus Christi, TX Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/23/78 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum Black Sabbath
11/24/78 San Antonio, TX Convention Center Arena Black Sabbath
11/25/78 Dallas, TX Convention Center Arena Black Sabbath
11/26/78 Dallas, TX Convention Center Arena Black Sabbath
11/28/78 Denver, CO McNichols Arena Black Sabbath
12/02/78 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum Black Sabbath
12/03/78 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena Black Sabbath