1979 Van Halen Tour Dates
Van Halen II Tour (1979)
Van Halen's second world tour, where they opened for Ted Nugent as well as headlining several gigs. The band also took part in several festivals including the 2nd Texxas Jam and the Califfornia World Music Festival.
Date Location Venue Opening Act
3/25/79 Fresno, CA Selland Arena The Fabulous Poodles
3/26/79 Redding, CA Redding Civic Auditorium N/A
3/27/79 Medford, OR Jackson County Expo N/A
3/29/79 Missoula, MT Harry Adams Fieldhouse N/A
3/30/79 Caldwell, ID Simplot Stadium Fieldhouse None
3/31/79 Logan, UT Utah State University Granati Brothers
4/03/79 Tacoma, WA University of Puget Sound Big Horn
4/05/79 San Rafael, CA Marin Center Barooga Bandit
4/06/79 San Jose, CA San Jose Center For the Performing Arts Barooga Bandit
4/07/79 San Jose, CA San Jose Center For the Performing Arts Barooga Bandit
4/08/79 Los Angeles, CA Memorial Coliseum April Wine/Boomtown Rats/Brownsville/Cheech and Chong/
Eddie Money/Mother's Finest/Toto/UFO/Van Halen/Aerosmith
4/10/79 Reno, NV Centennial Coliseum Robert Fleischman
4/12/79 Seattle, WA Center Arena Eddie Money
4/13/79 Seattle, WA Center Arena Eddie Money
4/14/79 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum Eddie Money (Cancelled)
4/16/79 Portland, OR Jantzen Beach Eddie Money
4/17/79 Portland, OR Jantzen Beach Eddie Money
4/18/79 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum Eddie Money
4/19/79 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum Eddie Money
4/21/79 Boulder, CO Fieldhouse Robert Fleischman
4/22/79 Boulder, CO Fieldhouse Robert Fleischman
4/24/79 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium Robert Fleischman
4/26/79 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom N/A
4/28/79 St. Louis, MO Checkerdome Robert Fleischman
4/29/79 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena N/A
5/01/79 Detroit, MI Masonic Auditorium N/A
5/02/79 Detroit, MI Masonic Auditorium Jay Ferguson
5/03/79 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium N/A
5/05/79 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Coliseum N/A
5/06/79 Louisville, KY Louisville Gardens Granati Brothers
5/07/79 Pittsburgh, PA Stanley Theater N/A
5/08/79 Toledo, OH Toledo Sports Arena Robert Fleischman
5/09/79 Buffalo, NY Memorial Auditorium Robert Fleischman
5/11/79 Washington, DC Warner Theatre Robert Fleischman
5/12/79 New York, NY The Paladium Robert Fleischman
5/13/79 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater Robert Fleischman
5/15/79 Toronto, ON Maple Leaf Gardens N/A
5/16/79 London, ON Gardens N/A
5/17/79 Syrcause, NY Manley Fieldhouse Robert Fleischman
5/18/79 Rochester, NY War Memorial Robert Fleischman
5/19/79 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum Granati Brothers
5/30/79 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater N/A
6/01/79 Norfolk, VA Norfolk Arena N/A
6/02/79 Raleigh, NC Carter Stadium Poco/Van Halen/Boston/The Outlaws (order unknown)
6/04/79 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum N/A
6/05/79 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium N/A
6/07/79 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum N/A
6/08/79 Little Rock, AR Barton Coliseum N/A
6/09/79 Dallas, TX Cotton Bowl (2nd Texxas Jam) TKO/Sammy Hagar/Nazareth/Van Halen/Heart/Boston/Blue Oyster Cult
6/10/79 New Orleans, LA Superdome Granati Brothers/Sammy Hagar/Nazareth/Van Halen/Boston/Heart/Blue Oyster Cult
6/14/79 Brussels, Belgium Forest National St. Paradise
6/15/79 Amsterdam, NL Jaap Edenhal St. Paradise
6/17/79 Dusseldorf, GE Philipshalle N/A
6/18/79 Offenbach, GE Stadthalle N/A
6/19/79 Munchen, GE Circus Krone N/A
6/20/79 Paris, FR N/A N/A
6/21/79 Lyon, FR Palais Des Sports N/A
6/22/79 Paris, FR Porte de Pantin St. Paradise
6/25/79 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Odeon St. Paradise
6/26/79 Newcastle, UK Newcastle City Hall St. Paradise
6/27/79 Manchester, UK Apollo Theatre St. Paradise
6/28/79 London, UK Rainbow Theater Ballroom St. Paradise
6/29/79 London, UK Rainbow Theater Ballroom St. Paradise
7/01/79 Seattle, WA Center Arena N/A
7/06/79 West Palm Beach, FL West Palm Beach Auditorium N/A
7/07/79 Miami, FL Miami Jai-Alai Fronton N/A
7/08/79 Lakeland, FL Lakeland Civic Center N/A
7/10/79 Corpus Christi, TX Memorial Coliseum N/A
7/11/79 Houston, TX The Music Hall Screams
7/12/79 Houston, TX The Music Hall N/A
7/14/79 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center N/A
7/15/79 Midland, TX Chaparral Center N/A
7/16/79 Austin, TX Municipal Auditorium N/A
7/17/79 San Antonio, TX Convention Center Arena Screams
7/19/79 Wichita, KS Century II Convention Center Screams
7/20/79 Tulsa, OK Assembly Center N/A
7/21/79 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall N/A
7/22/79 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium N/A
7/24/79 St. Paul, MN St. Paul Civic Auditorium N/A
7/25/79 St. Paul, MN St. Paul Civic Auditorium N/A
7/26/79 Dubuque, IA Five Flags ** Screams
7/27/79 Springfield, IL Illinois State Armory Screams
7/28/79 Dayton, OH Fieldhouse N/A
8/06/79 Little Rock, AR Barton Coliseum N/A
8/10/79 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center Screams
8/11/79 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Convention Hall Screams
8/12/79 New Haven, CT New Haven Coliseum Screams
8/14/79 Cleveland, OH Music Hall Screams
8/15/79 Cleveland, OH Music Hall Screams
8/17/79 Springfield, MA Springfield Civic Center Screams
8/18/79 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Coliseum N/A
8/20/79 Madison, WI Dane County Memorial Coliseum Screams
8/21/79 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Auditorium N/A
8/25/79 Oakland, CA Oakland Auditorium Arena Screams
8/26/79 Oakland, CA Oakland Auditorium Arena Screams
9/03/79 Kyoto, JP Kyoto Kaikan N/A
9/05/79 Fukuoka, JP Kyoden-Taiiku-Kan N/A
9/07/79 Nagoya, JP Shi Kokaido N/A
9/08/79 Kurashiki, JP Shimin Kaikan N/A
9/10/79 Osaka, JP Furitsu Taiiku Kan N/A
9/11/79 Osaka, JP Furitsu Taiiku Kan N/A
9/13/79 Tokyo, JP Budokan N/A
9/18/79 Edmonton, AB Coliseum N/A
9/19/79 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral N/A
9/22/79 Regina, SK Regina Agridome Screams
9/23/79 Winnipeg, MB Convention Center Screams
9/25/79 Duluth, MN Arena Screams
9/27/79 Bismark, ND Civic Center N/A
9/28/79 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rox
9/29/79 Billings, MT Yellowstone Metra N/A
10/02/79 Tucson, AZ Tucson Community Center Arena Screams
10/03/79 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Exhibition Hall Screams
10/06/79 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena Screams
10/07/79 Los Angeles, CA Fabulous Forum Screams