1981 Van Halen Tour Dates
Fair Warning Tour (1981)
Van Halen's fourth world tour, this 10-month outing was at the time considered the largest continental tour in rock and roll history. Opening acts included The Fools and The Granati Brothers (aka G-Force), along with a special opening gig for The Rolling Stones.
Date Location Venue Opening Act
5/12/81 Halifax Metro Center Halifax, Nova Scotia The Fools
5/13/81 Moncton Coliseum Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada The Fools (Cancelled)
5/15/81 Providence, RI Providence Civic Center The Fools
5/16/81 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center The Fools
5/17/81 Glen Falls, NY Glen Falls Civic Center The Fools
5/18/81 Rochester, NY Rochester War Memorial N/A
5/20/81 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center N/A
5/22/81 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall The Fools
5/23/81 Dayton, OH Hara Arena N/A
5/24/81 Kalamzaoo, MI Wings Stadium The Fools
5/27/81 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum N/A
5/31/81 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum N/A
6/02/81 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum The Fools
6/04/81 Seattle, WA Seattle Center Coliseum The Fools
6/05/81 Seattle, WA Seattle Center Coliseum The Fools
6/08/81 Portland, OR Portland Memorial Coliseum 3 Out of 5 Doctors
6/09/81 Portland, OR Portland Memorial Coliseum 3 Out of 5 Doctors
6/11/81 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum The Fools
6/12/81 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum The Fools
6/13/81 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum The Fools
6/16/81 Las Vegas, NV Alladin N/A
6/18/81 Fresno, CA Selland Arena The Fools
6/19/81 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena N/A
6/20/81 Inglewood, CA Great Western Forum The Fools
6/21/81 Inglewood, CA Great Western Forum The Fools
7/02/81 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Arena N/A
7/03/81 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena The Fools
7/04/81 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena The Fools
7/05/81 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena The Fools
7/07/81 St. Paul, MN St. Paul Civic Center N/A
7/09/81 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena The Fools
7/10/81 Chicago, IL International Amphitheater N/A
7/11/81 Chicago, IL International Amphitheater The Fools
7/12/81 Madison, WI Dane County Memorial Coliseum N/A
7/14/81 Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Civic Center The Fools
7/16/81 New Haven, CT New Haven Coliseum N/A
7/17/81 New York, NY Madison Square Garden N/A
7/18/81 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum N/A
7/20/81 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum The Fools
7/21/81 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum The Fools
7/22/81 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum The Fools
7/24/81 Boston, MA Boston Gardens G-Force
7/25/81 Boston, MA Boston Gardens N/A
7/26/81 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center N/A
7/27/81 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center G-Force
7/28/81 Largo, MD Capital Centre N/A
7/29/81 Largo, MD Capital Centre N/A
7/30/81 Largo, MD Capital Centre N/A
7/31/81 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Memorial Auditorium G-Force
8/02/81 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum The Fools
8/03/81 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum The Fools
8/04/81 Toronto, ON Maple Leaf Gardens G-Force
8/05/81 Montreal, QE Montreal Forum N/A
8/18/81 Hollywood, FL The Sportatorium G-Force
8/19/81 Lakeland, FL Lakeland Civic Center G-Force
8/22/81 Atlanta, GA The Omni G-Force
8/23/81 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum N/A
8/24/81 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum N/A
8/25/81 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum N/A
8/27/81 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum G-Force
8/29/81 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Coliseum The Fools
8/30/81 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium G-Force
8/31/81 Birmingham, AL Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum N/A
9/01/81 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum G-Force
9/03/81 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Civic Center N/A
9/04/81 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum G-Force
9/05/81 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Highway Coliseum N/A
9/06/81 Baton Rouge, LA Riverside Centroplex N/A
9/08/81 Shreveport, LA Hirsch Memorial Coliseum N/A
9/10/81 Dallas, TX Reunion Arena N/A
9/12/81 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum G-Force
9/13/81 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum G-Force
9/28/81 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum G-Force
9/29/81 San Digego, CA San Diego Sports Arena N/A
10/02/81 Austin, TX Special Events Center N/A
10/03/81 Norman, OK Lloyd Noble Arena G-Force
10/06/81 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum G-Force
10/07/81 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum G-Force
10/09/81 San Antonio, TX Convention Center Arena G-Force
10/15/81 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Assembly Center G-Force
10/16/81 Wichita, KS Kansas Coliseum The Fools
10/17/81 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena N/A
10/18/81 St. Louis, MO The Checkerdome G-Force
10/20/81 Omaha, NE Omaha Civic Auditorium Arena G-Force
10/21/81 Cedar Rapids, IA Five Seasons Center G-Force
10/24/81 Orlando, FL Tangerine Bowl Rolling Stones *
10/25/81 Orlando, FL Tangerine Bowl Rolling Stones *