WATCH: Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
29 years ago, David Lee Roth returned to the Civic Center for the second time as a solo artist.
Diamond Dave arrived in Portland on March 29, 1988 on the Skyscraper World Tour. Skyscraper was the second and last album with his superhuman line-up of Steve Vai on guitar, Gregg Bissonette on drums and Billy Sheehan on bass. WBLM was spinning the new song, Just Like Paradise. This album also gave us the Blimpville favorite, Damn Good. The opening band that night was Faster Pussycat.
We can't find the set list for this Portland show. But they did play at the Centrum the following month and chances are pretty good that the song line-up at the CCCC went like this too.
Live in Wusstah!
So when's that Eat 'Em and Smile-apres-Van Halen-supergroup reunion gonna happen? We're still waiting over here!
Check out the original video featuring Dave doing some insane rock-climbing!