36 years ago, Van Halen returned to Portland for a third time. It was their second sold-out show as a headliner at the CCCC. On May 16, 1981, the ‘Noize Boyz’ brought their Fair Warning Tour to Blimpville unleashing new songs live like Unchained, Mean Street and Hear About It Later. There were 82 shows on this North American tour and 79 of them were sold out! This is Van Halen at their most ferocious…all killah, no fillah! This was also the last time the original line-up of Eddie, Alex, Michael and Dave played here.

They rocked it wicked hahd that early 80s night!


We got news over the weekend that Sammy Hagar would like a tour where David Lee Roth sings the VH Mach I songs and he of course sings the Van Hagar songs. The idea would also include bassist/ridiculously great backing vocalist, Michael Anthony. Sammy thinks reuniting is likely. Let's do this!


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