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While we've been lucky in terms of winter, it's still hard not to yearn for spring and summer right now, especially because so much great live music is performed in the city and suburbs during those warm months.
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#1 Mar 15, 2012
Find Van Halen Tickets for all touring cities here at http://www.tonsoftickets.com/Van-Halen/van-ha...
#2 Mar 22, 2012
No one wants tickets to see those old balding fools
Get off the stage you wrinkled, dried up prunes.
#3 Apr 19, 2012
Yes the tour is doing very well and selling out they just added 20 more tour dates
#4 Apr 20, 2012
The new album tanked.
So, Van Halen packs in small casino arenas?
If people see the show, they walk out disappointed.
They're old and obviously rusty.
A really big comedown from their glory daze.
#5 May 14, 2012
Van Halen are getting great reviews and playing sold-out arenas.
From Calgary Sun:
Maybe you can turn back the hands of time to 1984 if only for a couple of hours.
Although Sammy Hagar is a good singer, so-so songwriter, solid frontman and expert tequila maker, Van Halen was never really Van Halen without David Lee Roth. Its true.
At 57 years of age, the clown prince of rock n roll hijinx, shenanigans and tomfoolery was actually in fine form Wednesday night.
Unlike Hagar, Diamond Dave was never much of a singer, but for some reason or another its never really mattered. And it didnt Wednesday.
The verticals of his patented flying scissor kicks arent quite what they used to be, but Roth brought the excited Calgary classic rock contingent to its collective feet as he first appeared on the massive minimalist stage and launched in the quick one-two punch of Unchained from 1981s Fair Warning and Runnin With The Devil from the still outstanding self-titled 1978 debut.
Resplendent in black sequined jacket, pants and white scarf, Roth could barely contain himself.
Were off to a flying start tonight, Calgary! he bellowed to raucous applause in front of the giant LED video screen.
Flanked by bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, Uncle Alex on drums and dear old dad, Eddie, on guitar, the tales of internal dysfunction and destruction seem to be a thing of the past.
Touring behind the first new Van Halen record in 14 years and the first with Roth in 28 the key players of Roth and Eddie Van Halen seem committed, fit, healthy, disease-free and even happy.
For all of his mad genius guitar histrionics, flakiness and overall craziness, Eddie remains one of the great rock guitarists of all time. Some 35 years after forming the band in Pasadena, Calif., his style and techniques are still oft-imitated, but never duplicated.
He smiled brightly while finger-tapping his way through Shes The Woman, first single, Tattoo, from the new A Different Kind Of Truth album, Everybody Wants Some!! from Women and Children First and Somebody Get Me A Doctor from the second album. After all, it wasnt like we were going to be hearing anything 5150 or OU812.
The interplay and chemistry between father and son was as effective as it was, er, heart-warming. The kid can play and the harmonies of Wolfgang and Eddie often overshadowed Diamond Dave. Is it live or is it Memorex? You be the judge. Unfortunately live sometimes just isnt live anymore.
The band poured it on through Hear About It Later, the Roy Orbison nugget Oh, Pretty Woman, its second most famous cover of the Kinks You Really Got Me, and Dance The Night Away from Van Halen II. Indeed, these were the tunes everyone came to hear.
The crowd was far from ready to go home as the group pulled out Beautiful Girls, Ice Cream Man and Panama.
It wouldnt be an old-school Van Halen throwdown without a 10-minute guitar solo, and EVH provided the flash and substance as only he can. Eruption man, forget about it. This guy is still really something.
The show had yet to conclude at press time, but, not surprisingly, every show on the current tour has ended with Aint Talkin Bout Love and, of course, Jump.
#7 Dec 5, 2014
My wife and I love music, especially when we can hear it live. I'm just sad we haven't been to one for over a year now. I think that would be a nice thing to do for a date. http://www.seafoodspringhill.com
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