Announcement coming from Dave on Superbowl..

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July 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm Quote #16590


Wicked list of shows! I don’t have 1/2 of these (audio yes, video no). What’s a dude gotta do to grab some of these?

Send me a list of what you have on dvd. I don’t do torrents,or trees,leaves,branches or any of the other ways to acquire shows through the internet. I do the old fashioned snail mail trades.

July 5, 2012 at 3:31 am Quote #16596


Here are the shows that are in circulation through here, JTT, and DIME:

January 5, 2012, Cafe Wha (v) YOUTUBE BTB
February 1, 2012 Henson Studios (v) YOUTUBE
February 8, 2012 LA Family and Freinds
February 18, 2012 Louisville (v) (initial and upgraded audio versions)
February 18, 2012 Louisville (v: DL) BTB multi-cam
February 20, 2012 Detroit Michigan (v: DL) Silver Stallion
February 22, 2012 Indianapolis (v: DL) YOUTUBE
February 22, 2012 Indianapolis: 2 discs (v) taper: Auger3d
February 22, 2012 Indianapolis: 2 discs (v) Silver Stallion multi-cam
February 28, 2012 NY (v: DL) A+ NYCBC BTB
March 1, 2012, NY (v: DL) A+ NYCBC BTB
March 5, 2012 Philadelphia (v: DL) NYCBC BTB
March 9, 2012 Buffalo, RAW Files
March 24, 2012 Atlantic City (v) C-
March 26, 2012 Reading (v: DL) taper: Bcironmaiden
March 26, 2012 Reading: 2 discs (v) taper: tapehead2
March 28, 2012 Washington DC (v) NYCBC
March 30, 2012 Pittsburgh (v)
April 1, 2012 Rosemont: 2 discs (v) Silver Stallion multi-cam
April 12, 2012 Orlando (v: DL)
April 14, 2012 Tampa (v: DL)
April 21, 2012 Greensboro: 2 discs (v) Raw MPG Files
April 21, 2012 Greensboro: 2 discs (v)
April 21, 2012 Greensboro (v) Sound check
April 25, 2012 Charlotte: 2 discs (v)
April 25, 2012 Charlotte (v) Sound check
April 27, 2012 Nashville (v: DL) steecoe
May 1, 2012 Tulsa: 2 discs (v)

In addition, there are NYCBC filmed/authored shows.

Edit: there is also another version of Detroit out there, a non-NYCBC version of NY night one (or is it night 2?), and 2 Blu-Ray versions of the Nashville show.

July 5, 2012 at 3:36 am Quote #16598


Van Halen1/5/2012Cafe Wha,N.Y.C.
Van Halen2/8/2012Dress Rehearsal. L.A.
Van Halen2/18/2012Louisville,Kentucky
Van Halen2/20/2012Auburn Hills,Michigan
Van Halen2/22/2012Indianapolis,Indiana
Van Halen2/24/2012United Center,Chicago
Van Halen2/28/2012M.S.G.New York City
Van Halen3/1/2012M.S.G.New York City
Van Halen3/3/2012Uncasville,Ct.
Van Halen3/5/2012Philadelphia,Pa.
Van Halen3/11/2012TD BankGarden,Boston
Van Halen3/15/2012Montreal,Canada
Van Halen3/17/2012Toronto,Canada
Van Halen3/26/2012Reading,Pa.
Van Halen3/30/2012Pittsburgh,Pa
Van Halen3/24/2012Atlantic City,N.J.
Van Halen3/28/2012Washington, D.C
Van Halen4/1/2012Rosemont,Illinois
Van Halen4/12/2012Orlando,Florida
Van Halen4/14/2012Tampa Bay,Florida
Van Halen4/21/2012Greensboro,sndcheck
Van Halen4/21/2012Greensboro,N.Carolina
Van Halen4/25/2012Charlotte,soundcheck
Van Halen4/25/2012Charlotte,N.Carolina
Van Halen4/27/2012Nashville,Tn.(Blue Ray)
Van Halen5/1/2012Tulsa,Oklahoma
Van Halen5/27/2012Las Vegas (left angle)
Van Halen6/1/2012Staples Center, L.A.

So looking over your list, there are 2 shows not covered by my above list (previous post); namely Van Halen 5/27/2012 Las Vegas (left angle), Van Halen 6/1/2012 Staples Center, L.A.

July 5, 2012 at 3:50 am Quote #16599


I would love VH to do the Superbowl. Who the fuck cares if Dave does not sing like he did 30+ years ago?! Maybe a year or so ago, Ed got cancer again, a few years back he was still fucked up on booze and/or drugs. Now he seems as happy as he has ever been, the band is getting along (maybe they are not, but once again, just like claiming Dave does not put effort into his performance, none of us (well maybe a select few) know what is really going on), they released a fuckin’ great record, just finished a pretty damn great tour (in which they allowed taping), continue to release all kind of cool stuff on the web etc etc.

Who the fuck knows what will happen tomorrow, but if the NFL want VH to play the Superbowl, and the band wants to do it, that is damn cool. Rant over!

July 5, 2012 at 4:22 am Quote #16602


Off topic here….but I just want to say, I’m happy to see peeps keeping track of available VH shows on video from this tour. In the past, I was one to collect any and all from VH and keep a list of it…..but, not so much from this tour. No real reason why. I think maybe I’m just getting old and slow and also (sadly) realize there will never be a Van Halen like the “club days” to ’84 version ever again. That by no means implies that I am disappointed in the 2012 tour or record….I fucking love it. I just don’t feel the need to have “everything” anymore, unless it is something newly released from the above stated classic era (BTB or Silver Stallion releases are of course, exempt from this theory :mrgreen: ).

July 5, 2012 at 9:21 am Quote #16619


It seems like Dave’s vocals got rougher as the tour went along, and as Vain eluded, he’s had colds at times. He generally seemed fine during the beginning of a show – and things got rough at times toward the end of some shows. So assuming his voice is rested, and barring some unforeseen ailment that affects the vocal chords – I don’t see why Dave couldn’t pull off a 15 minute set with a good, strong vocal performance.

July 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm Quote #16832


An Open Letter

I’m compelled to address the now-rampant rumors that Van Halen is playing the Superbowl. First of all let me say this — be still my pigskin heart. That honor has not been bestowed upon us at this time though it is one we would accept in a NY minute.

Having heard VH blaring through stadium speakers on any given Sunday — more like every given Sunday, the idea of playing there live would be like — ‘okay, now we’re in the game’.

Van Halen’s collective memories are — and with all due respect to each and every one of these memories, teeming with been-theres and done-that’s, but none include playing at the Superbowl. Playing at the Superbowl is a veritable holy grail of musical recognition, a highly prized rite of passage for (game-changing) artists. Not a spiritual rite with snake pits or Hebrew school or anything, but it’s up there.

We are not on Commissioner Goodell’s dance card at this time, but we would be most honored to dance the halftime away in New Orleans.

It’s an honor to be considered and for that we would like to thank the rumormongers all over the World Wide Web.

- D-Ro

July 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm Quote #16835


Thanks for posting Ron.

July 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm Quote #16843


Oh shit Dave is becoming diplomatic and politically correct, our society is now doomed as we’ve known it!! LMAO!!

July 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm Quote #16844


I Love D-Ro :mrgreen:

July 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm Quote #16880


Did Van Halen just address a rumor? When did I land on Bizarro World?

Stay Frosty

July 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm Quote #17214


NFL should go bold for Super Bowl musical act
Jul 19, 2012 6:04 PM ET | By Jane McManus

David Lee Roth, Eddie Van HalenRex Features/AP Images
Van Halen would be a Super Bowl choice if the NFL continues with its trend toward blasts from the past.

David Lee Roth said last week that performing at the Super Bowl is a “dream job.” And really, he is right — because it’s a job. The NFL is just about the only entity around with as much interest in retired, semi-irrelevant musical acts that haven’t had a hit in 20 years or so.

Call it the revenge of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction.

Apparently, Van Halen has been floated as a potential halftime act for The Big Game, which would be in keeping with the preserved-in-amber status of many of the acts chosen to entertain America as two football teams get a pep talk.

Van Halen was formed in 1972 and peaked in 1984 before Roth left to do that bikini video for California Girls. Its chart-toppers practically qualify for Golden Oldie status. The raw sexuality of Roth’s tight pants — which I’m sure women who came of age at the dawn of the MTV era remember well — has been, well, tempered by the years.

Yep, Van Halen is officially safe. If they can just stay together as a band.

The NFL is all about picking safe acts after Justin Timberlake exposed Jackson’s breast. (And how did Jackson get all the blame for that?! Timberlake skated away while she was the scorned woman. Typical.)

Since that moment, the NFL has put safety in front of musical relevance. It has chosen acts that at one time might have been bold and fresh, but who now live on a diet of recycled hits. After Timberlake, the NFL presented Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.

And with all-male acts, no nipples to expose!

Too be fair, Madonna was picked last February. But it was a decade or two too late. Part of the fun is guessing which little known rebel is going to give the finger to world, so thanks, M.I.A.

The NFL also had the Black Eyed Peas two years ago in Dallas. The band was modern, but a syntho-pop act that was apparently ill-equipped to do a live show. The show even had a theme that year, the evocative and puzzling “Tron Legacy.” The whole thing was pretty tuneless.

Even the Peas were served after their expiration date.

The NFL needs to turn off the phonograph, walk away from the fax machine and hang up its Nehru jacket. Daddy-o, please do not give us Boston, Air Supply, Sheena Easton, Asia, Motley Crue, Bryan Adams or the Partridge Family this year.

Now that the Supreme Court has decided not to make CBS pay those wardrobe malfunction fines to the FCC, perhaps the NFL can invite the right act for halftime.

Of course I’m talking about Jay-Z and Beyonce. It’s a 2-for-1. Two genres, both artists at the top of their game, and you can feel relatively comfortable that one isn’t going to de-pant the other. After all, they have Ivy Blue to think of.

If the NFL acts now maybe they can get a bonus Alicia Keys, an actual musician who plays the piano and writes her own music. She is also able to perform it outside of the confines of the studio without wilting.

How very un-Peas of Keys.

Some people say Jay-Z, Beyonce and Keys should perform in 2014, when the Super Bowl comes to MetLife Stadium. Aside from the near-certainty they will be playing in the greatest blizzard to hit the Northeast, it would be perfect.

Or the game could get back to its roots.

Back in the days before lip-synching, when singers held real microphones in their hands, the Super Bowl had marching bands like the one from Grambling State University entertain the dozen or so fans who were aware of the event.

Did you know Carol Channing performed in 1970 and ’72, that Up With People was sandwiched in between the Channing appearances and performed several times in the ’80s? The NFL even had a salute to Louis Armstrong in ’72 with no less a songstress than Ella Fitzgerald added to the mix.

Then in ’74 Miss Texas played the fiddle. So I guess that’s a mixed bag.

But then the sport settled on having salutes to cultures organized around a theme, like Paris, Mardi Gras, Motown or the Caribbean. The halftime show wasn’t a band, it was a party! That era ended in 1990, when the NFL couldn’t choose between a salute to New Orleans or to the comic strip Peanuts, so it somehow married the themes. I don’t remember the actual show, but I imagine a poor Charlie Brown encountering Lucy after a hard night on Bourbon Street.

You’ll never learn, Charlie Brown.

Then in 1991, the NFL had the brilliant idea of incorporating New Kids on the Block to — get this — a Salute to the Super Bowl! But what really got the ball rolling on the Show-Tack-U-Lar that we know today was Michael Jackson’s 1983 performance. Ratings went up, more money for ads, and now we have the event that all Americans must watch or risk being arrested for practicing Communism. Your choice, Comrade.

I’ll put it gently; David Lee Roth is not going to take the NFL where it wants to go.

This is the year to draft Jay-Z and Beyonce. If not, there are other acts out there — the Foo Fighters, Adele, Maroon 5 — worth discussing. If not, I hear Grambling still has a pretty good marching band.

October 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm Quote #19797


As one would think No Van Halen for the superbowl AP source: Beyonce set for Super Bowl halftime–spt.html

October 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm Quote #19798

October 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm Quote #19800


i heard on the rtadio at work ..that it will be BIONCE…not sure how to spell it…they said NOTHING bout the mighty VH….just sayin…….Steve


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