VH 2012 live concert running times

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June 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm Quote #16241

ron
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Since the start of the 2012 Van Halen tour, their show has added a little more than 10 minutes of content while maintaining the same number of songs/solo spots.

Possible reasons:
a) the band is playing slower
b) a slightly different set of songs are longer than the set of songs they started the tour with
c) there is more between song banter
d) there is more in-song noodling
e) ????

discuss.


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June 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm Quote #16242

mcs5150
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One reason is that they have added a jam during Unchained.


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June 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm Quote #16243

JasonA
(1010)

Dave’s talking more between songs, or stopping the show altogether because of the blowers :)


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June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm Quote #16244

mcs5150
(1085)

JasonA:
Dave’s talking more between songs, or stopping the show altogether because of the blowers :)

LOL. I think he almost never comments on the blowers now.


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June 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm Quote #16246

jroundy
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mcs5150: LOL. I think he almost never comments on the blowers now.

Probably, because after playing 15, or so shows, the tour manager finally got the arena manager to keep the A/C off.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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June 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm Quote #16247

PT5150
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Jams on middle of songs..
What are the shows clocking in now at Ron 2 plus hours??


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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June 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm Quote #16249

eruption1962
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Ed’s solo is about 2 minutes longer than it was at the start of the tour!


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June 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm Quote #16250

sickman
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I would say a combo. In the start of the tour there were some shows where Dave cut his ICM banter short. On top of that they’ve added some more jamming during other songs like Unchained and EBWS.


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June 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm Quote #16255

ffoner
(1047)

I personally wish Roth would give us 45 minutes on his dogs. :roll:


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June 27, 2012 at 10:12 am Quote #16271

kaloway
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It may just be a simple case of the guys are having more fun and screwing around more. When they first started they followed a ‘script’. Now they are comfortable with the show and performing with more fun.


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June 27, 2012 at 11:49 am Quote #16272

sickman
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I think when they come back they should have a medley section where just the 3 of them do about 10 minutes of some of the classic song riffs that Dave can’t or won’t sing.


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June 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm Quote #16274

jroundy
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sickman:
I think when they come back they should have a medley section where just the 3 of them do about 10 minutes of some of the classic song riffs that Dave can’t or won’t sing.

That sounds good to me!!


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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June 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm Quote #16316

ron
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Seems that it’s a little of everything. Like a jam thrown into Unchained, Dave’s story telling in the middle of The Trouble With Never, Dave’s extra dancing, or the Illegal Evelyn story inside Dance The Night Away, a longer EVH solo spot, etc… A minute here and there adds up I guess.


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