VAN HALEN - AUBURN, WA 2015 [EDDIE VAN HALEN R.I.P. 1955 - 2020]

July 13, 2015 – 5:21 am

EDDIE VAN HALEN R.I.P. 1955 - 2020

Eddie Van Halen, guitarist in Van Halen, has died after battling throat cancer. The 65-year-old passed away October 6 according to his son Wolfgang. In a statement, Wolfgang, who plays bass in the band, wrote on Twitter: “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He was the best father I could ever ask for. Every moment I’ve shared with him on and off stage was a gift. My heart is broken and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover from this loss. I love you so much, Pop.”

Van Halen was formed in 1972 with Eddie, his brother drummer Alex Van Halen, Mark Stone and David Lee Roth. Van Halen’s mother was born in Rangkasbitung, Java, in Indonesia. The single “Jump” became the band’s first and only No. 1 pop hit in 1984. An outpouring of grief swept the metal and hard rock world with bands from Metallica to Black Sabbath sending their condolences.

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Auburn, WA 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA; July 5, 2015 (opening night). Very good audience recording.

The fans came out in droves for opening night of Van Halen’s summer tour, breath baited, mullets in tow. A mostly older crowd – with a few youthful stragglers – were treated to a monster set list featuring many classic songs not often heard from the band. Breaking the set open with “Light Up the Sky” the Van Halen family – Eddie, his brother Alex, and his son Wolfgang, along with lead singer David Lee Roth – brought out all the stops. The instrumentals were on point once the band got into the groove, but given it was the first night of tour that’s no surprise.

Roth on the other hand came out of the gate as over-the-top as ever. While his vocals are certainly showing his age, his spinning, matador-like scarf waving, and mic stand tricks came off as quirky and youthful. A few timing hiccups and Roth’s various chattering didn’t slow down the band, or the fans. The crowd sang along with abandon, fists pumping, camera phones in the air.

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Thanks to zososhane69 who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

zososhane69 noted:

Holy shit is all I can say. Ed has never sounded better AND ‘In a Simple Rhyme’ ‘Dirty Movies’ and ‘Drop Dead Legs’ live??!! I’ve seen VH 10 times and this was the best time I’ve ever seen them. Thank god for Wolf and pushing a phenominal set list! The Roth spot before Ice Cream Man is extremely boring and I can only hope the guys catch a breather during this.

Thanks also to eruption1962 for the artwork.

zososhane69 (Shane Pittenger) recording
Row 10 in front of Eddie/Edirol-24 bit-48.0khz wav internal mics/CD Wave editor/TLH - flac
Stepped down to 16 bit 44 kHz for this share.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Light Up the Sky 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 102. Runnin With the Devil 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 103. Romeo Delight 5:13 (8.8MB)
Track 104. Everybody Wants Some 6:31 (10.9MB)
Track 105. Drop Dead Legs 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 106. Feel Your Love Tonight 2:54 (4.9MB)
Track 107. Somebody Get Me a Doctor 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 108. She’s the Woman 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 109. Chinatown 3:22 (5.7MB)
Track 110. I’ll Wait 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 111. Alex 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 112. Little Guitars 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 113. Dance The Night Away 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 114. Beautiful Girls 3:39 (6.1MB)
58 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Woman In Love 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 202. Hot For Teacher 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 203. In a Simple Rhyme 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 204. Dirty Movies 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 205. Roth 8:10 (13.7MB)
Track 206. Ice Cream Man 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 207. Unchained 4:47 (8.0MB)
Track 208. Ain’t Talkin Bout Love 5:12 (8.8MB)
Track 209. Edward 8:56 (15.0MB)
Track 210. You Really Got Me 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 211. Panama 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 212. Jump 5:28 (9.2MB)
63 mins

David Lee Roth - vocals
Eddie Van Halen - guitar
Wolfgang Van Halen - bass
Alex Van Halen - drums

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  1. 47 Responses to “VAN HALEN - AUBURN, WA 2015 [EDDIE VAN HALEN R.I.P. 1955 - 2020]”

  2. Super! Thank you, BigO! More Van Halen, please!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Jul 13, 2015

  3. i’ll see van halen here in b’ham 9.17.15 at oak
    mountain amphitheatre, bigo. i’ll wait to get that show. i have a bunch of van halen boots in my library and one from fair warning tour on two cd-r’s.


    By Ed Saad on Jul 13, 2015

  4. Come on people, let’s be honest here. It sounds like Roth has just finished gargling broken glass. The rest of the band sound competent, but uninspired. Like the Stones, Yes, and so many other “classic” bands, it’s all about filling those coffers. Nothing wrong with that, but it is generally prudent to at least act like playing to Pittburgh or Milwaukee is a highlight of the band’s life. It’s called show biz.

    By Lightning Popkins on Jul 15, 2015

  5. would not even cross the street to see them.
    kiss rules!

    By gene semens on Jul 15, 2015

  6. sampled a couple tracks and deleted right away.

    By dropkick sarge on Jul 17, 2015

  7. 208 Aint Talking Bout…HUH?!? Aint Talking Bout Singing either. At least he apologized, right? All that was about his singing, right? RIGHT??

    By ScarRad on Aug 31, 2015

  8. 113 Guess Roth showed up to make sure everyone afterward said, “What a way to PISS the night away!”

    210 “Yeah, we really FOOLED you now, we got you so you can’t sleep tonight”

    By ScarRad on Aug 31, 2015

  9. Eddie Van Halen dead of throat cancer R.I.P.

    By GMAL on Oct 7, 2020

  10. You will be missed , Van . Rest in peace

    By Derrick on Oct 7, 2020

  11. His is Edward Van Halen. Who is Van?

    By HHH on Oct 7, 2020

  12. That comment was not me . Another name hijackin asshole , but I agree It fuckin sucks that all these musicians and athletes from our youth keep droppin like flys . Wasn’t a big Van Halen fan , back then. But Eddie kept the rock spirit alive in the 80s when rockn roll started changin and dying . Bonham died and Zep broke up . Ozzy left Sabbath, Keith Moon died and The Who wasn’t the same band afterwards

    By Derrick on Oct 7, 2020

  13. Every fuckin decade since the 70s has gotten worse and worse for rock music. Hated them big hair bands in the 80s like Motley Crue , scorpions , Def Leppard . REM was talented I guess , but to me they was a bunch of college band whipper snappers . Never cared for Springsteen either . The only thing good bout the 80s and 90s was Tom petty and his band . Zep was gone , The Who was by then a fuckin joke . After 2000 much everything sucks . Just a bunch of rap shit and little teen twats shakin their asses , lipsinkin to piped in music . Shit don’t even know if bands play their own music no more

    By Derrick on Oct 7, 2020

  14. DD , I can’t even name a great rock lead guitarist in his 20s and 30s today . Kids today don’t seem to love rock music like we did . When I was a kid everybody wanted to be either Jimmy Page or Bart Starr / Johnny Unitas / Mickey Mantle in sports . Shit I don’t know what kids are into today . They just sit in front of their laptops wit earplugs and iPhones.

    By Derrick on Oct 7, 2020

  15. Derrick, Eddie Van Halen , Bob Gibson , Tom Seaver and Lou Brock have all left this earth , yet Orange face Donald Trump is still here . That shows how unfair life is .

    By HHH on Oct 7, 2020

  16. maybe we will get lucky hhh and orange face will be gone

    By David Duke on Oct 7, 2020

  17. Rumor is that Van Halen was a Jew and had a lil un

    By U L E on Oct 7, 2020

  18. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Oct 7, 2020

  19. Actually Rumor has it Eddie had a Big Un

    By U L E on Oct 7, 2020

  20. David , derrick, Orange face and all his staffers and republican brown nosers keep testing positive, but no one ever seems to get sick . That just feeds his narrative that covid isn’t serious.

    By HHH on Oct 7, 2020

  21. The herd immunity approach.

    By HHH on Oct 7, 2020

  22. HHH, Im hearing that as the virus mutates it is not as potent as the first strain

    By David Duke on Oct 7, 2020

  23. A 33-year-old Georgia woman has become at least the 31st transgender or gender-nonconforming person to die by violence in the U.S. this year, according to LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. I gots to worry now. No more fooling men

    By U L E on Oct 7, 2020

  24. RIP Johnny Nash 80 natural causes big hit I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Is Gone.

    By ScarRad on Oct 7, 2020

  25. HEY BIG O WHAT GIVES???? That was the best you could come up with for such an important person in rock history? That is beyond reprehensible!

    Doesn’t anyone have the balls to tell Dave to shut up?

    By Sumdh Umfuq on Oct 8, 2020

  26. R.I.P. Eddie…

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Oct 8, 2020

  27. Yeah ScarRad . I remember Johnny Nash and that great song . Was it 66 or 67 ? Not sure . It’s sucks man . They is droppin like flys . All the great musicians and athletes too . Losin Eddie and now Johnny Nash . Sports, still reeling over Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Tom Seaver , all gone within a month

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  28. That asshole Trump is still here though . That motherfucker . Hate Biden too though

    By Derrick on Oct 8, 2020

  29. R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen . Another great one gone . We are slowly but surely losing them all . I doubt anyone today will be as respected as these greats we’ve lost the last few years .. still in pain over Tom Petty .

    By Bill on Oct 8, 2020

  30. Back around the end of High School we used to see Van Halen play at backyard parties around Pasadena. Later I saw them open for UFO at the Golden West Ballroom in 1976. Some years later I was working in the mountains at a YMCA camp and the lifeguard showed up with their first album. Then around 1990 I worked with a girl who showed me photos of her and Eddie whom she used to date. RIP Eddie. He kept R & R going while the music industry began to decline.

    By sking on Oct 8, 2020

  31. oo poo pa doo

    By Madame Phoot on Oct 8, 2020

  32. Hey Bill your infatuation with Tom Petty is too much man. Bet ya fantasise about Ol TP’s pecker up yer ass. Go on admit it you know you want to

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 8, 2020

  33. They should have called it a day after the 1990s third lead singer debacle (can’t even remember his name, that’s how bad it was… the guy from Extreme)

    By sunny on Oct 10, 2020

  34. R.I.P. whitey ford

    By David Duke on Oct 10, 2020

  35. DD , Rest In Peace Whitey Ford 91 years young . They keep droppin like fly’s . Al Kaline , Tom Seaver , Lou Brock , Bob Gibson , and now Whitey Ford . All in the span of six months. Devastating

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  36. Willie Mays and Hank Aaron is still alive but for how long Mays is 90 , Hank is 86 . It won’t be long for them sad to say

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  37. DD , ain’t Jim Palmer gettin up there in age too ? Think he’s bout Seaver’s age . 75 or so

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  38. Think Juan Marichal, Sandy Koufax , Luis Tiant , Denny McClain and Mickey Lolich is still alive , but gettin old too

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  39. Koufax is the same age as Gibson was 84 . Think Sandy is one month younger than Bob . Marichal is in his 80s too . McClain is 76 , Lolich 81

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  40. Derrick you sound like Bill and his Tom Petty. At least wait till they die before you cry.

    By HHH on Oct 10, 2020

  41. Triple h , you need to shut your pie hole . I will put my foot up your ass if you don’t

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  42. Please put your foot (or anything else) up my ass while you’re at it

    By U L E on Oct 10, 2020

  43. Twernt me above. Rumor has it that Derrick, David & HHH all have Lil Uns, with Derrick being the Lilst Un

    By U L E on Oct 10, 2020

  44. My dic k is small but I will still kick your ass fool

    By Derrick on Oct 10, 2020

  45. Don’t speak to me like that Derrick. Otherwise I will be forced to come around your house and get your mama to give you a damn good spankin’

    By HHH on Oct 10, 2020

  46. @Sumdh Umfuq

    Was giving it a few days but yeah man- 2015??

    By atomicpunk on Oct 15, 2020

  47. Roth sounds awful,i had to check the notes to see if it was Him. I am a massive fan of the first album,then,i.m.o. it went downhill and i gave up on them Years ago. Jump made me decide that they had nothing more to offer me. Little Dreamer,Ain`t Talkin` `bout Love and Feel Your Love,still hit me in the same spot all these Years on. Bands can get away with dodgy vocals,in a live capacity,but recordings are a different fettle of kish.

    By David Scargill on Nov 14, 2020

  48. For Fucks Sake. I can`t believe this site is still flooded with,painfully unfunny Dick Jokes. Give it a Fucking rest will ya. I expected highbrow,informative,intelligent comments on a site like this. It celebrates the Love of Music,and anoraks like myself,have devoured the great uploads over the years. I don`t believe any subject matter is above finding the funny side,but i grew out of this sort of shit when i was a very young lad,as most people i converse with have. and it isn`t worthy of this site. Up your game,or piss off to a site where i don`t have to read your dross. I Love reading others opinions about the Music i am passionate about,but the comments worth reading are being swamped by dross,by people of,it seems,very little intelligence and even less wit.

    By David Scargill on Nov 14, 2020

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