Saturday, May 26, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen – Watch complete Pittsburgh concert

Van Halen made major headlines recently when the band abruptly postponed a full series of summer US dates of its “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour without explanation.

A few days after the announcement, singer David Lee Roth explained the situation, saying “As usual, we bit off way more than we can chew when it came to scheduling. The band is winning, but our schedule has been sidelined for unnecessary roughness. If we continue past July 4th and all the way into Australia and Japan, then we’re asking for the robot zombie tour.”

“We’re gonna take a break because this tour is gonna take us about two years,”
added Roth.

"The band is getting along famously, better than we have in quite some time, and I think the shows reveal that through the miracle of YouTube,” Roth said. “I think we're one of the few bands who relishes you bringing whatever camera — if you can carry it in and pull the trigger on it yourself, then please do. And through the eye of YouTube, you can see that we're having ourselves a hell of a time, and I think that translates into the music.”

Plenty of fans are taking the band up on the chance to film the 2012 shows, including the group’s late March stop in Pittsburgh at the Consol Energy Center.

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Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – March 30, 2012

01 - Unchained
02 - Runnin' With the Devil
03 - She's the Woman
04 - Romeo Delight
05 - Tattoo
06 - Everybody Wants Some!!
07 - Somebody Get Me a Doctor
08 - China Town
09 - Jamie's Cryin'
10 - Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison cover)
11 - Drum Solo
12 - You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
13 - Blood and Fire
14 - Dance the Night Away
15 - I'll Wait
16 - Hot for Teacher
17 - Women In Love
18 - Girl Gone Bad
19 - Beautiful Girls
20 - Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
21 - Panama
22 - Guitar Solo
23 - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
24 - Jump

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Van Halen – songs 1 - 8
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – March 30, 2012

Van Halen – songs 9 - 16
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – March 30, 2012

Van Halen – songs 17 - 24
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – March 30, 2012

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