Friday, July 6, 2012

VIDEO: Van Halen soundcheck with soundboard audio

Some rare Van Halen soundcheck video from their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour has surfaced.

Footage of the band’s April 21st soundcheck at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC was caught on video and synced with soundboard audio captured from the signal to the inner ear monitors worn by the band members.

As David Lee Roth skips the pre-show ritual in order to save his voice for the show, it’s up to the Van Halen family to perform the daily soundcheck routine, with Wolfgang often filling in on vocals for the absent Roth.

In part 1 of the footage, Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen run through instrumental versions of “Unchained,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “She’s The Woman” and “Tattoo.”

Part 2 features two rare gems that have yet to make appearances in the show: “As Is,” from the new album, and Van Halen II’s “Light Up The Sky.”

While introducing “As Is” to the small group of fans assembled in the arena, Eddie said “I’m not sure if we’re playing this one tonight, but if Dave decides to sing it, at least we’ll be prepared.”

Van Van Halen

Van Halen – soundcheck part 1
Video/audio sync starts at 5:42
Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC – April 21, 2012

Van Halen – soundcheck part 2
Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC – April 21, 2012

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