Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Pasadena pays tribute to Van Halen with public performance stage

Pasadena, CA is paying tribute to hometown heroes Van Halen 50 years after the band formed in the California city.

According to ABC7 Los Angeles, Pasadena city officials have approved naming a public performance stage in a new park after the group, which was formed in 1972 by local legends and brothers Alex and Eddie Van Halen.

The Van Halen Stage will be part of a new 1-acre Playhouse Village Park at 701 East Union Street between El Molino and Oak Knoll avenues.

The city held public outreach to solicit suggestions for the name of the new park, with Eddie Van Halen as one of the most popular suggestions, while a city commission recommended naming the performing stage not just for Eddie, but the entire band.

Construction on the park is expected to be completed this summer.

The adopted hometown of the brothers Van Halen, Pasadena honored Eddie last year with a memorial plaque on a wall outside of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where Van Halen performed 14 times between 1975 and 1978 before the release of their groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut album.

Eddie Van Halen passed away in October 2020 at the age of 65 from a stroke following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Van Halen were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007.
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