Van Halen Kick Off 2015 Tour With Debuts and Rarities

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Van Halen kicked off their 2015 summer tour in Seattle last night, peppering their set list with a half-dozen songs that haven’t been played live in decades – or in some cases, which were making their live debuts.

Bassist Wolfgang Van Halen promised fans “by far the best set list” he’s ever made for this trek, and he delivered a big surprise right out of the gates as the band started the show with “Light Up the Sky” from their 1979 sophomore album. It’s a track that hasn’t been played live in 35 years, according to our friends at the Van Halen News Desk.

The night also saw the live debuts of “Drop Dead Legs” and “Dirty Movies” – both of which we’ve included below – and the return of long-lost gems such as “Feel Your Love Tonight” and “In a Simple Rhyme,” the latter complete with the Women and Children-closing instrumental “Growth.” Of course, essential classics such as “Runnin’ With the Devil” and “Panama” occupied the majority of the evening. Van Halen’s summer tour continues until October 2, and you can get all the dates right here.

Van Halen July 5, 2015 Setlist

“Light Up the Sky” (last played live in 1980)
“Runnin’ With the Devil”
“Romeo Delight”
“Everybody Wants Some!!”
“Drop Dead Legs” (live debut)
“Feel Your Love Tonight” (last played live in 1998)
“Somebody Get Me a Doctor”
“She’s the Woman”
“China Town”
“I’ll Wait”
Drum Solo
“Little Guitars”
“Dance the Night Away”
“Beautiful Girls”
“Women in Love”
“Hot for Teacher”
“In a Simple Rhyme / Growth” (last played live in 1978)
“Dirty Movies” (live debut)
“Ice Cream Man”
“Unchained”
“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
Guitar Solo
“You Really Got Me”
“Panama”
“Jump”

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