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Vintage Van Halen Footage from First Two Tours

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

Upgraded, vintage concert footage of Van Halen in Fresno, California over two shows in 1978 and 1979 has becomes surfaced. The material comes from the Selland Arena shows on the band's first two world tours and has been remastered frame by frame in uncompressed HD from the original Fuji single-8 films.

The September 22, 1978 footage features clips of set-opener On Fire from the band's self-titled debut, and the encore of Bottoms Up - 6 months before it would appear on the band's sophomore release.

The March 25, 1979 show was the opening night of the group's world tour in support of the newly-released Van Halen II record, including clips of show-opener Light Up The Sky and mid-set tune, On Fire.