Let’s take a break from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and let’s talk about New York for just a few seconds.
Last night, Van Halen…yes Van Halen…played a gig at a very tiny club in the Village. And David Lee Roth was on vocals. Yes, he’s back in the band. Only 250 people were there. Watch the video above. That’s what it looked and sounded like.
Apparently some of the lucky folks there included Jimmy Fallon and Kirk Douglas. MoJoe wasn’t there, but this is still awesome, and we support it.
Diamond Dave’s uncle used to own the joint, and Dylan and Hendrix, among others, have played there.
It was something of a warm-up gig before they release a new album and begin an arena tour in February.
In his review, New York Daily News music critic Jim Farber included the set list, which borrowed from their debut, “Van Halen II” and “1984” and had a new song (“She’s the Woman”) thrown in for good measure:
You Really Got Me
Running With The Devil
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
She’s The Woman
Dance The Night Away
Hot For Teacher
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
How do you think ole DLR and the crew sounds? You gonna take some time off from the primaries and go and see them if they hit your town?