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Van Halen played PNC Bank Arts Center (pics, setlist), continuing on tour

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Van Halen @ PNC Bank Arts Center 8/9/2015
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But Roth’s boundless energy, comedy and poise kept the ship from sinking. After more than 35 years, he still feels like a bonafide rock star, with every shimmy, spin and over-exaggerated gesture. A polished, wooden dance floor at center stage allowed the entertainer to operate more smoothly, and he slid from one dance move to the next. Roth may look older than 60 but he still moves like the man from “Fair Warning” and “1984.”

And then there’s that ever-beaming, toothy grin. It’s tough to criticize someone who maintains a perfect smile for two hours. Early on, Roth made time with a girl in the front row: “You look a little young, do I know your mom?” – [NJ.com]

Rock vets Van Halen played Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center on Sunday (8/9), the first of three NY-area shows. David Lee Roth may not be able to hit the high notes anymore, but his boundless enthusiasm remains. The band’s 25-song set included all the big Diamond Dave era hits, such as “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Dance the Night Away,” “Hot for Teacher,” “Panama” and “Jump.” Setlist and pics from the set, including ones of opener Kenny Wayne Shepherd, are in this post.

Van Halen’s tour rolls on, stopping Thursday (8/13) and Saturday (8/15) at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and and then August 27 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ — tickets to both are still available. All remaining tour dates are listed below…

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SETLIST: Van Halen @ PNC Bank Arts Center 8/9/2015
“Light Up the Sky”
“Runnin’ With the Devil”
“Romeo Delight”
“Everybody Wants Some!!”
“Drop Dead Legs”
“Feel Your Love Tonight”
“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”
“Dirty Movies”
“Ice Cream Man” (John Brim cover)
“Unchained”
“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
Guitar Solo
“You Really Got Me” (The Kinks cover)
“Panama”
“Jump”

Van Halen – 2015 Tour Dates
Tuesday August 11, Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center
Thursday August 13, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Saturday August 15, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday August 23, Hershey, PA, Hershey Park
Tuesday August 25, Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday August 27, Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday August 29, Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live
Monday August 31, Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday September 2, Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Amphitheatre
Friday September 4, Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sunday September 6, Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wednesday September 9, Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Friday September 11, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday September 13, Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday September 15, West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday September 17, Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday September 21, Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday September 23, Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday September 25, Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday September 28, Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday September 30, San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday October 2, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
Sunday October 4, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl

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