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Van Halen Rarities Performances Go Online

07/15/2015
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(hennemusic) Van Halen soundchecked some rarities before opening their 2015 tour in Seattle, WA on July 5, and audio from the pre-show ritual has surfaced as an online stream.

Alex, Wolfgang and Eddie Van Halen can be heard running through instrumental versions of 8 songs in the 30-minute session - without lead vocalist David Lee Roth - in front of a group of VIP ticket holders.

Fans will hear the rarely-performed "On Fire" from the band's 1978 self-titled debut, the "Van Halen II" track "Light Up The Sky", "Drop Dead Legs" from "1984" and "Dirty Movies" from 1981's "Fair Warning" alongside cuts like "Romeo Delight", "Runnin' With The Devil", 2012's "China Town" and the "1984" single, "I'll Wait."

Van Halen performed seven of the eight songs on opening night, with the exception of "On Fire", which hasn't been played live since the group's 1984 tour.

The band are on the road this summer across North America in support of their latest release, "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert." Stream the 8-song set here.

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