September 2, 1984 – The Last Time The “Real” Van Halen Played Together Live

Van Halen (David Lee Roth, along with Eddie, Alex & Wolfgang Van Halen) have just announced a 2015 North American Tour.

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony

I bet you are wondering…When was the last time the “Real”original line-up Van Halen (David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony, Eddie & Alex Van Halen) played together live???

The day was September 2, 1984 in Nuremberg, Germany during the “Monsters of Rock” Festival.  Here are some photos from that now historic concert.

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony David Lee Roth September 2, 1984 Nuremburg

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony David Lee Roth September 2, 1984 Nuremburg

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony David Lee Roth September 2, 1984 Nuremburg

Oddly enough the final original line-up show was held at “Zeppelinfeld” which was part of the Nazi party rally grounds.

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony David Lee Roth September 2, 1984 Nuremburg Zeppelin Field

 The Zeppelinfeld grandstand is famous as the building that had the swastika blown from atop it in 1945 after Germany’s fall in World War II.

38 years after the grandstand explosion Van Halen with mounting tensions within the band would implode and pull out of the final two dates of the “Monsters of Rock” tour.

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony David Lee Roth September 2, 1984 Nuremburg

Van Halen Last Show Michael Anthony David Lee Roth September 2, 1984 Nuremburg

Van Halen would never be the same again. Michael Anthony stayed but was relieved of his duties in 2005.  Diamond Dave rejoined the band in 2007 but with Eddie’s son Wolfy on bass. We will most likely never see the original line-up play together live again because the tension with Anthony and Eddie is so bad that Eddie tried to change history and remove his photo from old album covers.  Check it out…

Eddie Van Halen Attempted To Remove Michael Anthony’s Photos From Early Album Covers


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