Tokyo Dome Live in Concert is a live album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released on March 31, 2015. It is their first live album with original lead vocalist David Lee Roth, and second live album overall, after 1993's Live: Right Here, Right Now. The official press release announcing the album arrived on February 5, 2015. This was only after the information leaked a couple days earlier and after months of speculation.
Van Halen is an American rock band, formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, by the Dutch-born American brothers Eddie Van Halen (guitar) and Alex Van Halen (drums), plus singer David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony. The band's discography consists of 12 studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, and 56 singles. The band signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1977, and in the following year released the album Van Halen.
What a lump of let down this album is. Diamond Dave sounds like a parody of himself. Only the playing of the rest of the band saves this ship!
Van Halen have been sitting on a live album with this lineup since they formed in 1972, but they have still moved plenty of records without it: they've sold over 80 million to date, and cinched the most Number One hits in the history of Billboard 's Mainstream Rock chart
Van Halen will release what the band is calling its "definitive live album" on March 31 - the same date they're scheduled to begin a six-album remaster series with reissues of 'Van Halen' and '1984.
Van Halen accomplished a lot during the seven and a half years between the release of the band’s debut album in 1978 and David Lee Roth’s departure from the band in 1985. However, one thing Van Halen never did during that period was release an official live album, even though almost every other rock band that was around during the late Seventies and early Eighties released one, and some bands even released several.
33 Years ago: Van Halen performed their very first concert with Sammy Hagar as frontman. Here’s the little-known story about that concert and the days that led up to it. (Including some exclusive quotes from Sammy Hagar). All photos are from the opening night, March 27th, 1986. As the first scheduled concert with their new frontman drew near, Van Halen’s new album wasn’t even finished yet. The band was so late delivering the 5150 master tapes that the album was delayed and it’s release date pushed back
An odd catalog repackaging timed to coincide with the spring 2015 release of Tokyo Dome in Concert, Van Halen's first-ever live album with David Lee Roth, Deluxe contains that two-disc set and adds the new 2015 remasters of Van Halen and 1984, all housed in a simple little box. It's an affordable way to get good-sounding remasters of two of VH's best, along with a solid latter-day live album, but the lack of so many other great Van Halen records only makes you wonder why this couldn't feature all of the band's Warner albums with Diamond Dave