Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XL Center 2004

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XL Center 2004

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 2004!

In 2004 we saw Van Halen hit the road for the first time since 1998 and saw the return of singer Sammy Hagar, who left the band in 1996 after differences with Eddie Van Halen. The band was back together! All was right in the world for VH, right? Wrong. The relationship between Hagar and Eddie began well, but went downhill fast. This tour ultimately would be the final Van Halen tour with Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony.

Today we look back at Van Halen’s last ever concert at the XL Center…


Van Halen

Tour: Best of Both Worlds

June 28, 2004

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut


  1. Jump
  2. Runaround
  3. Humans Being
  4. Up For Breakfast
  5. Bass Solo
  6. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
  7. Poundcake
  8. It’s About Time
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Top of the World
  11. Unchained
  12. Why Can’t This Be Love
  13. Eagles Fly (Sammy Hagar song)
  14. Deeper Kinda Love (Sammy Hagar song)
  15. The Seventh Seal
  16. Best of Both Worlds
  17. Guitar Solo
  18. Dreams
  19. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
  20. Right Now
  21. You Really got Me (The Kinks cover / encore 1)
  22. Panama (encore 1)
  23. When It’s Love (encore 2)



Check out these live performances of Van Halen in Hartford