99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1981!
That year PLR welcomed Van Halen to New Haven Coliseum. Eddie and the boys hit the road in 1981 to support their fourth studio album, “Fair Warning,” which featured such hits as So This Is Love?, Mean Street and Unchained.
Van Halen was no stranger to New Haven. Between the years 1978 and 1986, VH played the Coliseum 8 times. That’s perhaps the reason why many people called them “Van Haven” when they came to New Haven!
Tour: Fair Warning
Thursday July 16, 1981
New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Band Lineup: David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen
- On Fire
- Sinner’s Swing!
- Drum Solo
- Hear About It Later
- So This Is Love?
- Jamie’s Cryin’
- Bass Solo
- Runnin’ With The Devil
- Dance The Night Away
- Sunday Afternoon In The Park
- Romeo Delight
- Everybody Wants Some!!
- Ice Cream Man (John Brim cover)
- Mean Street
- Guitar Solo
- Feel Your Love Tonight
- You Really Got Me (The Kinks cover)
- Unchained (encore)
- Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (encore)
Check out these past live performances