Van Halen Rock Japan
Van Halen have started their Japanese tour.
They kicked off a run of four shows on Tuesday in Nagoya. They added five songs to their set list for a total of 25, which likely made the show their longest ever at two hours and 20 minutes. The additions were “Atomic Punk,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “Mean Street,” “Hear About It Later” and “The Trouble With Never.” They also added David Lee Roth’s recent short Japanese film, Tokyo Story, which was the lead-in to “Ice Cream Man.”
Roth has an apartment in Tokyo, which is where they’ll play on Friday, followed by Osaka on June 24th and 26th. Van Halen then have two U.S. dates next month — Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 20th and Paso Robles, California on the 24th.