We've lost another legendary rock star. Eddie Van Halen passed away today, Tuesday, October 6, 2020, with his wife Janie, son Wolfgang, and brother Alex at his side. According to early reports from TMZ, the rocker's health headed downhill in the last 72 hours. He died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California.

Eddie had been battling throat cancer for nearly a decade.

Let's look back at the time Van Halen rocked the Sioux Falls Arena. In an interesting twist, we are one week shy of the 40th anniversary of their Sioux Falls show. At the time they were on tour to support their latest album Women and Children First. It was October 15, 1980. Here's the setlist, according to the setlist.FM:

  • Romeo Delight
  • Bottoms Up!
  • Drum Solo
  • Runnin' With the Devil
  • Tora! Tora! / Loss of Control
  • Take Your Whiskey Home
  • Dance the Night Away
  • Women in Love...
  • Jamie's Cryin'
  • Bright Lights, Big City
    (Jimmy Reed cover)
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • And the Cradle Will Rock...
  • On Fire
  • Guitar Solo
  • Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love
  • Encore:
    Ice Cream Man
  • You Really Got Me
    (The Kinks cover)
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