--Setlist was from the 70s Roth albums plus a 'new' song from the upcoming album, but the song is a re-working of a 70s-era tune that was never released
--They absolutely rocked and were super tight. Eddie was sober (yes!)
--Roth is still verbose
--Wolfgang is great on bass but everyone missed Michael Anthony and especially his vocals
Its great to hear that the band is tight as shit and Eddie seems together. I guess the proof in the pudding will be the new album. Does VH have any creative fire in its tank? We'll soon find out: the new album is out next month!
I am sure loads of clips from the gig last night will emerge. Here are a few already:
New song "She's A Woman" debuted:
Here is a cool one. Who knew Dave played guitar?
and this is the whole of Panama:
Sounds great guys!
By the way, here is the original Gene Simmons-produced demo of She's the Woman from 1976:
Here is the setlist according to ClassicRock.com:
1. You Really Got Me
2. Runnin’ With The Devil
3. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
4. Everybody Wants Some
5. She’s The Woman
6. Dance The Night Away
8. Hot For Teacher
9. Ice Cream Man
10. Ain’t Talkin Bout Love
According to ClassicRock:
During the show Roth namechecked some of the stars who have played the Cafe Wha? in the past – Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix among them – and told the audience: “I’m more nervous about this gig than I would ever be in Madison Square Garden”. And among the celebs in the audience was tennis legend John McEnroe, who’s always loved to throw guitar hero shapes.
The band start touring in North America on February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. The dates so far stretch to June 26 in New Orleans, with tickets on sale from Tuesday, January 10. So far, there’s no hint of any shows outside of the States and Canada.
Check out the full list of dates here. Bizarrely, Kool And The Gang are said to be supporting on selected shows!
Also, according to the Van Halen News Desk, the band’s new single, Tattoo, will premiere on January 10, along with the official video.