Date Location Venue Other Bands / Openers Notes
Oct 01 1977 Dave Walker (lead vocals) & Don Airey (keyboards) join the band for awhile
Jan 06 1978 Rare one-off appearance with temporary vocalist Dave Walker on BBC (Look Hear program) - played Junior's Eyes.
May 02 1978 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle? CANCELLED
May 04 1978 Erlangen CANCELLED
May 05 1978 Wurzberg CANCELLED
May 06 1978 Goppingen CANCELLED
May 08 1978 Offenbach CANCELLED
May 09 1978 Dortmund CANCELLED
May 16 1978 Sheffield City (Oval) Hall Van Halen First date of Never Say Die Tour
May 17 1978 Southport Floral Hall Van Halen
May 18 1978 Glasgow The Apollo Theater Van Halen
May 19 1978 Aberdeen Capitol Theater Van Halen
May 21 1978 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Newcastle City Hall Van Halen
May 22 1978 Manchester Apollo Ardwick Theater Van Halen
May 23 1978 Hanley Victoria Hall Van Halen
May 25 1978 First "Top of the Pops" appearance of 1978. Performed "Never Say Die"
May 25 1978 Portsmouth Guildhall Van Halen
May 26 1978 Bristol Colston Hall Van Halen
May 27 1978 London Lewisham Odeon Van Halen
May 28 1978 Ipswich Ipswich Gaumont Van Halen
May 30 1978 Coventry Coventry Theater Van Halen
May 31 1978 Leicester De Montfort Hall Van Halen
Jun 01 1978 London Hammersmith Odeon Van Halen
Jun 02 1978 Oxford New Theatre Van Halen
Jun 03 1978 Southampton Gaumont Theatre Van Halen
Jun 05 1978 Birmingham Odeon Theatre Van Halen Aborted show, due to PA failure. Rescheduled for 6/12/78.
Jun 06 1978 Birmingham Odeon Theatre Van Halen Rescheduled for 6/13/78
Jun 07 1978 Bradford St. George's Hall Van Halen
Jun 08 1978 Preston Lockley Grand Hall - Guild Hall Van Halen
Jun 10 1978 London Hammersmith Odeon Van Halen
Jun 11 1978 London Hammersmith Odeon Van Halen Cancelled due to PA failure
Jun 12 1978 Birmingham Odeon Theatre Tanz Der Youth
Jun 13 1978 Birmingham Odeon Theatre The Damned Make-up gig for the 6/5 gig
Jun 14 1978 Manchester Apollo Ardwick Theater Tanz Der Youth
Jun 15 1978 Manchester Apollo Ardwick Theater Tanz Der Youth (or Fabulous Poodles?)
Jun 16 1978 Bridlington Bridlington Spa Tanz Der Youth
Jun 17 1978 Liverpool Empire Theater Tanz Der Youth
Jun 19 1978 London Hammersmith Odeon Tanz Der Youth Filmed Professionally
Jun 22 1978 Secpnd "Top of the Pops" appearance of 1978. Performed "Never Say Die"
Aug 14 1978 Chicago, IL International Amphitheatre Van Halen CANCELLED
Aug 22 1978 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Arena Van Halen
Aug 23 1978 Chicago, IL International Amphitheatre Van Halen
Aug 24 1978 Chicago, IL International Amphitheatre Van Halen
Aug 25 1978 Terre Haute, IN Indiana State University - Hulman Center Van Halen
Aug 27 1978 New York City, NY Madison Square Garden Van Halen
Aug 28 1978 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum - Mitchell Field Complex Van Halen
Aug 29 1978 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum Van Halen
Aug 31 1978 Erie, PA Erie Fieldhouse Van Halen
Sep 01 1978 Hampton Hampton Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 02 1978 Pittsburgh, PA Civic Arena Van Halen
Sep 04 1978 South Yarmouth Cape Cod Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 05 1978 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center Van Halen
Sep 07 1978 Utica, NY Utica Memorial Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 08 1978 Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Van Halen
Sep 09 1978 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Civic Center Van Halen
Sep 10 1978 New Haven, CT Veterans Memorial Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 12 1978 Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Convention Center Van Halen
Sep 14 1978 Detroit, MI Cobo Hall Van Halen
Sep 15 1978 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 16 1978 St. Louis, MO Checkerdome Van Halen
Sep 17 1978 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium Arena Van Halen
Sep 18 1978 Tulsa, OK Assembly Center Van Halen
Sep 22 1978 Fresno, CA Selland Arena Van Halen
Sep 23 1978 Anaheim, CA Anaheim Stadium Boston (HL), Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Richie Lecea, Russia
Sep 24 1978 Anaheim, CA Anaheim Stadium Boston (HL), Van Halen, Sammy Hagar, Richie Lecea, Russia
Sep 26 1978 Vancouver P.N.E. Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 27 1978 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum Complex Van Halen
Sep 28 1978 Never Say Die is released in the US
Sep 28 1978 Spokane, WA Spokane Coliseum Van Halen
Sep 29 1978 Seattle, WA Key City Arena Van Halen
Sep 30 1978 Seattle, WA Key City Arena Van Halen
Oct 01 1978 Never Say Die is released in the UK
Oct 09 1978 Hamburg Audimax Van Halen
Oct 10 1978 Essen Grugahalle Van Halen
Oct 11 1978 Offenbach Stadthalle Van Halen
Oct 13 1978 Göppingen Göppingen-Uhingen Haldenberghalle Van Halen
Oct 14 1978 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle Van Halen
Oct 15 1978 Würzburg Kürnacthalle Van Halen
Oct 17 1978 Nürnberg (Nuremberg) Hammerleinhalle Van Halen
Oct 18 1978 Bad Wimpfen (Heilbronn) Stauferhalle Van Halen
Oct 20 1978 Cambrai Palais Des Grottes Van Halen
Oct 22 1978 London Rainbow Theatre Van Halen, Lucifer's Friend
Oct 31 1978 Atlanta, GA The Omni Van Halen, The Ramones Postponed until 11/13/78
Nov 03 1978 St. Petersburg, FL Bayfront Center Van Halen
Nov 04 1978 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum Van Halen
Nov 05 1978 Hollywood Hollywood Sportatorium Van Halen
Nov 07 1978 Columbus, OH Unconfirmed
Nov 08 1978 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Auditorium Van Halen
Nov 09 1978 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium Van Halen Unconfirmed?
Nov 10 1978 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum Van Halen
Nov 11 1978 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Coliseum Van Halen [ Concert Reviews ]
Nov 13 1978 Atlanta, GA The Omni Van Halen, The Ramones Rescheduled from 10/31/78
Nov 14 1978 Mobile, AL Municipal Auditorium Van Halen
Nov 15 1978 Huntsville, AL Unconfirmed
Nov 16 1978 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium Van Halen (HL) Sabbath Did not play, just Van Halen
Nov 17 1978 Austin, TX
Nov 18 1978 Midland, TX Chaparral Center Van Halen?
Nov 18 1978 Odessa, TX Ector County Coliseum CANCELLED
Nov 19 1978 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium Van Halen [ Concert Reviews ]
Make-up gig from 11/16/78
Nov 20 1978 Oklahoma City, OK The Myriad Van Halen
Nov 21 1978 Amarillo, TX The Amarillo Civic Center Van Halen Unconfirmed
Nov 22 1978 Corpus Christi, TX Memorial Coliseum Van Halen
Nov 23 1978 Houston, TX Sam Houston Coliseum Van Halen
Nov 24 1978 San Antonio, TX Convention Center Arena Van Halen
Nov 25 1978 Dallas, TX Dallas Convention Center Van Halen
Nov 26 1978 Dallas, TX Dallas Convention Center Van Halen
Nov 28 1978 Denver, CO McNichols Sports Arena Van Halen
Dec 01 1978 San Bernardino, CA Swing Auditorium - National Orange Showgrounds The Ramones
Dec 02 1978 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum Arena Van Halen
Dec 03 1978 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena Van Halen
Dec 04 1978 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena The Ramones
Dec 05 1978 Phoenix, AZ Veterans Memorial Coliseum The Ramones
Dec 07 1978 Abilene, TX Taylor County Coliseum Head East
Dec 08 1978 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum?
Dec 10 1978 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
Dec 11 1978 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
Dec 11 1978 Last date on the Never Say Die Tour - Also last show with Ozzy on vocals until Live Aid in 1985