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Rare 1980 Van Halen Concert T-Shirt Sells For A Grand


A vintage Van Halen concert T-shirt from their “1980 Invasion” tour has sold for a whopping $1,000 on eBay. This rare teal-and-gold edition drew a considerable amount of attention, as compared to the more common black version with block lettering — which has been going for between $100-$150.

Either way, it’s easy to see why long-time supporters are interested in rekindling memories from this particular point in Van Halen’s history.

The concerts in support of ‘Women and Children First,’ the band’s third studio album, featured some of their most elaborate stage set-ups yet — all designed to give David Lee Roth and co. maximum mobility during what already were becoming over-the-top shows. The bass and guitar cabinets were stair-stepped in three rows, so members could climb atop them and perform. Meanwhile, there was a cushioned tumbling mat in front of Alex Van Halen’s drums so Roth could execute his thrilling jumps.

The dates, also called the ‘Party ‘Til You Die’ tour, included 124 stops in the U.S., Canada and Europe between March and Nov. 1980. ‘Women and Children First’ was issued on March 26. Concerts opened with ‘Romeo Delight,’ from the then-new album, and closed with a powerhouse trio including ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,’ ‘Ice Cream Man’ and ‘You Really Got Me’ — all from their 1978 self-titled debut.

Fans will get a chance to make new memories, as Van Halen gets set to retake this stage this June in Japan.

Next: Top 10 Van Halen Songs

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