1976
Van Halen plays Walter Mitty's in Pomona, CA.

1978
Van Halen's first single, a cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," reaches #36 on the US charts.

Van Halen plays The Paladium in New York, NY. Journey and Montrose are the headliners.

1979
Van Halen kicks off their second world tour in support of Van Halen II, by playing Selland Arena in Fresno, CA.