Van Halen plays the Century Theater in Buffalo, NY. Journey and Montrose are the headliners.

Warner Bros. releases Van Halen's second album, titled Van Halen II. The album is recorded in just six days, and will contain the band's first Top 20 single, "Dance The Night Away." During a photo shoot for the album, David Lee Roth breaks his right heel after landing incorrectly on it after a jump. He is photographed with a cast on his foot on several of the record's pictures. "VH2" will hit US #6 (and UK #23) on its way to five million sales.