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    *** Reviews - 12/18 Anaheim, CA

    Just got back to my hotel room... unbelievable... the whole experience blew me away...

    thank you van halen!!!

    the show was great, i've heard several boots and i must say that tonight they sounded great (and loud!!!).

    no news on the set list.

    i got tell that the magic was there, they were playing a backyard party 35 years ago... terrific.

    i'll try to settle down and then i'll post something with a clear mind...

    i'm amazed!!!
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    Van Halen finally got their balls back.

    They were tighter in LA last week, but more natural and powerful tonight as Roth finally hit his classic mojo stride.

    When they hit Europe 5 months from now they will be incredible.

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    All right!!! number 4 on this tour was the best so far. They played longer than the other shows just because their improvs went a little extra which was great to see. I've been a little burned out on the whole staged hugs and rehearsed improvs that are the same every night, tonight was different. For example seeing Eddie and DLr hug or talk about something while its dark, a genuine interaction with each other during the show. They did a lot of little things different tonight within their normal routine, and Eddie was getting on the mic more, DLR added a lot more to stuff etc.

    The music was a little sharper, I'm finally convinced the vocals are not enhanced, I could be wrong, they just don't sound good enough to be enhanced. Romeo delight is my favorite song every concert, Dance the night away sounded really good tonight after sounding bad in chicago and so-so at staples and glendale, Litttle Dreamer and I'll Wait still sound terrible, the rest sounds great.

    Never have I seen Eddie do what he did in the solo tonight, he took a drumstick from Wolfgang during the solo and usede in on his guitar, it was awesome. Great to see some screwing around on his solo!!

    Dave sounds better as the tour go's on, Wolfgang is good and Alex is still the closest to perfect of all of them.

    I went to the show with my best man with whom I fell in love with VH in the late 70's early 80's as a kid, he loved the show but said 2 words after the sho

    "Michael Anthony"--I know Eddie needs wolfgang to survive, but he is missed.

    Great show, Eddie is playing well, don't expect the Eddie from 1977 thru 1998, he's aged some, but is still the best there is.

    See you in Anaheim friday for my last show on the tour.
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    Just got back.

    This is the 2nd time I have seen them this tour, the 1st being in November at the Staples center. This time I did the 5* had 5th row center. Took my wife and met a friend, who both had seen the 2004 show 5* with me.


    I have to say like I posted in my last review. It was good and I had I nice time, but I wasn't blown away. I asked the my wife and friend what they thought and both said they thought the energy and show was better in 04. I really agree with them, I don't think I would see them again this tour,

    Last week I saw Velvet Revolver with Alice in Chains and I was blown away, especially by AIC, they brought their A++++ game to that show. I wanted it to go on and on. Tonight I actually sat down, I haven't down that at a concert in a long long time.

    My Wife told me that this show felt like a Vegas act, and I got to agree.

    As for the playing everyone was good, the weak part was the guitar solo, I don't now what was going on tonight, but it blew chunks. It was worst than anything I saw in 04 live or on video. The Staples show it was good, I have no idea what he was thinking tonight. It was just clumps of random noodling. Really was bad.

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    My second show. Saw them at Staples last month and had great $200 seats.

    This time I was on the top tier in the center so I got the full 'arena' experience.

    Great show, Eddie was a bit more on tonight - though he was fantastic last month as well - the solo was a bit more solid in my opinion and he just sounded tits all night.

    I still don't understand how some of you believe those background vocals are real.

    I also don't understand how it's "not a big deal" to some of the big fans on this board when one of the most if not the most talented rock band in rock n' roll today has to cheat.

    I don't blame Wolf. Ed cheats too. I'm starting to wonder if they have ALWAYS cheated on the background vocals (with all due respect to MA, I'm almost positive they did in '04, I kinda feel like researching my old bootlegs one of these days).

    Anyway, they're triggered backing tracks. They kick in when sound goes into the mic. Almost everyone in the biz uses them these days and I think it's sad. It's just my opinion. I'm a happy paying customer and obviously despite this I liked the show enough to see it a second time so I'm not shy about expressing that that aspect of the show really bothers me.

    The taped rhythm guitar track during "Cradle" to me is especially lame.

    That said, Dave sang great (and there was nothing fake or taped about it), Dave performed great, Eddie played great, Eddie performed great, Alex played and performed great, and Wolf played great and did just fine up there. The show for me gets a 90...it's be a 98 or 100 if not for the cheating.

    I hope Ed continues on whatever path he's on. It'd be awesome to watch him and Wolf onstage through the next few years.

    And once again, Alex was flawless. Good goddamn.

    P.S. To the above poster - I was at AIC/VR last week as well. My 4th time seeing the new Alice In Chains...isn't William DuVall amazing? I saw him sing in Jerry's solo band 4 or 5 years ago and I always hoped he'd end up singing for AIC!
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    I just want to add, that Dave was on all night and the band was tight. I think the solo was just bad tonight. Everyone did a good job, this is the 2nd time in 1 month I have seen them, and I'm just not getting anything from these shows. I thought that maybe it was me, but other people I asked seemed to feel the way I did, that it was good, but wasn't great. I think I wil wait till they have some new material to see them again.

    p.s. Sterileeyes-I was FN blown away by them andWilliam DuVall was so badass as was the rest of them band, I was loosing my mind, it was so tight and the mix was so fn good, it was just plain and simple a sweat ass show. I was wishing they would play 2 hours more, they were that good. If anyone gets a chance I so recommend seeing AIC, just a damn solid show.

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    Reviews ONLY!!!! If you didnt attend this show you should not be posting in thsi thread.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
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    I went last night it was amazing show!!! And for FREE HA HA HA.

    Everyone was spot on expect for Wolfie sorry… he looks board. Even my date told me what is a kid doing up on stage! I told here its Eds Kid OH...

    But it was a great show and I thank VH for putting on a good show. But Ya I m sorry Wolfie has to go… Get Mike back there and it would be over the top!!!!
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    Couple of things I've remembered since last night:

    Of the 4 times I've now seen Van Halen (all 3 eras), last night was the best solo I've seen Eddie do.

    Roth nailed "I'll Wait". I always liked that song thinking it had an 80's porno vibe but it was one of my favorites last night.

    In case anyone is in doubt as to the authenticity of the background vocals, you hear Wolf's real voice when he says "Dave give me a break", then during "Pretty Woman", he magically becomes Roy-Orbison-Backup-Singer-Quality...hmmmm....and Ed definitely missed a few cues during Ain't Talkin Bout Love but I still heard two backup voices coming out the speakers.

    I like how Roth is over the props - he just kinda drags the inflatable mic and doesn't do the chains thing anymore. I think they're cool arena theatrics but I found it funny he would pass up the opportunity to be extra flashy!



    VinceV - last year around this time I saw AIC at the Wiltern and it was a 2 + hour show complete with a 1/2 hour / 45 minute acoustic set...but the sound was better at Gibson so I was happy!

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    INCREDIBLE
    I was there last night as well as Staples last Friday.Last night IMO was better.Last night may have been the best I have ever seen a band play.The improv Edward-drum stick solo WAS that good.He played chords and made melodies while stomping the whah pedal and did a really good bluesy vamp in the solo's middle section.He had balls I didn't see in the Hagar years.(I saw VH with Sam about 15 times).
    Roth IS gettimg better as the tour goes on and is getting more cock - sure and strong(as Van Halen should be).
    Alex of-course IS the back-bone for me and is AMAZING."Hot for teacher"is AWESOME live and I've never seen a cover band or ANY Roth solo line-up,play the song the way the 07 Van Halen does.There is a passion and fury to this groups performance that I have not seen in a rock band in a while.....AND THEY'RE IN THIER FIFTIES.
    I'm hoping this band records together as the blues improvs sound dirty and authentic."Fools" intro aside,VH never did much down and dirty blues send ups...........
    Long live VH and if you can't take your shirt off and stand next to David Lee Roth....DON'T MAKE JOKES ABOUT HIM ! ! !
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    This was my third show (prior shows: Glendale and 12/14 Staples) and I have two more to go (next shows: Anaheim and 2nd Vegas). I will also add, this was my first show completely sober.

    As the above poster noted, lot's of extended improv, which was really cool! During SGMAD they went into an extended blues jam with Dave singing along and then saying, "Eddie Van Halen plays the blues guitar!" It was truly magical!

    As far as their individual performances...

    Eddie:

    As a guitar player in a Van Halen tribute band I was really focusing in on Eddie most the night (www.fanhalen.com).

    Eddie looked very tired as he kind of roamed the stage and his jumps just had no spring in them. He looked very hot too as he was continuously wiping the sweat from his eyes. I'm glad he has a day off before my next show as it appears he needs the rest.

    As Eddie was switching guitars for Little Guitars he was hit in the head just above his right eye with one of the guitars, not sure which one. I couldn't tell if it was his own fault or his techs but he was definitely shook up by this and it affected him for the remainder of the show. As he played Little Guitars he kept rubbing where he got hit. He also was yelling to his brother, Wolfy and Dave to tell them what happened but no one could really hear him as you could see the blank looks on their faces. Eddie was a trooper and kept the show going but you could tell he was VERY bothered by this.

    Another observation is Eddie's right hand was very scraped up and appeared to be blood under his thumbnail; he must have been working on his pool before the show ;-)

    This guy loves to improvise and he's all over the neck during almost every song. He will slide around with hollow chords or some other riff in-between chords at will. The good news is this works 9 out of 10 times where as in 2004 it worked far less. It's awesome to watch this musical genius have complete freedom to go anywhere he wants.

    The only thing that gets a little old is he often slides down the high E string to the 21st fret and bends it and then slides back up the neck and then down again with another bend. He will (often) do this instead of a fast riff. I'm also not a big fan of the wah-wah but it's far better than the sustainer.

    Eddie has definitely lost a (small) step in his playing ability. He plays much more legado than legato and plays a bit slower than he use to. He will often forgo a fast riff that's played on the record and either do the high bend thing mentioned above or do a whammy dive bomb. This is not always the case as he will do a run or a lead that just rips and make you go, that’s the Eddie I remember!

    I also believe he's having difficulty "trill" picking cleanly. I don't know if this is because of his age, the prior drinking or even his unorthodox way he holds the pick between his thumb and middle finger but he's sometimes having difficulty with this. Examples of this is during the fast picking part of Eruption right before the dive bomb and the slight pause is very messy (each time I've seen this tour he's had problems with this). Eddie also performed the intro to Little Guitars and he was definitely having problems with the trill picking on the high E string, in fact he started and then stopped and then started again.

    As someone mentioned above he used one of Alex's drum sticks during a small part of his solo and I couldn't help think of Nigel Tufnel.

    On the bright side he can still tap like a SOB! He played the tapping part of Spanish Fly, which is a very difficult thing to play cleanly as it has huge wide stretches and he played it flawlessly.

    Overall I truly enjoyed Eddie's performance. Is he playing the way he did back in the day, no. Is his timing spot on as it always has been, no. Does he make mistakes, yes. At the same time there's MANY moments that are true genius and you go, whoa how did he do that! The guy's a legend and is truly awe inspiring.

    Wolfy:

    Bottom line for me is he's not a bass player. He plays the bass like a guitar. He's not grooving and there's no real bottom end. Not to mention there's a lot of distortion on his bass. Just like past shows I couldn't help wonder how much more of a true celebration this would have been had Michael been there.

    At the same time as a father who brings his son up to perform with my band as Wolfgang ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=2s07MlXkUrk ), I can appreciate the understand why he's there.

    For a 16-year old who hasn't been playing all that long, it IS amazing how proficient he is as a musician. It's obviously in his blood and I expect some incredible music to come from this kid in the years to come.

    Alex:

    He's solid. I did notice Eddie runs the show and Alex is watching his brother closely on when to start and end songs. I recall during the end of the solo on Cradle Eddie was off and Alex compensated. I'm pretty sure this goes on a lot. Also in the beginning of EBWA and Little Guitars Alex will start off with the beat and then will look to Ed to make sure he's ready before he goes into the song.

    Dave:

    Dave is the highlight of the show! Dave's voice is getting better and better. When he's singing the bluesy lower register stuff he sounds AWESOME! Sure he's lost his signature scream and he has a Liza Minelli esque vibrato and can't hit the high notes but he makes up for this in so many other ways. I did notice he was not going for the higher notes as much last night and it really sounded much better. An example of this is during SGMAD where he has been singing "down the drain" and trying to belt out the word "drain" and instead he just sang it last night and it sounded perfect. He did try to hit the high notes during I'll Wait and well, its just not there.

    Dave did all his shtick, all the round house kicks, and all the pompous stuff he does and it was great. I could see why someone would get the impression that it's very much like a Vegas lounge act as someone noted above in another post but that's just Dave. He's a cheese ball but I wouldn't want it any other way!

    I'm certain the backing vocals are getting some kind of assistance as they sound at times better than the record. I observed Eddie singing into Dave's mic during Unchained and it sounded 2004 bad. Eddie backed off the mic VERY quickly and ran back to his own mic to continue to sing. Now Ed does sing into Dave's mic nightly on DTNA so I think Eddie caught someone off guard during Unchained. Bottom line for me is I don't care. We use a harmonizer for the backing vocals in my VH tribute band and it helps a lot. I would much rather hear assisted backing vocals than hear poor vocals.

    Finally, as a die-hard fan of this band for so many years (remember I wear a wig a pretend I’m Eddie on the weekends) it’s truly AWESOME to see so many people enjoy the Van Halen experience (I ran into many friends, several neighbors and even a family member I didn’t expect to see last night). It wasn’t that long ago when it was uncool to wear a VH t-shirt or even admit that your a fan but now I get stopped all over the place when I wear one with people asking if I went to the show and how was it or to tell me they went and it was awesome. It’s kind of like fashion, you wait long enough it becomes hip again!

    Great show! These guys are having a blast and everyone in attendance is truly enjoying themselves! Can’t wait for Thursday!

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    All right. I have not posted in a long time but I went to the show last night in Anaheim and I feel compelled to respond here.

    First off, the venue. It started raining last night and I didn't bring an umbrella so I got pretty wet before the show so that might have dampened my mood but I had pretty high expectations for the show as some of the Youtube postings looked amazing.

    I had fifth row center floor seats from the bottom of the S-shaped pathway that is set up. This was NOT the enclosed $1000 ticket area inside the S but rather just outside. DLR got pretty close to us (about 10 feet from me) several times, and Wolfgang came out once on the pathway.

    The Marley kid was alright as an opening act but I saw his brother Ziggy back in 1988 and Ziggy was better.

    Now, down to Van Halen.

    I am shocked no one has mentioned this because it should be big news, but EDDIE IS NOT SOBER ANYMORE.

    This is bad news and it depressed me terribly at the show.

    Eddie came out looking a bit "out of it" and had a wasted smile on his face to start the show.

    At first I thought "maybe he's tired" because Al looked really tired and old as well.

    But as the show went on, all the signs were there to make me conclude Eddie is not doing well any more.

    Eddie was sharp and hitting everything right on the earlier youtube shows posted. Tonight, he was sloppy and missed alot of the harmonics on his solos. The guy I went with is a guitar shredder and he was also disappointed in Eddie's messy intonation.

    Eddie was kind of dazed and at one point got caught up in his guitar cord. Cool striped cord though.

    Finally, when they showed the close ups of Eddie's hands for his solos, you can plainly see the open sores on both his hands and fingers (including the fingernail some other poster mentioned).

    I have alot of clients who are on Methamphetamine and those are clearly meth hands. People on meth have sores on their hands and faces and continually pick at their sores. I completely recognize Eddies hands as a meth user.

    Now I don't know if this is just because he came home, or if the tour is wearing on him and he feels he needs the extra energy, but whatever the reason, Eddie did not look good and clean. He looked dazed, drugged, sloppy, and not completely there.

    It totally depressed me and my buddy.

    I hope Ed can pull it back together, but I'm really afraid that at this point, if he just went rehab and got out earlier this year, he's got SERIOUS problems.

    OK. Enough about that.

    David Lee Roth. The highlight of the show for me. A total role reversal from 25 years ago when Dave was the drunk fool messing up and Eddie was the tight guitar genius. DLR made the show for me. His vocals were probably more on than I have EVER seen. The vocal coaching was inordinately vital here. His showmanship was great. The only complaint I have is that he can't get that goofy grin off his face like he can't believe he's actually there. The DLR I prefer is the angry no-BS attitude he had circa Fair Warning. Of course, if we had the angry serious DLR, there would be fighting with the Van Halens and there would be no tour, so I'll take what I could get.

    Sammy is still the better singer overall, but DLR is by far the better entertainer, the better "performer."

    Alex was good and fine. But he looked old and tired, even during the drum solo. I got the impression that the camera guys were instructed to switch the angles and shots progressively faster for the overhead to make it appear that Al was doing more than he actually was during his tom tom runs. That being said, he totally fit the show and I can't really complain about his effort.

    Wolfgang. You got some 'splaining to do. I am a bass player and what was being played back through the speakers was NOT what your hands were doing. Wolfie was struming the bass like a guitar which you CAN do, in certain instances where you are up on the neck and your left hand is playing a guitar chord. He was strumming open strings and single notes though, which totally did not match what was going on.

    On the other hand, there were parts where I was pretty sure Wolfie WAS playing. I don't know what's going on there, it's not all legit for the bass.

    The background vocals were totally piped in because there were several instances where Wolf was supposedly the only one singing backup (Ed wasn't near a mic) and there were harmony backing vocals being heard.

    I don't think the bass is pre-recorded because the songs have alot of give and take in the rhythm. What I think is happening is there is someone else, either under the stage or backstage, who is also playing. Sometimes a rhythm guitar part or bass part and that person is being mixed it.

    One this is clear, the bass parts that you would have typically heard from Michael Anthony, or any other bass player, were generally not heard. The low ends were not heard even though Wolf is playing on the second and third frets on the lower E-string. Instead we are hearing for example an A chord on a six-string guitar playing rhythm while Eddie is soloing. This was distrubing too.

    One of the VH blimps had problems launching before the show, so there was only really one that traveled around the arena for the most part.

    The set list was the same but Panama was before the guitar solo and ATBL.

    Oveall, I'm glad I saw the show, it was cool to see Eddie and Dave together again after all these years, but it was disheartening to think that Eddie has a substantial chance of dying pretty soon as he is obviously disregarding his own health and safety. It's also clear why no new product has come out, Eddie's playing is not up to par.

    Sorry if this looks harsh, but DLR himself said to judge the band harshly. Only DLR was truly outstanding last night.

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    Seriously, guys, the fanboy-ism can only take you so far.

    Took in the show last night. The San Diego gig was enough, but a last minute impulse spearheaded by my Rothian associate resulted in first row loge Ed's side. Pretty good seats actually. Hadn't seen the blimps, Cox Arena was too small for 'em, apparently. Cute. A Roth touch I imagine, along with the hats and the giant mic and the kewl porch light 'down home' set dressing for Ice Cream Man.

    Last night was an off night by a long shot. Sound was muddy on several tracks. Ed's 'drumstick solo' was not by any means revolutionary, it was simply making noise. Wolfgang was barely present. The band seems tired, going through motions almost. Romeo was a powerhouse in San Diego, in Anaheim it was washed out. Little Guitars was a mess. Pretty Woman, Little Dreamer, and Jamie's Crying are momentum killers. Mean Street and Unchained are still off key and outta tune, just as they were in San Diego. Have no idea why they're playing those trax as is, but it ain't working, which is a shame, 'cause the Warning tunes should be monsters. The crowd was SUBDUED during Mean Street. Wha. Da. Fa? HFT was off, again. Anybody who isn't convinced they're adding enhanced vocals is as high as a kite. And yes, Wolfgang is not always playing what is coming outta the speakers. That's a fact, jack. It's really very obvious.

    EWS was good. Clear standout highlights of the evening were Cradle and So This is Love.

    They'd be doing themselves and their reputation a huge favor by switching up some songs for the second leg.

    Bottom line, Mike Anthony is a key ingredient sorely missed. The kid is not making up for it, if anything he's just proving the point.

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    Ooops ... sorry ... reviews only ...
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    I forgot to add, as was posted earlier. Ed looked bad. I actually thought he was going to pass out for awhile. It looked like he was struggling before his solo, just to stay up. I'm not saying drunk, it just looked like he was out of breath and having a hard time. His hands did look like hell.


    OK I have to be vocal on this. How in the hell do you guys think that solo was good? It was utter crap. I don't know if you are just amazed to see Eddie, but it was sloppy as hell, choppy, there was no flow to it. If you are just impressed because he can tap, then I guess you could be impressed by that. The drum stick was horrible, it sounded like a kid banging on a guitar with a drumstick, there was nothing revolutionary or even good about it.

    His song playing wasn't bad, but that solo was junk last night. Last month when I saw him, he did a great job, but last night?

 

 

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