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    Default Overall disappointed or excited/content with DLR's performance?

    Since this seems to be the talk of the tour forum I figured I'd make it official with it's own thread.

    Are you dudes overall excited and/or content with Dave's performance on this tour (so far, I know opinions may change as this goes on) or are you disappointed? Do tell.

    For the record...pretty disappointed, if I'm to deal with the weird headset mic thing and his new vaudeville jazz hands shtick, thats ok...but the vocal performance is NOT up to par in many ways.

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    From the videos I've seen, I'd say that the vocal performance is OK, not great. But what do we really expect? People have been saying his voice is shot out for 10 or 15 years now. Not sure what planet Dave is on, how can he think the screaming out of key vocals he has been doing sound good? All that being said, I'd rather see no one else on that stage with the the VH boys.
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    Haven't seen them live yet. From the reviews I'm seeing it seems kind of mixed. The reviewer for the Chicago Tribune had an article the day of the concert excited about how great it was Dave was back, how he basically was Van Halen....then the next day review says everything was great except for Dave. My thinking is it's a game of expectations. If you go in expecting a live show like 1984, you're going to be disappointed. If you go in just wanting to hear the old riffs and see them on stage again, your expectations will be met and you'll think it's great.

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    For the record.

    He's doing fine. Ok he butchers DTNA but I'm ok with the rest of his singing. He has his own unique vocal delivery live. Always has. I think 07/08 was the exception to that particular rule. Is he as good as then?? No, not quite. But he's still smoking, so whos really suprised by that?

    I should mention that I've only heard/seen the wha? boots, Bretts Forum vids and (youtube user) Steecos excellent IL footage.
    So back to Dave, sure he can be more consistent with his delivery live, but to answer OPs question... I'm okay with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsitive View Post
    Problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinner's swing View Post
    Defensive?
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    Dave's voice is barely passable at this point. Ed deserves a better singer in the band musically at this point. I say someone like Sebastian Bach. Someone that can keep up with Ed and has the pipes to belt it out without that awful screeching sound of Daves upper register. I like Dave as front man and his lyrics, but as a singer he is lacking now. I hope Ed does a solo album with different singers like he has always wanted that would be a great listen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHI-TOWN FAN2 View Post
    Dave's voice is barely passable at this point. Ed deserves a better singer in the band musically at this point. I say someone like Sebastian Bach. Someone that can keep up with Ed and has the pipes to belt it out without that awful screeching sound of Daves upper register. I like Dave as front man and his lyrics, but as a singer he is lacking now. I hope Ed does a solo album with different singers like he has always wanted that would be a great listen!


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    Disappointed...especially because it could be easily fixed...

    1. Lose the headset
    2. He can still do some dancing on the dance floor, but please, do it with attitude and not like someone from Dancing with the Stars with the happy hands.
    3. Most importantly, don't try to sing any song higher than the original. IT DOES NOT SOUND GOOD AT ALL. We like DLR for a reason, and it is not his vocal range.

    All of the above is within his control, and most fans would appreciate it (if not all fans)
    Right here I say....

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    Van Halen sounds great, Dave included. I'm super excited to see them in June. Dave is is being Dave, bringing out the best in Van Halen....Like he's always done!

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    People still believe a headset mic is responsible for the quality of Dave's vocal performances.


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