Van Halen Launch Tour in Seattle with Hits and Rarely Performed Tracks | VIDEO

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Van Halen launched their 41-date 2015 North American tour at West River Amphitheatre in Seattle last night, and we’ve compiled videos from the show for you.

The band kicked the night off with “Light Up the Sky,” a VH classic that they haven’t performed live since 1980. From there, they worked their way through a 26-song set list that included favorites like “Runnin’ with the Devil,” “Dance the Night Away” and “Hot for Teacher.”

Most surprising were the appearance of songs that, like “Light Up the Sky,” have rarely or never shown up in a Van Halen set list. They included “Drop Dead Legs,” a 1984 track that they’ve never played live; “Feel Your Love Tonight,” not performed since 1998; “In a Simple Rhyme,” a Women and Children First cut not performed since the band’s club days; “Growth,” a rarely performed instrumental from Women and Children First; and “Dirty Movies,” a Fair Warning classic that Van Halen have never performed live. The full set list is below the videos.

Of course the highlight for most fans was Ed’s solo spot, where he shredded and double-tapped for nine minutes in a virtuoso performance that included “Eruption” and “Cathedral.”

We’ve included that video below, along with videos for “Light Up the Sky,” “Dirty Movies,” “Drop Dead Legs,” You Really Got Me” and “Panama.” All of the videos are fan-shot, but the quality is quite good overall.

Van Halen’s 2015 North American tour continues through October 4. Check here for dates.

Set List for July 5, 2015, West River Amphitheatre, Seattle
1) Light Up the Sky
2) Runnin’ with the Devil
3) Romeo Delight

4) Everybody Wants Some

5) Drop Dead Legs

6) Feel Your Love Tonight

7) Somebody Get Me a Doctor

8) She’s the Woman

9) China Town
10) I’ll Wait
11) Drum Solo
12) Little Guitars
13) Dance the Night Away

14) Beautiful Girls

15) Women in Love

16) Hot For Teacher

17) In A Simple Rhyme

18) Growth

19) Dirty Movies

20) Dave Playing Harmonica & Ice Cream Man

21) Unchained

22) Ain’t Talkin ’Bout Love

23) Guitar Solo

24) You Really Got Me
25) Panama
26) Jump

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