David Lee Roth first ever U.S. television performance with Van Halen happened on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as the band shut down Hollywood Boulevard for a concert before a crowd of about 6,000. The first part of that aired last night, and will continue with taped performances tonight. Dave has grown some hair since his cleanly shaven dome performance for Dave Grohl’s birthday bash a couple of months ago, and came away from this show with a nice gash on his nose during their first attempt on “Panama.” Watch the mishap and performances below.
Diamond Dave cut himself in the face with a microphone soon after hitting the stage, then pausing the show until he was bandaged up. “I f—ed my nose up with the microphone here,” Roth said. “So we’re gonna start the whole thing over, and give you a little extra for your patience.”
Live renditions of “Panama” and “Runnin’ With the Devil,”
Van Halen’s 2015 North American summer and fall tour will kick off July 5 in Seattle, with tickets going on sale April 4. The new live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert is out now and includes 23 songs that from all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It’s available in a variety of formats, including as a double CD, digitally and as a four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl.
The group will also be reissuing their first six albums, starting with Van Halen and 1984, which are also out now. Re issues continue later this year with Van Halen II, Diver Down, Fair Warning, and Women and Children First. Van Halen will next perform live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Thursday April 2nd.