VAN HALEN Hints At Playing B Sides for this Summer’s Tour
VAN HALEN is currently in rehearsals for its summer tour of North America and the band is hinting that it might pull out some rarely played deep cuts from its catalog. According to The Pulse Of Radio, bassist Wolfgang Van Halen recently tweeted, “Working on setlist ideas right now. Which ‘deep cuts’ or ‘b-sides’ would you like to hear on this upcoming #VanHalen tour??”
Earlier this week, Wolfgang posted a short video clip on Instagram in which the band could be heard playing “Dirty Movies” from 1981’s “Fair Warning” album.
In a second clip, Wolfgang wrote, “Another day, another rehearsal, another tune to try out…” while his father Eddie could be heard playing the introduction to the rarely performed “In A Simple Rhyme” from 1980’s “Women And Children First”.
A third clip featured the intro to “Drop Dead Legs” from “1984”.
VAN HALEN will launch a North American tour in Seattle on July 5 in support of “Tokyo Dome: Live In Concert”, the band’s first live release with David Lee Roth on vocals.
Eddie has been saying in recent interviews that the band is likely to record a new studio album after completing the trek, but he told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he’s never been one to to just churn out songs. “I’m not like a jingle writer who can just crank out the hits, so to speak,” he said. “I need to sit down and really almost get to a state of mind where things just come. That’s what kinda makes it exciting — it’s like, ‘Wow, I wonder what lurks in the plumbing today?’ [Laughs]”
Working on setlist ideas right now… Which “deep cuts” or “b-sides” would you like to hear on this upcoming #VanHalen tour??
— Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) April 22, 2015