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VAN HALEN RETURNS TO STAGE IN AUSTRALIA
by Stoney,posted Apr 22 2013 1:01PM
Van Halenplayed its first show of 2013 and first since last spring on Saturday night (April 20th) as one of the headliners at theStone Music Festivalin Sydney, Australia. The band has not played live since canceling 31 North American dates last summer, citing exhaustion. GuitaristEddie Van Halenwas then sidelined for four to six months after undergoing surgery for the inflammatory intestinal affliction diverticulitis.
The group opened its 20-song set with "Unchained" and proceeded through a solid list of hits and fan favorites, ending the night with "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "Jump." Only three songs from its 2012 album,A Different Kind Of Truth-- "She's The Woman," "Tattoo" and "China Town" -- were performed during the evening.
Van Halen will next play three shows in Japan in late June before coming home to appear at the annualRock USAfestival, scheduled for July 17th through July 20th in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch Van Halen perform "Unchained" in Australia: