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1993 concert tour by Van Halen
The Right Here Right Now Tour was a concert tour by American hard rock band Van Halen in support of their live double album and the accompanying video Live: Right Here, Right Now.
Following a European tour in support of the live album’s release, the band went out on a summer-long tour in North America. Approximately 31 of its 41 shows were sold out, and was in support of the anti-hunger organization USA Harvest. Groton had the only show not sold out by the end of the tour, as the state at the time had a shaky economy. The Groton show was almost cancelled because of a thunderstorm, but the band continued to perform, despite the danger.
The tour was the shortest ever promotion undertaken by the band, if previous tours that were promoting the same album were combined and the 2007 reunion tour’s lack of actual promotion are taken into account. This was possibly since all the other tours were in promotion of albums of new material to advertise. This made for a more varied setlist than any previous tour and was the band’s only ‘greatest hits’ tour until the 2004 and 2007 reunion tours.
The tour was met with positive reviews, with the Detroit Free Press stating that the concerts were “blessedly devoid of the usual hard rock glitz and gimmickry” while Cleveland Plain Dealer had said that the band consistently delivered one of the most energetic and entertaining rock ‘n’ roll shows.
Scott Iwasaki, a staff writer from the Deseret News gave the performance in Park City a positive review. He opened his statement, saying that rock ‘n’ roll was meant to be played live when the band pushed the “arena sound” into heavy metal while performing to an audience of 14,000 that were singing along and full of adrenaline and enthusiasm. He praised the dynamics of the songs, which were noted as magical and energetic, as well as acknowledging the individual solo acts done by the band members. He claimed that Anthony had performed a powerful bass solo, pushing his bass guitar to the limits while the notes rumbled throughout. He also added on Alex Van Halen’s drum solo, who he stated had plastered his drum set with neck-breaking speed and precision, with each hit of the snare and roll of the toms shaking the venue, with cheers from the audience when he performed a latin-rhythm interlude to prevent his solo from being drawn out.
|March 30, 1993||Munich||Germany||Olympiahalle|
|April 1, 1993||Rome||Italy||Palaghiaccio|
|April 2, 1993||Milan||Palatrussardi|
|April 4, 1993||Frankfurt||Germany||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|April 5, 1993||Nuremberg||Frankenhalle|
|April 7, 1993||Hamburg||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle|
|April 9, 1993||Stockholm||Sweden||Stockholm Globe Arena|
|April 10, 1993||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spektrum|
|April 11, 1993||Copenhagen||Denmark||Copenhagen Forum|
|April 13, 1993||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Ahoy Rotterdam|
|April 14, 1993||Ghent||Belgium||Flanders Expo|
|April 16, 1993||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|April 17, 1993||Stuttgart||Germany||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle|
|April 19, 1993||Essen||Grugahalle|
|April 21, 1993||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|April 25, 1993||Birmingham||England||National Exhibition Centre|
|April 27, 1993||Sheffield||Sheffield Arena|
|April 29, 1993||London||Wembley Arena|
|June 25, 1993||Clarkston||United States||Pine Knob Music Theatre|
|June 26, 1993|
|June 28, 1993||Cincinnati||Riverbend Music Center|
|June 29, 1993||Cuyahoga Falls||Blossom Music Center|
|July 1, 1993||Barrie||Canada||Molson Park|
|July 3, 1993||Corfu||United States||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|July 4, 1993||Weedsport||Cayuga County Fair Speedway|
|July 6, 1993||Middletown||Orange County Fair Speedway|
|July 7, 1993||Groton||Thames Music Theater|
|July 9, 1993||Mansfield||Great Woods Performing Arts Center|
|July 10, 1993|
|July 11, 1993||Wantagh||Jones Beach Theater|
|July 13, 1993|
|July 14, 1993|
|July 16, 1993||Burgettstown||Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater|
|July 17, 1993||Columbia||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|July 18, 1993|
|July 20, 1993||Charlotte||Blockbuster Pavilion|
|July 21, 1993||Raleigh||Walnut Creek Amphitheatre|
|July 23, 1993||Atlanta||Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|July 24, 1993||Antioch||Starwood Amphitheatre|
|July 25, 1993||Noblesville||Deer Creek Music Center|
|July 27, 1993||Bonner Springs||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|July 28, 1993||Maryland Heights||Riverport Amphitheatre|
|July 30, 1993||Tinley Park||New World Music Theatre|
|July 31, 1993||East Troy||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|August 2, 1993||Thornville||Buckeye Lake Music Center|
|August 5, 1993||Dallas||Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre|
|August 6, 1993||The Woodlands||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|August 7, 1993|
|August 10, 1993||Greenwood Village||Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre|
|August 12, 1993||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma State Fairgrounds|
|August 14, 1993||Phoenix||Desert Sky Pavilion|
|August 16, 1993||Park City||Park West Amphitheater|
|August 18, 1993||Portland||Portland Meadows|
|August 20, 1993||Mountain View||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|August 21, 1993|
|August 22, 1993||Sacramento||Cal Expo Amphitheatre|
|August 24, 1993|
|August 27, 1993||Costa Mesa||Pacific Amphitheatre|
|August 28, 1993|
Box office score data
- Bowles, Jennifer (July 22, 1993). “Van Halen is ready to rock”. No. 210. Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Kentucky New Era. p. 5B. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- “Van Halen shows selling out”. Reading, Pennsylvania: Reading Eagle. June 22, 1993. p. A10. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- Kaplan, Karen (August 28, 1993). “Sub base may lose summer concert series”. No. 58. New London, Connecticut: The Day. pp. A1, A10. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- Kaplan, Karen (July 8, 1993). “Van Halen storms sub base despite lightning, downpour”. No. 7. New London, Connecticut: The Day. pp. A1, A8. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- Iwasaki, Scott (August 17, 1993). “Van Halen gives fans a shot of adrenaline”. No. 64. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News. p. C10. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- “Van Halen Tour Dates”. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. Retrieved April 15, 2022. Accessed on 31 August 2007
- Barad, Vivian (July 12, 1993). “Music and Dance: Concerts”. New York Magazine. Vol. 26, no. 27. New York City, New York: New York Media, LLC. p. 81. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
Van Halen – Jones Beach State Park at 8.
- Morris, Scott (July 16, 1993). “Pop! Goes Van Halen”. No. 180. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 4. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- “Regional Places To Go: Music”. No. 163. Fredericksburg, Virginia: The Free Lance-Star. July 10, 1993. p. 6. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
Van Halen/Vince Neil, July 17-18
- “Entertainment Notes: Yanni, Van Halen in Charlotte”. The Times-News. No. 199. Hendersonville, North Carolina. July 18, 1993. p. 6E. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- “Calendar: Saturday”. Daily News. No. 169. Bowling Green, Kentucky. p. 12-C. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
Rock group Van Halen with opening act Vince Neil will be in concert at 8 p.m. at Starwood Amphitheatre in Nashville.
- “Amusement Business Boxscore”. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. July 10, 1993. p. 14. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2022.
- “Amusement Business Boxscore”. Billboard. Vol. 105, no. 33. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. August 14, 1993. p. 12. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2022.