Right Here Right Now Tour

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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.[1] Approximately 31 of its 41 shows were sold out, and was in support of the anti-hunger organization USA Harvest.[2] Groton had the only show not sold out by the end of the tour, as the state at the time had a shaky economy.[3] The Groton show was almost cancelled because of a thunderstorm, but the band continued to perform, despite the danger.[4]

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.[1]

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.[5]


Tour dates[edit]

Date[6] City Country Venue
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
North America
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[7] Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
July 13, 1993
July 14, 1993
July 16, 1993[8] Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater
July 17, 1993[9] Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 18, 1993[9]
July 20, 1993[10] Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
July 21, 1993 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 23, 1993 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 24, 1993[11] 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[edit]


Additional musician


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  2. ^ “Van Halen shows selling out”. Reading, Pennsylvania: Reading Eagle. June 22, 1993. p. A10. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
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  8. ^ Morris, Scott (July 16, 1993). “Pop! Goes Van Halen”. No. 180. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 4. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  9. ^ a b “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
  10. ^ “Entertainment Notes: Yanni, Van Halen in Charlotte”. The Times-News. No. 199. Hendersonville, North Carolina. July 18, 1993. p. 6E. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  11. ^ “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.
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  13. ^ “Amusement Business Boxscore”. Billboard. Vol. 105, no. 33. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. August 14, 1993. p. 12. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2022.