Revisit Eddie Van Halen’s Final Concert

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Fans have been sharing images from Eddie Van Halen’s last live performance, following the death of the legendary guitarist.

His passing was confirmed yesterday (October 6) by his son, Wolfgang, who revealed that the 65-year-old had lost his long battle with throat cancer.

In addition to the thousands of messages, memories and photographs of the guitarist that have been shared, people have also been sharing videos of Eddie performing live, including his last performance with the band.

Van Halen made their last tour in the summer of 2015. It was the band’s third time on tour since David Lee Roth joined the group in 2007. At the end of the tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 4, 2015.

Halfway through the concert, Roth addressed Eddie, saying, “”The best years of my life; the high points of all my life – onstage with you, homeboy.

He added: “I will always do the half-Jesus towards you, Eddie Van Halen.”.

Eddie had been battling the disease after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2000. He blamed his disease on the metal guitar picks he used to hold in the same place in his mouth.

The guitarist’s death comes months after Wolfgang offered hope that his father could one day tour with the band again.

Van Halen formed the band of the same name in California in 1972, with Lee Roth on vocals, his brother Alex Van Halen on drums, and Michael Anthony on bass.

Van Halen, Oct. 4, 2015, Hollywood Bowl Set List
1. “Light Up the Sky”
2. “Runnin’ With the Devil”
3. “Romeo Delight”
4. “Everybody Wants Some!!”
5. “Drop Dead Legs”
6. “Feel Your Love Tonight”
7. “Somebody Get Me a Doctor”
8. “She’s the Woman”
9. “I’ll Wait”
10. Drum Solo
11. “Little Guitars”
12. “Dance the Night Away”
13. “Beautiful Girls”
14. “Women in Love …”
15. “Hot for Teacher”
16. “‘Dirty Movies'”
17. “Ice Cream Man”
18. “Unchained”
19. “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”
20. Guitar Solo
21. “You Really Got Me”
22. “Panama”
23. “Jump”