American rock band Van Halen opened their first tour of Japan in 15 years on Tuesday night at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya.
The band had originally been scheduled to tour Japan last November but the tour was postponed after guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery to treat a digestive disorder.
The band, one of the biggest rock acts of the late 1970s and early 1980s with hits such as "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "Jump", has endured feuds and lineup changes over the years. Its current members are lead singer David Lee Roth, Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex (drums) and Eddie's son Wolfgang Van Halen on bass guitar.
The band will play at Tokyo Dome on Friday night, followed by gigs in Osaka on June 24, 26.© Japan Today