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Exclusive Photos: Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, February 28, 2012

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In 2012, Van Halen embarked upon a world tour to promote their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, their first with David Lee Roth since 1984 (they had previously reunited with him for a tour in 2007, which was also the first time Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, stepped in on bass). Appropriately, the setlist mixed the band’s classic DLR-era material with songs from the new album.

Photographer Jacqueline Cheng was on hand to capture the performance for MetalSucks, and today we’re revisiting those photos in light of Eddie Van Halen’s death yesterday at the age of just 65.

The A Different Kind of Truth Tour would run through the middle of 2012 before scheduled third and fourth legs were canceled due to the band feeling overworked and Eddie’s emergency surgery for diverticulitis, although the band would play a small handful of shows in 2013. Their North American tour in 2015 would be their final run ever.

Enjoy these clips of Eddie looking happy and healthy as you jam through VH’s catalogue today and celebrate Eddie’s life.

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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen, Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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Van Halen at Madison Square Garden, 2012. Photo credit: Jacqueline Cheng for MetalSucks.
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