vanhalen640 Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all-time, Van Halen, will perform on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards,” marking the band’s first-ever performance on an awards show with Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang Van Halen and David Lee Roth.

Van Halen join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, along with special duet performances by “Empire” recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17th, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

The legendary rock band blasted onto the Billboard charts in 1978 and has never looked back. Van Halen has sold close to 100 million records, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has been awarded two Diamond awards by the Recording Industry Association of America, signifying individual album sales of more than 10 million units.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

Tickets are now on sale at Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at

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    1. Doug, that could be tough! I am afraid we will witness the Hyperactive Grinning Monkey. It is cringe-worthy and just not the Van Halen I prefer. I know Dave was never much of a singer, but the version currently on display is hurting the legacy. I love the days of Diamond Dave and the original Van Halen as much as anyone, but I am not going to sit here and act like what we are being served up is appropriate. So, like any fan, I have the right to not purchase or view the spectacle. It isn’t even about Michael Anthony any more. David is “singing” at a higher register and it is not a good sound at all. At least when he was fucking up the lyrics in the 80s, he had some growl in his voice. They are ripping off the fans with this tour. Van Halen lives in my vinyl collection!!

  1. Love Van Halen, but hate these award shows, especially today, so “I’ll Wait” until August 13th, Jones Beach for VH to “Light Up The Sky!” Bottoms Up! 😉

  2. Van Halen, even on their worst day, will still blow every other artist at this award show away.

    I’ll wait for the clip to appear on the internet.

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