Watch The Van Halen Dedication Ceremony In Pasadena
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The late icon Eddie Van Halen is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time and the co-founder of the band Van Halen. He died last year due to stroke and on his first death anniversary, a plaque was dedicated to him, which is currently located on a wall outside of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The remarks read:
“The Van Halen Family emigrated from the Netherlands to Pasadena in 1962. Alex and Eddie Van Halen attended schools in Pasadena and began playing music together with Eddie on guitar and Alex on drums. Years later, the brothers formed the band Van Halen, along with bassist Michael Anthony and vocalist David Lee Roth. Between 1975 and 1978, Van Halen performed 14 concerts at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Conference Center.
“Regarded as one of the most successful bands of all time, Van Halen will forever be remembered for reinventing Rock ‘n’ Roll and their connection to Pasadena.”
At the present time, the Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo said that he was honored to serve the band margaritas when they stopped by a restaurant before heading to the main event which is the ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly constructed Van Halen Stage in the Playhouse Village Park in Pasadena was officially unveiled to the public.
Back in 2021, there was a city-wide survey, which resulted in the City Council voting to name the stage after Van Halen.