Van Halen Rips Through ‘Panama’ on Billboard Music Awards

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Last weekend’s Billboard Music Awards got off to an electric start, as Van Halen opened the ceremony with a searing rendition of classic track “Panama.”

It was a strong reminder of the power of rock at an event where pop artists like One Direction and John Legend take up much of the spotlight.

During Van Halen’s appearance— which also served notice to fans everywhere that the band is about to go on tour to support new live album Tokyo Dome Live in Concert—Eddie Van Halen again proved why he is among the all-timers, connecting perfectly with bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and vocalist David Lee Roth.

Watch the performance below and click here for a full list of tour dates.