Van Halen Perform "Jump" on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' — Video

A mere three days after shutting down Hollywood Boulevard for a special Jimmy Kimmel Live performance, Van Halen performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier today.

The band opened with “Jump” and went right into “Dance the Night Away,” which is available exclusively on Ellen‘s website. You can watch "Jump" below.

“This is the most auspicious way of starting the tour,” David Lee Roth said after DeGeneres walked onstage for an interview.

“We’ve never played American television before, and it was our idea that you couldn’t possibly pick a better audience than this here. This is our Ed Sullivan Show! This is James Brown on The Ed Sullivan Show. This is the Beatles. This is a really big showcase for us.”

The band's new live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, was released Tuesday. It collects performances from the Tokyo stop on the band’s 2012-13 tour. Further reissues are planned for later this year.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.