Van Halen fans are blown away by the appearance of a very rarely seen promo video shot for the band’s 1981 favorite, “So This Is Love?” Loudersound posted the backstory for the clip from a YouTuber named Kosmo VanHalenItalia.

He explained, “At the end of 1981, Van Halen filmed some videoclip settled in a Jurassic park in Italy, the ‘Prehistoric Park’ of Rivolta D’Adda (near Milan). The band was engaged in a European tour for promoting Fair Warning. These videos aired on Italian state television, RAI 1, during a TV show called Happy Circus. Van Halen Italia Fan Club found those video clips and shares them with fans all over the world.”


  • Van Halen‘s fourth album, Fair Warning, was released on April 29th, 1981.
  • The album peaked at Number Five on the Billboard 200 album chart.
  • Fair Waring scored four Top 40 hits on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts — “So This Is Love?” (#15); “Mean Street” (#13); “Push Comes To Shove” (#29); and “Unchained” (#13).

CHECK IT OUT: CHECK IT OUT: Van Halen’s “So This Is Love?” as broadcast on January 1st, 1981 on Italian TV’s Happy Circus: