Alex Van Halen’s 1980 ‘Invasion’ World Tour Drum Set Sells for $230,400 @ Julien’s Auctions – 2021

An Alex Van Halen custom-designed Ludwig drum kit sold for $230,400 at auction last weekend. The stage-played set was used on over 100 shows during Van Halen’s 1980 Invasion tour. In addition to being featured on the Van Halen tour, the kit also spent five years on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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“This kit from the 1980 Van Halen Invasion World Tour spent 5 years on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland,” said Alex Van Halen. “It’s the only one like it in the world and I’m happy that 100% of the selling price will be going to charity via the Frangioni Foundation and Mr. Holland’s Opus.”

This spectacular and massive drum ensemble features a visually striking element: articulating kick drums, which began a long fascination Van Halen had with flexible hoses joining drums.