I remember a rockabilly band opening on the 1984 tour. I think it's Dave's thing! Mix it up...
Video evidence confirms that Kool's guitar player was the first guy ever to tap on the fretboard. The tour slot is Eddie's way of returning the favor.
Man I remember that too. Saw that show in Calgary and the poor rockabilly band was dodging beers, shoes, and other stuff being thrown at them during the whole set. Kind humorous but I felt sorry for those guys being booed the whole time and they were actually quite good. Yeah VH always seemed to have a habit of choosing some completely mismatched opening act for those earlier tours. I always thought it was their way of whipping the fans into a frenzy before they got on stage.
Actually a Gretsch salesman and endorser was probably the first to tap in the 60s. The White Falcon was a guitar made just for him and after many requests they added the Falcon to the Gretsch catalogs.