Thirty two years after their inception, Van Halen performed at Philips Arena on September 17, 2004. This tour came immediately after the release of their July 2004 Second Greatest Hits Compilation. Van Halen has experienced great success and their music has permeated numerous generations. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best selling band/artist of all times with sales of over $56 million in the US. Their 2004 tour was ranked in the top ten grossing tours of 2004 by Pollstar Magazine.