The Red Rocker embarks on a late-summer journey celebrating his incredible catalog. Playing in the band on select dates for Sammy Hagar on his “Four Decades Of Rock” will be his Van Halen/Chickenfoot cohort Michael Anthony and Montrose vets Denny Carmassi and Bill Church.
"Classic Rock Radio Reunion," Ameristar Casino St. Charles, Saint Charles, Mo.
January 19, 2013
There’s a lot of rock ’n’ roll history in Hagar’s career. As the frontman for Montrose, Hagar sang now-classic rock hits such as “Bad Motor Scooter,” “Rock Candy” and “Paper Money,” while his post-Montrose days gave us legacy tracks such as “Red,” “Trans Am” and the format-crossing “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy.” Hagar’s ode to speed – “I Can’t Drive 55” – is still a pedal-to-the-metal joyride nearly 30 years after its release.
Then there are Hagar’s Van Halen years with albums such as 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and Balance and songs like “Right Now,” “Finish What You Started” and “When It’s Love” that further locked down his place as one of rock’s top frontmen.
These days when he’s not running his distilled spirits empire, Hagar spends his time singing in Chickenfoot with bassist Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith and doing his own gigs. This summer is the season for the latter.
Hagar’s tour begins in the Pacific Northwest and winds its way across the country, stopping in Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario and Missouri before wrapping in San Francisco. Here’s the schedule:
Aug. 18 – Jackpot, Nev., Cactus Petes Resort Casino Amphitheater
Aug. 20 – Loveland, Colo., Budweiser Events Center
Aug. 23 – Chicago, Ill., Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Aug. 24 – Saint Paul, Minn., Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 26 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 27 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Sept. 4 – Paso Robles, Calif., Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 – Stateline, Nev., Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Sept. 7 – San Francisco, Calif., America’s Cup Pavilion
Hagar will be playing with his long-time band The Wabos Aug. 15-18 and Sept. 4. Anthony joins him for shows scheduled for Aug. 23-31 and Sept. 6-7. Carmassi and Church appear Aug. 31 & Sept. 6-7.
Comerica Park, Detroit, Mich.
August 13, 2011
Some shows are already on sale. Airway Heights goes on sale May 22; Toronto May 24. Visit RedRocker.com for more info.