Sammy Hagar & The Circle Cancel U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have cancelled their U.S. tour with Night Ranger due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after Whitesnake previously dropped off the trek so David Coverdale can undergo surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia.

The following statement was issued:

“The Sammy Hagar & The Circle Summer 2020 Tour has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want our fans to know that ticket holders will be emailed directly from the ticketing company with their refund options, including a full refund, so please look out for their communication in the coming days.

We’re disappointed that the current situation has forced us to make this call but our top priority is the health and safety of our entire CIRCLE which extends from the band to our touring family to the venue staff at every show and especially to our fans.

We can’t wait for the day when we’re safely on the other side of this and can hit the stage and celebrate with you again. Until then, stay safe and we’ll do our best to continue entertaining you with our Lockdown Sessions! Sending Love & Light – Sammy, Michael, Jason & Vic”

2020 M3 Rock Festival Rescheduled For September

The 2020 M3 Rock Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on September 4-6. Organizers commented:

“The 2020 M3 Rock Festival, originally scheduled for May 1-3, is being rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2020 due to the coronavirus. All tickets will be honored on the new dates, of course. Unfortunately Ratt and Tyketto will no longer be able to perform, but we are thrilled to announce the addition of Winger to the lineup and more will be announced! We can’t wait to rock with you this September! Stay safe and see you at Merriweather soon. Keep your eyes peeled for additional info from Ticketmaster about these new dates.”

Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, & Night Ranger Announce U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Whitesnake, and Night Ranger have announced a U.S. tour together. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/09 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/11 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/14 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/15 Raleigh, NC – Coast Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
07/18 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
07/19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/22 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/25 Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Outdoor Venue
07/26 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre
08/07 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/08 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/11 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/14 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/15 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/18 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/19 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
08/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/22 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
09/02 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/06 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/08 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/10 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/13 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/15 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
09/16 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/18 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
09/20 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Watch Tim “Ripper” Owens Perform Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” With Night Ranger

During Night Ranger’s December 7 show at MGM Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio, the band were joined onstage by former Judas Priest singer Tim “Ripper” Owens. You can see footage of them performing Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” below:

Tesla, Ratt, Accept, Etc. Set For 2020 M3 Rock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 M3 Rock Festival. The event will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 1-3 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1 (kickoff party): Kix, Slaughter, Heaven’s Edge, and Mike Tramp.

May 2: Tesla, Accept, Y&T, Faster Pussycat, Doro, L.A. Guns, and Killer Dwarves.

May 3: Ratt, Night Ranger, Stryper, Steven Adler, Steelheart, Bango Tango, Dangerous Toys, Little Caesar, and Tyketto.

Sammy Hagar’s 2019 “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” Has Been Cancelled

Sammy Hagar’s “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” has been cancelled. That event was supposed to be held in Huntington Beach, CA on September 28-29. State Parks superintendent Kevin Pearsall told ocregister.com that the festival was scrapped due to its production company Freeze Management failing to pay fees, including some related to public safety. Hagar said he was “surprised and very disappointed to learn of the cancelation” and “more than anything” he was “sorry to inconvenience the fans.” Festival organizers also commented:

“Due to being denied the necessry permit submitted on 12-16-18 from California State Parks the High Tide Party & Car Show scheduled for September 28 & 29, has been canceled. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to relocate the events. All ticket holders will automatically receive a refund through official ticketing outlets, Front Gate Tickets and GroupOn.”

Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, White Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Master Recordings Reportedly Lost In 2008 UMG Fire

The New York Times recently shared a report on the 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that reportedly exposed the fact that numerous master recordings were destroyed. Now, the publication has followed up with a much larger list of affected artists. They include: Aerosmith, Audioslave, Nuno Bettencourt, Blink-182, Boston, Coverdale/Page, The Damned, Eagles, Extreme, Peter Frampton, Guns N’ Roses, Hole, Iron Butterfly, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World, Kansas, Krokus, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duff McKagan, Meat Loaf, Nazareth, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, No Doubt, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Iggy Pop, Primus, Puddle Of Mudd, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Steppenwolf, Styx, Sublime, Temple Of The Dog, Tesla, Voivod, Whitesnake, Weezer, White Zombie, Y&T, Rob Zombie, and tons more. Many artists were unaware about their masters being lost and a number of them have filed a suit against UMG for breach of contract since the recordings weren’t properly secured and preserved. They are seeking damages in excess of $100 million. You can read more HERE.

Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Blue Öyster Cult, Etc. To Perform At Sammy Hagar’s “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show”

The initial lineup has been revealed for Sammy Hagar’s 2019 “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show.” The event will take place in Huntington Beach, CA on September 28-29, and it will feature: Sammy Hagar & The Circle with special guest Richie Sambora, The Beach Boys, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Night Ranger, Blue Öyster Cult, Extreme, Steel Panther, Tony Lewis (The Outfield), Patty Smyth & Scandal, etc. The event will also feature a car show, beach activities, specially curated food and drink offerings, and more. You can find additional information HERE.

Sammy Hagar And The Circle Reveal Track Listing For New Album “Space Between”, Announce U.S. Tour

Sammy Hagar And The Circle have officially revealed the track listing for their new album “Space Between.” That effort will be released on May 10.

“Space Between” Track Listing:

01. “Devil Came To Philly”
02. “Full Circle Jam (Chump Change)”
03. “Can’t Hang”
04. “Wide Open Space”
05. “Free Man”
06. “Bottom Line”
07. “No Worries”
08. “Trust Fund Baby”
09. “Affirmation”
10. “Hey Hey (Without Greed)”

Hagar commented:

“The 10 songs on the ‘Space Between’ are not just a bunch of new songs grouped together on an album. They were sewn together conceptually for a complete mental, emotional and physical experience (kind of a Three Lock Box). Once I had the overall vision, the lyrics and music began to just flow through me.”

In other news, the group have also announced a headlining U.S. tour:

04/19 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre
04/20 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
04/22 Fresno, CA – Warnors Theatre
04/23 Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Theatre
04/26 Laughlin, NV – Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre
04/27 Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
04/30 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
05/01 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Center
05/03 Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
05/04 Tulsa, OK – Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino
05/17 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheatre
05/18 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Vince Neil)
05/20 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights (with Vince Neil)
05/22 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (with Night Ranger)
05/23 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn (with Night Ranger)
05/25 Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino (with Night Ranger)
05/26 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Night Ranger)
05/28 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with Night Ranger)
05/30 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino (with Night Ranger)
05/31 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap (with Night Ranger)
06/04 Lewiston, NY – Artpark (with Night Ranger)
06/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Highmark Stadium (with Night Ranger)
06/07 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Vince Neil)