Sammy Hagar & The Circle Announce December Texas Shows

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have announced some Texas headlining shows. Here’s the dates:

12/03 Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s
12/04 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/06 Austin, TX – Moody Theater
12/08 Houston, TX – House of Blues

Hagar commented:

“We chose cool, smaller venues on this tour so we could throw a party like we do in Cabo. It’s about the whole experience, fans can sample my new Beach Bar Cocktail Co. sparkling rum cocktails, along with some Santo Tequila and Beach Bar Rum, while listening to The Circle jam. We’ll be back next summer with the big rock shows, this is a party we’re throwing just for Texas.”

Eddie Van Halen’s Son, Widow, And Former Bandmates Pay Tribute To The Legendary Guitarist On The First Anniversary Of His Death

It’s officially been one year since the world lost Eddie Van Halen. To mark the sad occasion, his son, Wolfgang Van Halen, his widow, Janie Van Halen, and two of his former bandmates, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, have all shared new tributes for the legendary guitarist. You can find those below:

Wolfgang Van Halen:

Janie Van Halen:

Sammy Hagar:

Michael Anthony:

Sammy Hagar To Play Rooftop Concert Above The Strip In Las Vegas, NV

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sammy Hagar & The Circle will be playing a rooftop concert in Las Vegas, NV on September 22. The performance will take place above the Strip at Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas at 6:30 p.m. 200 invited guests and contest winners will be able to watch the show from the Beer Park deck, while pedestrians will also be able to see it from the Strip. Hagar commented:

“I’m so looking forward to doing this crazy thing, which I’ve never done before. It’s inspired by The Beatles, who were one of the first ones to do it.”

Watch Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) And Sammy Hagar (Ex-Van Halen) Cover Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll” In Austin, TX

During a private August 5 event in Austin, TX, Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen) joined Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) onstage for a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Sammy Hagar Adds Two More Dates To 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Sammy Hagar has added November 12 and November 13 dates to his “Sammy Hagar And Friends” Las Vegas residency at The Strat Showroom. The shows were added after the October 29, October 30, November 5, and November 6 dates quickly sold out. As previously reported, the upcoming concerts will find the frontman performing with various guests including his current The Circle bandmates Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson, and Jason Bonham. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Hagar will also be inviting other musicians to the party including: Toby Keith, Rick Springfield, Kenny Chesney, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), and Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains).

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Sammy Hagar Announces Fall 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Sammy Hagar has announced a special “Sammy Hagar And Friends” Las Vegas residency. The shows will take place at The Strat Showroom and they will find the frontman performing with various guests. The following dates have been confirmed: October 29, October 30, November 5, and November 6. Among the guests expected to participate are Hagar’s current The Circle bandmates Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson, and Jason Bonham. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Hagar will also be inviting other musicians to the party including: Toby Keith, Rick Springfield, Kenny Chesney, Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), and Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains). Hagar commented:

“I’ve been searching the Las Vegas Strip trying to find the right room, ambience and partners to create a very special Cabo Wabo birthday-bash-type environment for my band members and musician friends to create the ultimate party residency. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ‘Sammy And Friends’. You all know the rules. There aren’t any.”

Former Van Halen Members Sammy Hagar And Michael Anthony Launch Van Hagar Social Media Accounts

Ex-Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have launched official Van Hagar accounts on Facebook and Instagram. The pages, which are called “Van Hagar / Other Half,” were created to celebrate the Hagar-era of the band. Hagar commented:

“Hey everybody, I’ve got some fresh news for you. Mikey and I have been checking out our old vintage footage of stuff we’ve been doing over the years with Van Hagar years and all that, and we found some of the coolest stuff. And we’re digging and we’re digging — we’re finding nuggets every day and we’re gonna share ’em with you.”

Anthony added:

“Hey, everyone keeps asking us, ‘Why don’t you post more of the Van Hagar years stuff?’ Well, guess what. You’ve got it. We’re gonna go through, dig through some of the archived stuff, try to find stuff you haven’t seen before — maybe some stuff that we haven’t seen in decades — and throw it up, and maybe post a couple of comments to go along with it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Sammy Hagar Perform “I Can’t Drive 55” During Pre-Race Festivities For 37th Annual NASCAR All-Star Race

Yesterday (June 13), Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson performed “I Can’t Drive 55” during the pre-race festivities for the 37th annual NASCAR All-Star Race. You can see fan-uploaded footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Sammy Hagar To Perform “I Can’t Drive 55” During Pre-Race Festivities For 37th Annual NASCAR All-Star Race

On June 13, Sammy Hagar and Vic Johnson will be playing “I Can’t Drive 55” during the pre-race festivities for the 37th annual NASCAR All-Star Race. The performance will take place on a stage in Section PL 102 of the Texas Motor Speedway grandstands.