Saturday, August 24, 2013
RED: SAMMY HAGAR
Because there was no advertising, the events center was a little more than half full, as Sammy acknowledges midway through the show. "I'll tell you what, it don't look full but it sounds fucking full!" A very different crowd is drawn to the show, not the young and the beautiful, but an older and more grizzled, blue collar group of people. Many wearing Harley Davidson colors. No chatty, screaming girls.
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.
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.