Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar kicked-off Halloween weekend in Vegas at the first show of his sold-out “Sammy Hagar & Friends” residency with his rock supergroup, The Circle – featuring original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson.
Hagar, dressed for Halloween in a shirt covered in skulls and crossbones, delivered hit after hit, including “Finish What Ya Started,” “Right Now,” and “Mas Tequila.” Surprise guest, Stephen Pearcy, the lead singer of Ratt, joined The Circle on stage to sing a Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” to the thundering applause of the audience. The song has become a favorite in their setlist and is played as a tribute to drummer Jason Bonham’s father, Led Zeppelin’s iconic drummer, John Bonham.
It’s been a busy fall for Hagar, who launched Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co. in late September with a history-making show – the first rooftop performance for people on the Las Vegas Strip. Made with Hagar’s award-winning Beach Bar Rum, the canned top-shelf sparkling rum cocktails are sweetened with agave and made with all natural ingredients. They come in four playful twists on classic flavors: Tangerine Dream, Island Pop, Cherry Kola Chill and Pineapple Splash. Available now in California and Nevada, Hagar is rolling out the Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co. in the Lone Star State in December with “A Toast to Texas,” where he will perform shows in Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and Houston. More information and tickets are available at RedRocker.com.