Residency Kicks off with Hagar’s Supergroup, The Circle, Featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, Surprise and Special Guests to Come
Two icons will come together when rock legend Sammy Hagar takes the stage for the first time at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod this fall. Announced tonight, Hagar will kick off a new residency, “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” that will feature The Red Rocker collaborating with a rotating circle of his legendary friends at The STRAT Theater starting with shows on Friday, Oct. 29, Saturday, Oct. 30, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6.
“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,” said Hagar. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ‘Sammy and Friends.’ You all know the rules. There aren’t any.”
Hagar will bring together a legendary circle of friends and bandmates, past and present, to the intimate 800-capacity STRAT Theater, including 300 GA floor tickets for a party vibe in front of the stage. Michael Anthony, the legendary bassist who’s played with Hagar for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen, Chickenfoot and The Circle and Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso and bandmate in The Circle are confirmed for the first four shows. Jason Bonham, the acclaimed Grammy-winning drummer and their bandmate in The Circle is confirmed for the first two shows, Oct. 29 and 30, with surprise and special guests to be announced. The theater will be designed to capture the beach vibe he’s synonymous with, including elements of Hagar’s famed Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, home to his epic annual birthday bash.
“We’re ecstatic to announce that Sammy Hagar, one of rock music’s most dynamic and prolific artists, will be taking the stage here at The STRAT,” said Steve Arcana, executive vice president and COO of Golden Entertainment, Inc., parent company of The STRAT. “We are thrilled to host the first-ever Las Vegas residency for Sammy, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer whose music has amassed generations of fans.”
Fans will take in the experience of a lifetime seeing the legendary artist performing some of his greatest hits, which include some of the most iconic rock anthems ever written, like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “There’s Only One Way To Rock,” “Right Now,” “Heavy Metal,” “Mas Tequila,” “Why Can’t This Be Love,” and many more in an intimate venue. Sammy & Friends will celebrate Hagar’s career, spanning four decades, from his solo career, Montrose, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle, and surprise additions to the setlist depending on which of his musician friends take the stage with him. Produced by industry leader, SPI Entertainment, the show will transport the audience to Baja, where you never know who will join Hagar on stage.
“Sammy is one of the greatest rockers of all time and has some of the most devoted and passionate fans,” said Adam Steck of SPI Entertainment and Co-Producer of the show with Hagar’s manager, Tom Consolo, of TC Management. “This is going to be an epic rock and roll party experience with all of his hits from Montrose, Van Halen and his solo career. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Show times will be 9 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets will start at $100 and will be available first to Sammy’s Fan Club starting at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 29 and members of True Rewards, The STRAT’s free rewards program, starting at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 30. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 1 at http://tickets.thestrat.com/SammyHagar. VIP packages for once-in-a-lifetime experiences will also be available. More information about the show is available at TheSTRAT.com and Sammy Hagar’s website RedRocker.com.