St. Louis (Top40 Charts/ Hip-O Records) - Hagar has announced plans to launch an upcoming cross-country tour to include 60 stops starting at his annual birthday bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Hagar's 60-stop tour will conclude in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on July 12th, 2008 and will include performances by a number of special celebrity friends. Hagar will also release a single on Cabo Wabo Music called Open, which will be released to rock and classic rock radio stations and will also be available to fans for download via iTunes.
The sure to be hard rockin' show Hagar will be bringing to fans on his tour will include 3 jam-packed hours of performances by Sammy Hagar and core Sammy rockers. Hagar will be, in a sense, stuffing his amazing Cabo Wabo Village that accompanied him at each stop of last summer's Livin' It Up! Tour into the indoor venues on the upcoming tour. All this to create the Cabo Wabo vibe that devoted RedHeads have come to know and love. Each show will open with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony's Mad Anthony Express performing early Van Halen numbers and a variety of early rock classics. Next, fans will be treated to a performance by Los Tres Gusanos which will play early Sammy Hagar songs and, finally, Hagar and Anthony will come together as The Other Half (of Van Halen), performing a number of Van Halen tunes from the Sammy Hagar era. Tickets for the tour will go on sale soon. Fans can check www.redrocker.com for more tour information as it becomes available.
"The honor of being inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame is simply awesome; it's been a great year all around and I feel like celebrating, which of course means rockin' out," said Hagar. "I just have to figure out how to squeeze an outdoor show into an indoor venue, but I'll get it done. It's going to be one red-hot, kick ass fiesta."
Hagar made the exciting tour announcement on, Wednesday, June 20th at his red carpet DVD launch party at the Pageant Concert Nightclub in St. Louis where Hagar held a special screening of his live DVD Livin' It Up! In St. Louis as well as a rare unplugged acoustic performance by Sammy Hagar and The Wabos.
Tickets to last night's screening and performance sold out in a matter of seconds, believed to be record timing for a sold out show in St. Louis. Hagar also holds the city record for selling more tickets in St. Louis than any other musical entertainer in St. Louis history. The Livin' It Up! In St. Louis DVD was released on Tuesday, June 19th by Image Entertainment and includes live footage from the St. Louis stop of Hagar's summer 2006 cross-country Livin' It Up Tour as well as bonus interviews, tour footage and music videos.
As a testament to his long lasting and thriving music career, 2007 has held a number of accolades and highlights for Hagar. In March, he was inducted into the prestigious Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame with his fellow Van Halen bandmates. Hagar was also honored by the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy at the 2007 Recording Academy Honors event (formerly The Governor's Award) in April for his outstanding work of excellence and integrity. Most recently, Hagar sold 80% of his Cabo Wabo Tequila brand to Gruppo Campari's Skyy Spirits.
About Livin' It Up! In St. Louis...
Caught live in St. Louis on their sold out 2006 U.S. tour, Sammy and The Wabos bring down the house with songs from their new album, Livin' It Up!, as well as some of Sammy's famed solo work. Joined on stage for the second half of the show by legendary Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, the band rips through some of rock radio's classic tunes.
From 'I Can't Drive 55' and 'Mas Tequila' to 'Finish What You Started' and 'Right Now', it's one big Cabo party with the Red Rocker! Songs include 'Mas Tequila', 'Mexico', 'There's Only One Way To Rock', 'Rainy Day Women' (No 12/ No 35), 'The Girl Gets Around', 'Rock Candy', 'I'll Fall in Love Again', 'I'll Take You There', 'Sam I Am', 'Little White Lie', 'I Can't Drive 55', 'Heavy Metal', 'Good Enough', 'Summer Nights', 'Right Now', 'Finish What You Started', 'Best of Both Worlds', 'Fight For Your Right', 'Cabo Wabo'. The DVD's special features include interviews with Sammy Hagar, as well as each of The Wabos - Vic Johnson, Mona Gnader, and David Lauser in addition to Michael Anthony. Also included is the 'Sam I Am' music video, the making of 'Sam I Am', the 'Tropic of Capricorn' music video, a "Got Cabo?" video tour of Cabo San Lucas and a "Tequila Made Me Do It" tour video.
More details about the upcoming tour dates and ticket sales will be announced shortly. Stay tuned to www.redrocker.com for information as it becomes available.