Sammy Hagar - The 2014 Tour
The Red Rocker hath returned, and he's shredding his way across North America as he
crisscrosses every corner of the States and Canada. His 2014 tour is definitely stopping at a location near you. Be sure not
to miss him when it does, at Stateline, NV; San Francisco, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Austin, TX; Joliet, IL; Quapaw, OK; Cadott,
WI; Maryland Heights, MO; London, ON; Hampton, NH; and Mashantucket, CT.
Whether he's blowing away the largest amphitheatres
across the country (The Fillmore in San Francisco), or invigorating the masses at the most exciting music festivals (Empire
Rockfest, Rock the Park XI, Chippewa Valley Rock Fest), Sammy Hagar demonstrates what being a true rockstar is all about.
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About Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar was sent to this planet
to rock in 1947 in Salinas, California. His first band, formed in the sixties, would operate under the name The Fabulous Castilles.
He would also record as rock duo Samson & Hagar, as well as in the Johnny Fortune Band, Big Bang, Skinny, and Manhole.
Finally, Sammy would move to San Francisco where he would find his first mainstream success with the group Montrose in 1973.
Things would not last long as creative differences led to Sammy's leaving the band, but not after putting two years of his
life into the band and recording two hit albums with them.
Sammy would sign a solo deal with Capitol Records in 1976
and bring along former Montrose members Bill Church and Denny Carmassi to support him in his endeavor. He would enjoy moderate
success, and along the way pickup the iconic alias of The Red Rocker. Hagar would work under the watchful eye of producer
John Carter, but would again feel inhibited by the restraints of those around him and would move on to self produce in 1979.
Just shy of mainstream success, Hagar would leave Capitol and join Geffen Records. He would see the commercial success he
was born to achieve on his new label throughout the 80s, eventually forming the super group HSAS for a short while before
replacing David Lee Roth in Van Halen.
Van Halen would propel Sammy to levels of success previously unseen, both personally
and for the band. After a strong eleven year run, more creative differences would lead to Hagar parting ways with Van Halen
(at this point sometimes called Van Hagar) in 1996. Sammy would restart his solo career to great success, eventually leading
to him touring with other former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth. The tour would fill amphitheaters across the country and
lead to Sammy's two year reunion with Van Halen from 2003-2005. The band would rupture again, with Sammy now fronting two
bands, Sammy and The Waboritas as well as the supergroup Chickenfoot. Chickenfoot includes Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili
Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Joe Satriani.
Sammy Hagar's long and storied musical
career leaves him with an impressive collection of hits over his many many projects. One of his earliest writing credits goes
to the track "Bad Motor Scooter", which Hagar wrote for his first major rock group Montrose. Sammy would put out two albums
with Montrose including Paper Money, which would be his last before taking his first steps into his solo career in 1976. One
of his first solo albums would be Nine on a Ten Scale, with the hit "Red" earning him the moniker of The Red Rocker. His first
self produced album Street Machine would be followed by Danger Zone, both containing early tastes of what would later become
Sammy's signature rock style.
Sammy's fortunes would pick up as he released Standing Hampton with his new label Geffen
Records. Standing Hampton would be Samy's biggest success yet, eventually going platinum as it was carried by his megahit
"There's Only One Way To Rock". Three Lock Box, his follow up, would produce "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy", which would
peak at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his biggest single success yet.
His next album VOA would continue with
his iconic true rock sound, carried by the single "I Can't Drive 55" again topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. His
biggest accomplishment yet would come in 1987 when Hagar finally hit #1 on Billboard, with his hit "Give to Live" on I Never
Sammy has been member to a number of Rock supergroups, including Chickenfoot and
Planet Us. However, most of Sammy's solo work would typically enjoy more commercial and critical success.
Sammy is an
avid entrepreneur, owning multiple businesses including a nightclub in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The Sammy Hagar
Get ready to experience one of the most influential figures in rock in the flesh. The Red Rocker
brings over 40 years of legendary rock experience that he easily distills into some of the most heavy hitting and memorable
live performances that you can get out of music. Sammy Hagar is an artist that can be enjoyed by all, from the most die-hard
rock fans to the completely uninitiated. Don't miss one of the biggest rock events of the year, coming to a stadium near you!