The seventy-four-year-old rocker nicknamed the red rocker, Sammy Hagar and the Circle delivered a one two punch in more ways than one Tuesday night in Clarkston, Michigan. Remember it’s just a number and Sammy didn’t show it during the one-hour thirty-five-minute set. Hagar brought the dance moves along with a very high level of energy appreciated by the sold-out crowd. Weatherwise it was a perfect night for a concert. Opening things up for Sammy Hagar and the circle, American blues rock band George Thorogood and the destroyers. It was a first for me seeing a George Thorogood show and it was fantastic. The entire set was laced with incredible guitar riffs, and a few shreds. Pine knob was definitely treated well by George, saying he loves it here and it will always be called Pine knob to him.
Pine knob looked ready to rock, it was time for the 10,000 in attendance to let loose. Opening up the set was the track “Crazy Times” which is the title track from the bands next album due out September 30, was the first time performed live immediately drew loud cheers. After the song ended Sammy asked everyone why we are here, we are here because we came to f$$$$$$ party with you! It was the perfect way to hype the fans as the band went into everyone favorite high energy song “There’s only one way to rock” holy hell! The seventeen-song set was only getting started. The set included a bit of everything from Montrose stomper “Rock Cany” to a few Hagar tracks and also some Van Halen. Speaking of (Van Halen) Michael Anthony is still a badass on the bass, you can bank that! The bassist took lead on ‘Ain’t talkin’ ’bout love” taking us all back down memory lane.
Drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late great Led Zepplin drummer John Bonham was his usual on point self as was guitarist Vic Johnson. The supergroup has it going on and if you’re into parties then come crash this party. If you are one of the lucky peeps in the front row you just might have Sammy pour you one and cheers to a great night of rock and roll. Below is my gallery from that night. Remember America ‘horns up, and keep rocking!