Yes, you heard correctly Pine Knob is back (formerly DTE) and what a better way to celebrate 50 with The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar. Sammy Hagar & The Circle will hit the stage on August 23. Today Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar announced the first dates of his “Crazy Times” North American summer amphitheater tour. Hagar will be joined by his best-selling rock supergroup The Circle featuring fellow Van Halen alum and Rock Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Anthony; Grammy-award winning drummer, Jason Bonham; and Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso. Special guests George Thorogood & The Destroyers will also join the entire tour, which is produced by Live Nation and presented by Hagar’s portfolio of spirits — Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co., Santo Tequila and Beach Bar Rum. The “Crazy Times” tour kicks off in Bridgeport, CT on Friday, Jun. 10 at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater and continues through Saturday, Sept. 10 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, Jan. 28. Redhead Fan Club Members will have access to the first pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. local time. For more info click here and for Pine Knob ticket info click here.
Special guests George Thorogood and The Destroyers are set to turn up the rock-blues vibes as they celebrate 45 years in music. With a catalog of classic hits that includes “Who Do You Love,” “Move It On Over,” “Bad To The Bone,” “I Drink Alone” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” it’s a pairing for the rock party record books.
Sammy Hagar said: “A tour this size has been a long time coming and it’s definitely going to be worth the wait. The Circle and I are super excited and ready to throw the party of the year with George Thorogood.
We’re going to take the music and party to a whole new level— ‘Crazy Times’ is an understatement.”
Sammy Hagar & The Circle have quickly established themselves as one of the most emphatic and exciting live acts on the road today, seamlessly ripping through career-spanning hits from Hagar’s solo years, Montrose, Van Halen, The Circle, and with Bonham on drums a Led Zeppelin track or two. With an ever-changing setlist that draws from more than five decades of iconic rock anthems, fans will experience the excitement of live music with songs including, “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Right Now,” “There’s Only One Way To Rock,” “Mas Tequila,” “Why Can’t This Be Love,” “Heavy Metal,” “Your Love is Driving Me Crazy,” and many more.
The tour comes on the heels of Hagar’s Las Vegas residency, which is now in its second year of sold-out concerts at The Strat. On January 5, 2022, he was awarded Mexico’s Medal of Honor and named Los Cabos’ first Honorary Ambassador of Tourism by the region’s top dignitaries, in recognition of his longtime investment in their people and economy. Hagar’s tour is presented by his award-winning portfolio of spirits, including Santo Tequila and Mezquila, a partnership with Guy Fieri; his premium Puerto Rico-made Beach Bar Rum, with partner Rick Springfield; and Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co., his new top-shelf sparkling rum cocktails in a can.