Sammy Hagar is ready to tackle his next project, a Las Vegas headlining residency opening at the Strat Theater on October 29.
The legendary frontman recently explained to the Las Vegas Sun about his decision to put together the “Sammy Hagar & Friends” show: “I was inspired by all the downtime during COVID and I want to do some new things. This is one of ‘em, so here we go.”
“Sammy Hagar & 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.
“Sammy Hagar & Friends” has already sold out its first six dates in October and November, but the Red Rocker is already making plans to continue his residency in the new year.
“The team at the Strat has been awesome and they’ve really allowed us to come in and do what we want to do,” he says. “That room is great and I looked at every room that was available in Las Vegas. My fans, the Redheads, they come from all over the world and you want them to be in a place like Vegas where they can have a good time before and after the show. The experience in Vegas is like no other town. If you can’t find something to do here, you’re either broke or in a really bad mood.”
Hagar intends to bring in loads of special musical guests and play a different set every night at the Strat. “Nobody is going to hear the same thing twice. One night we’re going to come out and play Van Halen for an hour, then start cherry picking. Another night we might just play Montrose, which will be fun because that’s only about 35 minutes of music. I want to do it with a different theme every night and really mix it up.”
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Sammy Hagar Promises To “Mix It Up” During Vegas Residency