Sammy Hagar & The Circle brought their party to the brand new Rose Music Center at The Heights and provide its first SOLD OUT show.
The “Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony have reunited and joined forces with drummer great Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. Sammy Hagar & The Circle are currently touring several cities across the US and an early scheduled show on the outskirts of Dayton, hio provided for a night of great energy, nostalgic rock, a birthday bash and even a few tears.
Legendary bassist Michael Anthony of Van Halen fame celebrated his 61st birthday by playing before a sold-out crowd at the newly minted Dayton venue. Coming on the heels of recent barbs from former bandmate Eddie Van Halen, Anthony, always a class act, joined old friend and frontman Sammy Hagar on their newest project, The Circle. Accompanied by Drummer-giganticus, Jason Bonham, and guitar shredder extraordinaire, Vic Johnson, the foursome ripped through a mix of Hagar Hits such as “Only One Way to Rock,” “I Can’t Drive (55),” and “Heavy Metal,” as well as a couple Led Zeppelin tunes to include: “Whole Lotta Love” and “Rock and Roll.”
The night was marked with a few special moments when, in true Hagar fashion and ever-the-crowd-pleaser, Sammy reached for and signed a “Hagar Fan” license plate from a young concert-goer and later performed a slow, melodic version of “Dreams” that moved many in attendance to tears.
Hagar is a master showman, a brilliant businessman, and a gentleman. He’s the embodiment of what many young musicians aspire to be: successful. Yet, he remains grounded and true to himself. He and friend, Anthony, consistently take the high road while others scrape at the bottom of the barrel to garner attention. They’re leaders in the rock world and they do so by example. Check out their tour dates and catch them in or near your town. You won’t want to miss this one!
Images provided courtesy of photographer great, Craig Weiglein