The Sammy Hagar – Whitensake Tour, with special guests Night Ranger, kicks off July 9 in West Palm Beach, Flordia. Sammy Hagar & The Circle, comprised of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, are joining forces with Whitesnake, formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale with guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, drummer Tommy Aldridge, bassist Michael Devin and keyboardist Michele Luppi, for a 2020 summer tour featuring a setlist of some of the biggest hard-rocking hits of the past four decades.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 31 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
To celebrate the tour announcement, Sammy Hagar and David Coverdale released a special video discussing their first impressions of each other as well as first memories, how touring was then versus now, and more.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle have quickly established themselves as one of the most emphatic and exciting live acts on tour today, seamlessly ripping through career-spanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy’s solo career, as well as the band’s hit debut studio album, Space Between, which scored them the #1 Rock Album and #4 overall album on the Billboard 200 in 2019. Setlists include hits like, “There’s Only One Way To Rock”, “Finish What Ya Started”, “Mas Tequila”, “I Can’t Drive 55”, “Can’t Hang”, “Rock Candy”, “Right Now” and many more.
“I love some friendly competition on stage and that’s exactly what this is going to be,” said Sammy Hagar. “David and I have nothing but the highest respect for one another, but we would also like to blow the other guy off the stage! Add in Night Ranger and the fans will have one hell of a night of music.”
Whitesnake, the platinum-selling hard rock hitmakers led by David Coverdale, boasts a catalogue of powerful hard rock and chart-topping power ballads that spans the decades with seminal and anthemic hits such as “Here I Go Again”, “Still of the Night”, “Fool for Your Loving”,and “Is This Love” to name a few.
“The Red Rocker & The Snake??? OMG…I wanna see that show myself!!!,” said David Coverdale of Whitesnake. “I’m a big fan of Sammy Hagar, Michael, Vic & Jason…We’re gonna have a blast together !! See Y’All There, People!!!”
Night Ranger have earned widespread acclaim that includes multi-platinum and gold album status, fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hits, including “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”, “When You Close Your Eyes”, the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”, along with “Sentimental Street”, “Goodbye”, “Sing Me Away”, and “Four in the Morning.”
“Night Ranger is pumped to be on the tour with Sammy and Whitesnake. Night Ranger’s first tour was with Sammy, and the two Whitesnake guitarists Reb and Joel have both played in Night Ranger,” said Night Ranger. “This gives the tour and ‘The Circle’ even more meaning to us! You can still rock in America for sure.”
Sammy Hagar – Whitesnake 2020 Tour Dates:
Thu Jul 09 ….. West Palm Beach, FL ….. iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 11 ….. Tampa, FL ….. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Tue Jul 14 ….. Alpharetta, GA ….. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Jul 15 ….. Raleigh, NC ….. Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat Jul 18 ….. Virginia Beach, VA ….. Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sun Jul 19 ….. Charlotte, NC ….. PNC Music Pavilion
Wed Jul 22 ….. Camden, NJ ….. BB&T Pavilion
Thu Jul 23 ….. Bristow, VA ….. Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jul 25 ….. Niagara Falls, NY ….. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Sun Jul 26 ….. Wantagh, NY ….. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 07 ….. Maryland Heights, MO ….. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 08 ….. Cincinnati, OH ….. Riverbend Music Center
Tue Aug 11 ….. Clarkston, MI ….. DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Aug 12 ….. Cuyahoga Falls, OH ….. Blossom Music Center
Fri Aug 14 ….. Tinley Park, IL ….. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 15 ….. Noblesville, IN ….. Ruoff Music Center
Tue Aug 18 ….. Saratoga Springs, NY ….. Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed Aug 19 ….. Burgettstown, PA ….. S&T Bank Music Park
Fri Aug 21 ….. Holmdel, NJ ….. PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 22 ….. Mansfield, MA ….. Xfinity Center
Wed Sep 02 ….. Dallas, TX ….. Dos Equis Pavilion
Thu Sep 03 ….. The Woodlands, TX ….. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun Sep 06 ….. Phoenix, AZ ….. Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue Sep 08 ….. Irvine, CA ….. FivePoint Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 10 ….. Salt Lake City, UT ….. USANA Amphitheatre
Sun Sep 13 ….. Mountain View, CA ….. Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue Sep 15 ….. Ridgefield, WA ….. Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Wed Sep 16 ….. Auburn, WA ….. White River Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 18 ….. Wheatland, CA ….. Toyota Amphitheatre
Sun Sep 20 ….. Chula Vista, CA ….. North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Formed in 2014, the acclaimed supergroup features Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. Drawing on the band members’ substantial careers independently and collaboratively, they seamlessly rip through more than four decades of career-spanning hits, including their 2019 debut studio album, Space Between which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on four Billboard charts: Top Album, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums. Having established themselves as one of the most emphatic and exciting live acts on tour today, Sammy Hagar & The Circle are the embodiment of a veteran band still at the peak of their game.
Founded in 1978 by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums including ‘Trouble’, ‘Lovehunter’, ‘Ready and Willing’ and ‘Come An’Get It’ through to the explosive hard rock of the revamped ‘Snake sound with the multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ and having celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, 1987’s self-titled mega-million-selling smash-hit album, ‘Whitesnake’. From these albums came multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night” all leading to virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the globe.
With more than 17 Million albums sold worldwide, including Night Ranger Greatest Hits, over 3500 live performances, and a radio audience that exceeds 1 Billion. Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era. With multiple songs that have significantly impacted popular culture, Night Ranger continue to expand their ever-growing fan-base. The band is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success. Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. The band was one of the first big “video” bands on MTV, with over ten number one hit videos. Night Ranger songs can be heard in TV Shows like, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Parks & Recreation. The band have also had music featured in video games such as, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, plus hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, and other feature films such as Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, and The Secret of My Success. Night Ranger can also be heard throughout JBL’s “Hear The Truth” brand campaign.
Source: Live Nation Entertainment