Despite the fact that Sammy Hagar has recently stated that “It’s not on my bucket list” to hope for a reunion tour with Van Halen, The Red Rocker continues to stay busy and made a tour stop in Greenwood Village, Colorado on Tuesday night at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.
After hitting the stage after a montage of video clips showcasing his career, Hagar played his guitar, drank some liquor, and bantered between bandmates like we are used to seeing. Hagar’s band this tour (The Circle) consists of bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin’s John Bohman) and guitarist Vic Johnson. Even though Vic is the least well-known of the band, he was super impressive hitting killer solos done by Eddie Van Halen.
The setlist hit on all aspects of Hagar’s career including the early Montrose days, solo years, and of course his Van Halen period. Anthony and Hagar sounded great especially on the Van Halen songs “Poundcake” and ”Why Can’t This Be Love”. They even threw in a Chickenfoot song “Big Foot” and a couple Led Zeppelin covers “Good Times, Bad Times” and “When The Levee Breaks” leaving Bonham to bash his skins in honor of his dad.
Sammy Hagar may be turning 70 soon, but the fans are still getting the happy, fun loving, party monster they have always loved for four decades.