Sammy Hagar Announces Tour With Whitesnake And Night Ranger
In Support of Their Debut Studio Effort
Sammy Hagar and the Circle will hit the road this summer with fellow rockers Whitesnake and Night Ranger. On January 24 Friday during the MusiCares Person of the Year gala, frontman Hagar announced a massive trek which will kick off on July. They will continue to promote their debut studio album, Space Between, which was released on May 10, 2019.
He said at the red carpet, “We’re gonna do a 39,40-city tour coming up in July. The announcement’s being made Monday. I’m very excited about that … We had a number one album. In my whole career with Van Halen, we had all No. 1 albums, but as a solo artist, I never had a top ten record. And we had number four in one category and No. 1 in three categories. And that was a big deal for me, so I’m going to support that record again this year. Whitesnake’s on the tour with us and Night Ranger, so it’s kind of classic rock. You’ve got two singers, like David Coverdale and [me] — we’ve got the same fans.”
He shared that he’s doing more shows because he feels “really good” and he wanted to see if he had the “energy and enthusiasm to sing every night.” He also revealed, “When the tour was over last year, I went [snaps fingers], ‘Ah, I was having a good time,’. And I felt like we were getting in stride. So I committed to a 39-city tour, which will end up 45 or 50.”
Aside from Hagar, the lineup features Michael Anthony on bass, Jason Bonham on drums, and Vic Johnson on guitar.