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Sammy Hagar & The Circle / Whitesnake & Night Ranger - July 26, 2020

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sammyhagarSAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE will embark on a summer 2020 U.S. tour with WHITESNAKE and NIGHT RANGER with a stop at Jones Beach on Sun, July 26, 2020 - tix: http://WHITESNAKE.jonesbeach.com

Touring as the circle are bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, alongside Hagar. Whitesnake will be made up of 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.

Hagar and his CIRCLE bandmates Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson will be promoting their debut studio album, "Space Between", which came out last May.. Hagar and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale also released a video discussing the tour and their long history with each other. “I love some friendly competition onstage, and that’s exactly what this is going to be,” Hagar said in a press release. “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.” watch here: https://youtu.be/cNWtAnzjtq4

“The Red Rocker and the Snake??? OMG ... I wanna see that show myself!!!” Coverdale added. “I’m a big fan of Sammy Hagar, Michael [Anthony], Vic [Johnson] and Jason [Bonham]. ...We’re gonna have a blast together!! See y'all there, people!!!” . Hagar teased the tour this weekend while on the red carpet before the concert where Aerosmith received MusiCares' Person of the Year Award, during which he sang "Back in the Saddle." The tour will continue Hagar's promotion of last year's concept album Space Between, which reached a new chart peak for his solo work.. "We had a No. 1 album," he said. "In my whole career with Van Halen, we had all No. 1 albums, but as a solo artist, I never had a Top 10 record. And we had No. 1 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 are supporting 2019's Flesh & Blood LP, which featured the singles "Shut Up and Kiss Me" and "Trouble Is Your Middle Name." The band also released a box set commemorating the 30th anniversary of Slip of the Tongue last year. Night Ranger's last record is 2017's Don't Let Up.

“Night Ranger is pumped to be on the tour with Sammy and Whitesnake," the band noted. "Night Ranger’s first tour was with Sammy, and the two Whitesnake guitarists, Reb [Beach] and Joel [Hoekstra], have both played in Night Ranger. This gives the tour and 'the Circle’ even more meaning to us! You can still rock in America for sure.”

Hagar broke the news of the trek during an interview with People TV on Friday (January 24) prior to his appearance at the MusiCares Person Of The Year gala honoring AEROSMITH.. "We did 30 shows last year. And we're gonna do 39, 40 shows [this year].. "The reason I'm doing [more touring] is because I feel really good," he explained. "I wanna go out and see if I can have the energy and enthusiasm to sing every night — not every night, but three or four nights a week — and still wanna do it. So I committed to a 39-city tour, which will end up [being] 45 or 50 [shows]. And WHITESNAKE's on the tour with us and NIGHT RANGER. It's kind of classic rock. When you've got two singers like David Coverdale and my voice — we've got the same fans." . THE CIRCLE released a concert album, "At Your Service", in 2015. Recorded on tour in 2014, it featured live performances of hits from Hagar's four decades of rock (MONTROSE, solo, VAN HALEN, THE WABORITAS, CHICKENFOOT) as well as classic tracks from the LED ZEPPELIN catalog.
 


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