Sammy Hagar to Rock the Strip with New Residency "Sammy Hagar and Friends," at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod starting halloween weekend, Oct. 29-30
June 28, 2021
Residency Kicks off with Hagar’s Supergroup, The Circle, Featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, Surprise and Special Guests to Come
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LAS VEGAS – June 29, 2021 – Two icons will come together when rock legend Sammy Hagar takes the stage for the first time at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod this fall. Announced tonight, Hagar will kick off a new residency, “Sammy Hagar and Friends,” that will feature The Red Rocker collaborating with a rotating circle of his legendary friends at The STRAT Theater starting with shows on Friday, Oct. 29, Saturday, Oct. 30, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6.
“I've been searching the Las Vegas Strip trying to find the right room, ambience and partners to create a very special Cabo Wabo birthday bash type environment for my band members and musician friends to create the ultimate party residency,” said Hagar. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to ‘Sammy and Friends.’ You all know the rules. There aren't any.”
Hagar will bring together a legendary circle of friends and bandmates, past and present, to the intimate 800-capacity STRAT Theater, including 300 GA floor tickets for a party vibe in front of the stage. Michael Anthony, the legendary bassist who’s played with Hagar for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen, Chickenfoot and The Circle and Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso and bandmate in The Circle are confirmed for the first four shows. Jason Bonham, the acclaimed Grammy-winning drummer and their bandmate in The Circle is confirmed for the first two shows, Oct. 29 and 30, with surprise and special guests to be announced. The theater will be designed to capture the beach vibe he’s synonymous with, including elements of Hagar’s famed Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, home to his epic annual birthday bash.
“We’re ecstatic to announce that Sammy Hagar, one of rock music’s most dynamic and prolific artists, will be taking the stage here at The STRAT,” said Steve Arcana, executive vice president and COO of Golden Entertainment, Inc., parent company of The STRAT. “We are thrilled to host the first-ever Las Vegas residency for Sammy, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer whose music has amassed generations of fans.”
Fans will take in the experience of a lifetime seeing the legendary artist performing some of his greatest hits, which include some of the most iconic rock anthems ever written, like “I Can’t Drive 55,” “There's Only One Way To Rock,” “Right Now,” “Heavy Metal,” “Mas Tequila,” “Why Can’t This Be Love,” and many more in an intimate venue. Sammy & Friends will celebrate Hagar’s career, spanning four decades, from his solo career, Montrose, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, The Circle, and surprise additions to the setlist depending on which of his musician friends take the stage with him. Produced by industry leader, SPI Entertainment, the show will transport the audience to Baja, where you never know who will join Hagar on stage.
"Sammy is one of the greatest rockers of all time and has some of the most devoted and passionate fans,” said Adam Steck of SPI Entertainment and Co-Producer of the show with Hagar’s manager, Tom Consolo, of TC Management. “This is going to be an epic rock and roll party experience with all of his hits from Montrose, Van Halen and his solo career. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Show times will be 9 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets will start at $100 and will be available first to Sammy’s Fan Club starting at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 29 and members of True Rewards, The STRAT’s free rewards program, starting at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 30. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 1 at http://tickets.thestrat.com/SammyHagar. VIP packages for once-in-a-lifetime experiences will also be available. More information about the show is available at TheSTRAT.com and Sammy Hagar’s website RedRocker.com.
About Sammy Hagar
For more than four decades, Sammy Hagar has been recognized as one of the best and most accomplished lead singers and songwriters in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose, to his multi-platinum solo career, to his ride as the frontman of Van Halen, Chickenfoot and his latest best-selling supergroup The Circle, Hagar has amassed 25 Platinum albums on sales surpassing 50 million worldwide. Along his journey, he has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love" and earned the highest respect of the music industry with a Grammy Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since launching his flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina, he’s turned a lifelong passion for great food, music and spirits into a thriving and iconic lifestyle brand that now encompass top-shelf labels, Cabo Wabo Tequila (sold in 2008), Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and Santo Tequila, as well as several restaurants. Never one to hit the brakes, Sammy’s also expanded his successes into publishing, TV, radio and beyond, including five seasons of his hit TV show “Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” and as host of “Sammy Hagar’s Top Rock Countdown,” a weekly syndicated radio show broadcast airing on 90+ US stations. He’s also a #1 NYT bestselling author and dedicated philanthropist. Sammy and his wife Kari established The Hagar Family Foundation in 2008, donating more than $4 million back to local communities, including local food banks in every tour city he plays. Visit RedRocker.com for more information.
About SPI Entertainment
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer and Founder Adam Steck and Senior Vice President Alex Schechter, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with several buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 2 at MGM Grand, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, and The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. SPI's biggest hit, Australia's Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur Hotel & Casino is one of the longest-running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shops and entertainment include MJ LIVE, a Michael Jackson tribute show; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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