SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE FEATURING MICHAEL ANTHONY, JASON BONHAM & VIC JOHNSON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH COLLECTIVE SOUL THIS FALL
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LSammy Hagar and The Circle, the critically-acclaimed supergroup featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, today announced plans for a North American tour with Collective Soul this fall. Presented by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, the tour kicks-off September 10 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA and will take the multi-platinum selling artists throughout the U.S. before their final stop at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO on September 30. Singer/songwriter Andrew Hagar will also join as a special guest for the fall tour. Tour itinerary follows.
Sammy Hagar is one of rock music's most dynamic frontmen and acclaimed songwriters. Collectively, as a multiplatinum-selling solo artist and frontman for iconic bands including Montrose and Van Halen, with whom he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he’s sold more than 50 million albums and influenced the sound of rock music for more than four decades. His newest supergroup The Circle, features Michael Anthony, the renowned bassist who’s played with him for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot; Jason Bonham, the acclaimed drummer and son of Led Zeppelin’s iconic drummer, John Bonham; and Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso who seamlessly shreds through his own, as well as some of rock’s most iconic guitarist’s riffs.
Formed in 2014, The Circle has thrilled audiences and critics alike with their live concerts, with USA Today remarking, “from the first thunderous notes … it's apparent that this machine is firing on all cylinders.” The foursome rip through a set list of 40 years of Hagar’s epic rock anthems including Rock Candy, There's Only One Way To Rock, Finish What Ya Started, Right Now and I Can't Drive 55, as well as some classic Led Zeppelin jams like Whole Lotta Love, When the Levee Breaks and Moby Dick. Remarking on the group’s setlist, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram said, “The Circle is a quartet capable of drawing upon some of the most indelible rock music of the last 40 years.” The band’s live DVD, At Your Service” recorded during their first North American tour, debuted at No. 2 on SoundScan's chart – a testament to the strength of the band’s live shows.
Solo star and former frontman of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar is a rock legend and currently on tour. After stints in the hard rock band, Montrose in the '70s, Hagar went solo and successfully crafted a rock career that has spanned nearly four decades. With the release of his latest solo album, Cosmic Universal Fashion, in 2008, Hagar has proven that he still has the chops to rock. Don't miss a date on the Sammy Hagar concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Sammy Hagar tour dates and venue information.
The Fontana, California native got his start in the Platinum recording group, Montrose, which released their debut album in 1973. After one more album with the group, Hagar split and released his solo debut, Nine On A Ten Scale, in 1974. His solo career reached a fever pitch with the release of his Platinum album, Standing Hampton, in 1981. Sammy Hagar tour dates were hotly anticipated events on both sides of the Atlantic. His energetic performances garnered the attention of rock mega-group, Van Halen, who recruited Hagar to be lead singer once David Lee Roth departed for a solo career.
Hagar released four multi-Platinum records with Van Halen before returning to his solo career in the mid-90s. Since Van Halen, Hagar has been busy recording music with the Waboritas and he has become a local of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hagar joined the supergroup, Chickenfoot, who released their Gold self-titled debut in 2009. Chickenfoot is about to release their second album, Chickenfoot III, in 2011. In the meantime, Sammy Hagar tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Stay on top of this rock legend's concert calendar by using Eventful as your source for Sammy Hagar tour dates.
Jason Bonham, born (July 15, 1966), British drummer and son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham.
A lot of talented children have probably been asked by a parent to entertain family and friends, maybe in the living room, maybe sing a little, play an instrument. No big deal and a good way to get used to performing for others. But when Jason Bonham was a small child and got called in to entertain, the family friends he played his drums for could be anyone from Jimmy Page to some of the guys from the group Bad Company. That's what happens when your father is drummer John Bonham, one of the original members of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
At the age of only five, Jason could play the drums, at least a scaled-down set of them, with skill. When he was 17 he was a member of the band Air Race. The group signed a record contract with Atlantic Records, recorded one album, and opened for big names like Queen, Meat Loaf, Ted Nugent, and AC/DC. John Bonham died in 1980, but Jason, who has marked a few places in music history himself, has stepped in from time to time to help keep his father's memory alive.
In 1988, Jason took his father's spot in the televised, first-ever Led Zeppelin reunion at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert, which included Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. Later than year. he went on to tour with Page and recorded the album Outrider with him.
By 1989, he completed the album The Disregard of Timekeeping, in his new band called "Bonham". One of the tracks from this first effort, "Wait for You," earned him a gold record. By 1992, with partners like Canadian vocalist Daniel MacMaster, guitarist Ian Hatton, and bassist and keyboardist John Smithson, Bonham finished another album: Mad Hatter.
Jason teamed up with greats like Paul Rodgers, Slash, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and others in 1993 to work on a Tribute to Muddy Waters album. The record's success brought a nomination for a Grammy Award. A year later, Jason, along with Rodgers and Slash, appeared at the memorable Woodstock II. That same year, he recorded a new album, Peace 4 Me, in his group now known as Motherland with Marti Frederksen on vocals.
In May 1990, Jason married Jan Charteris, in Stone, Kidderminster in a wedding reception that included a jam with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones.
Jason represented his father when Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1995, with his sister Zoe by his side. He soon put together another solo project which culminated in "In the Name of My Father - The Zepset" cd, which featured the songs of Led Zeppelin. Proceeds from the album went to charity. The album followed up with When You See the Sun.
The Healing Sixes soon caught his attention and decided to tour and record them the Indiana-based band, from 1999–2003. In 2001, Jason appeared in the film Rock Star which starred Mark Wahlberg. The band in the movie, Steel Dragon recorded the songs featured in the movie and the soundtrack.
Following an album with Debbie Bonham, the younger sister of John Bonham, Jason was invited to drum for hard rock group UFO. In 2006, he also recorded with Joe Bonamassa.
Jason starred with Ted Nugent, Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and Scott Ian (Anthrax) on the VH1 reality tv show, "SuperGroup", in May 2006. The musicians formed a band called Damnocracy for the show, during which they lived in a mansion in Las Vegas for twelve days and created music. Most recently, Jason has performed and recorded with Foreigner.
On December 10th, 2007, Jason played drums in the most anticipated concert of all time - the Led Zeppelin reunion at London's O2 arena with surviving members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant.