FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance | Irvine, CA
Sammy Hagar and the Circle hit the road for his Crazy Times tour this summer with George Thorogood & The Destroyers at FivePoint Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. With a seriously Crazy Time set list including some of Hagar’s solo music and some songs he performed with Van Halen and Montrose, it draws from more than five decades of iconic rock anthems, you will experience the excitement of, “I Can’t Drive 55”, “Right Now”, “There's Only One Way To Rock”, “Mas Tequila”, “Why Can’t This Be Love”, “Heavy Metal”, “Your Love is Driving Me Crazy” and many more, including a Led Zeppelin song or two.
“A tour this size has been a long time coming, and it’s definitely going to be worth the wait,” Hagar said in a press release. “The Circle and I are super excited and ready to throw the party of the year with George Thorogood. We’re going to take the music and party to a whole new level— ‘Crazy Times’ is an understatement.”
Sammy Hagar and Circle bassist Michael Anthony were inducted into the Rock Hall in 2007 for their roles in classic rock group Van Halen, which was fronted by Hagar from 1985 to 1996 and again from 2003 to 2005. Michael Antony played bass for Van Halen from 1974 to 2006. Hagar and the Circle is rounded out by drummer Jason Bonham of Led Zeppelin, who replaced his own father, John Bonham, after his death in 1980, and guitarist Vic Johnson, completing the supergroup formation in 2014.
During Hagar’s time at Van Halen, all four studio albums produced reached number 1 on the Billboard pop music charts and 17 singles breached the top 12 of the mainstream rock tracks chart. The single from 1988s, OU812, "When It's Love", reached the Top Five, in addition, Van Halen was nominated for two Grammy Awards, and the band won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Vocal for the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.
Sammy Hagar and the Circle's debut studio album, Space Between, was released in May 2019, debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, number 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart, number 1 on Billboard's US Independent Albums chart, and number 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart.