Sammy Hagar announces a 2020 tour alongside Whitesnake

He will be backed by his band The Circle.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Image: Scott Legato / Getty

Former Montrose and Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar, along with his supergroup backing band The Circle, has announced a joint tour with Whitesnake, kicking off in summer 2020.

The Circle is completed by fellow Van Halen alumni Michael Anthony on bass, guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer Jason Bonham (son of John). The band released their debut studio effort, Space Between last year. Whitesnake also released their 13th studio album, Flesh & Blood. Support on the tour will be provided by Night Ranger.

In a statement about the announcement, Sammy Hagar said: “I love some friendly competition onstage and that’s exactly what this is going to be. David [Coverdale, Whitesnake frontman] 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.”

The full list of dates announced is as follows:

  • 9 July– West Palm Beach, FL, iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
  • 11 July – Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
  • 14 July – Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
  • 15 July – Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
  • 18 July – Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • 19 July – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
  • 22 July – Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
  • 23 July – Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
  • 25 July – Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
  • 26 July – Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • 7 August – Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 8 August – Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
  • 11 August – Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 12 August – Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
  • 14 August – Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 15 August – Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Music Center
  • 18 August – Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 19 August – Burgettstown, PA, S&T Bank Music Park
  • 21 August – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 22 August – Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
  • 2 September – Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 3 September – The Woodlands, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 6 September – Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • 8 September – Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
  • 10 September – Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
  • 13 September – Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 15 September – Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • 16 September – Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
  • 18 September – Wheatland, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
  • 20 September – Chula Vista, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

Tickets go on sale at 10am PST on 31 January. Find out more at For more music news, click here.


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