SAMMY HAGAR, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JASON BONHAM AND JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCE “THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS” TOUR

Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Sammy Hagar is embarking on the long-awaited The Best Of All Worlds 2024 tour. Hagar will be joined by rock heavyweights and longtime bandmates Michael Anthony (bass, backing vocals), Jason Bonham (drums) and revealed on Nov 14th on SiriusXM‘s The Howard Stern Show that Joe Satriani, one of the best guitar players in the world, will complete the band. Produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Loverboy, the 28-date tour will commence on July 13th in West Palm Beach, Florida and will conclude on August 31st in St. Louis, Missouri. Pre-sales begin on November 15th at 10 a.m. General on-sale begins November 17th at 10 a.m. local. For tickets and more details, go to RedRocker.com.

“We’re gonna go deep into the Van Halen catalog,” Hagar told The Howard Stern Show. “If you’re gonna go deep into the Van Halen catalog, you need Joe Satriani.”

Although Hagar and Anthony normally play five or six Van Halen songs” on the road with The Circle, Hagar told Stern they are planning to only play “five or six of my songs” alongside Van Halen classics and deep cuts.

“When we go out next year in July, it will be almost exactly 20 years since Mike and I did a reunion with Ed [Eddie Van Halen] and Al [Alex Van Halen] in ’04,” Hagar said. “Mike and I just said, ‘We can’t wait another 20 years. How long can I even sing these songs? How long can I do this stuff? I just thought it’s time to serve the fans.”

“There’s stuff we’re going to do on this next tour that we haven’t played since that tour in 2004,” Anthony added.

Regarding the challenge of learning legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s parts, Satriani said, “There are things that are so iconic, you have to nail it. But if you go deep with what he did live, he never played the same thing twice. He kept evolving; he kept pushing. He’d do the recorded version a little bit, but then he moved on.”

“It’s a daunting task when you do the deep dive into what he did,” he continued. “But it’s good to start at the beginning, and then you just learn all his little improvs and you get the idea of what he was trying to do. It’s thrilling; it’s fun.”

The tour follows on the heels of the chart-topping success of The Collection II, the box set released October 6 featuring newly remastered versions of the four consecutive #1 albums released during the Hagar era of Van Halen: 5150 (1986),OU812 (1988),For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991) and Balance (1995). A reminder to fans of the arsenal of hits, many which haven’t been played live since the band’s 2004 reunion tour. Collectively, Anthony, Satriani and Bonham have played together in nearly every phase of Hagar’s career including Van Halen, Chickenfoot and The Circle, so fans can expect a setlist which draws from some of the biggest rock anthems of the last four decades, including Finish What Ya Started5150Your Love is Driving Me CrazyBest of Both WorldsPoundcakeSexy Little ThingOne Way To RockRight NowGood EnoughEagles Fly and more. They’ve also enlisted legendary Australian musician Rai Thistlethwayte on keyboard and backing vocals. The tour represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this band of brothers deliver one of the most legendary hits-packed live shows of their career.

“It’s crazy to think that it’ll be 20 years since Mikey and I played these songs with Van Halen on the 04′ Best Of Both Worlds tour,” Hagar said in a press release. “With Joe on board, we can take a deeper dive into those years. We’re going to touch on some hits from my entire career but seeing fans old and new really embrace the new collection set off something in Mikey and I. We were at my Birthday Bash in Cabo for my 76th and looked at each other and high fived, like ‘let’s do it.’ We pulled out a couple of them and it was an instant lovefest with the fans from our first riffs. The music we created is going to outlive us all. They deserve to be heard so it’s time we go out and serve the fans that music, while we still can.”

The Best Of All Worlds 2024 tour dates:

July 13 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 14 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 16 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 20 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 22 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 – Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
July 26 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 27 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 29 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 31 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

August 2 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 3 – Tinley Park, IL @ Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
August 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 11 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 13 – Spokane, WA @ Airway Heights, WA BECU Live at Northern Quest
August 14 – Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resort Amphitheater
August 16 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
August 17 – Concord, CA @ Toyota Pavilion at Concord
August 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum
August 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resorts Amphitheatre
August 22 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
August 23 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 25 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
August 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 28 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 30 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
August 31 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

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  • RTunes68 on

    I heard Eddie Trunk’s interview with this band. Some things don’t add up. Both Satriani and Michael Anthony said they were contacted by Al AND Dave about the now-aborted tribute show. Wolf has insinuated in numerous interviews that Dave was the reason things never got off the ground. If that were indeed the case, then why were Satch and Mike getting contacted from Al AND Dave? So I have to question Wolf’s version of events and culpability. I know it’s fun and easy to blame Dave for anything that doesn’t work out, but….

    Van Halen – the band – may no longer exist, but their dysfunction is alive and well.


  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Well stated RTunes68.

    I will try to see this show August next year. Ticket prices or extortive. Lol, Rock N roll today. Can’t miss out on seeing the Silver Surfer, Mike-Anthony and Sam. Sure to hope that at least Alex shows up. Wishful thinking.


  • robert davenport on

    When I saw the stern clips I realized how great sammy still sounds he is 76 freaking yrs old ! Mike can still hit those amazing backing vocal high parts too- I think this will be a great show ! Satch and bonham wow ,and they are coming to my area so I will be at this show!!!


    • Doug R. on

      I just saw Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening Thursday night, it was surreal!! Totally fkn awesome, as I expected! Well how could it not be? Jason had the best teacher in the world – his daddy, the legendary John Bonham!


  • Real Paul Stanley on

    I want to talk about Hagar for a minute. The guy is what, 76 years old? He’s a great singer and guitarist. He’s had a stellar career which is still going strong. He had four #1 records with Van Halen. He has a very successful liquor product.

    Yet the man still has to rip DLR apart. Why man? What good is it doing to say things over and over like “Dave can’t sing my songs?” And the most recent hub bub about Dave being welcomed to sing one song on the upcoming tour “if he can remember the lyrics.”

    I love all eras of Van Halen. But myself, along with many fans, prefer the DLR era over Van Hagar if it came down to a desert island decision. I believe that greater than half of Van Halen fans would feel that way actually. Is Sammy insecure or something? I think his constant bad mouthing of DLR is extremely childish.

    I’m not sticking up for DLR or defending DLR. We all know he’s been responsible for a lot of issues over the years. But Dave was and is the better showman. Dave wasn’t as good a singer as Hagar during his prime but make no mistake Dave was a solid singer back in the day. Dave sang with a lot of character and uniqueness which nobody has been able to duplicate. His ad libs in songs like Hot For Teacher (whoahhh!) are little nuances that make many of those tunes from the DLR era memorable. I can’t think of any Hagar era tune that is memorable just because of Hagar’s voice. I think of Ice Cream Man, Panama, Hot For Teacher, Stay Frosty, Happy Trails and many others that are memorable not just because of Eddie, Alex and Mike but also because of the little things Roth did on those tunes that stand out. Hagar is a great/better singer than Roth and had a lot to do with the success of Van Hagar. But at the same time Hagar can’t touch Roth on the complete package. I saw Dave & Sammy when they toured together. Sammy was wearing some ugly yellow pants while barefoot on stage (gross!). Sammy was great but Dave totally blew him off the stage.

    So Sammy, if you’re reading this, know that I love and respect you. But we’re all adults here. Please stop the nonsense and insults. Relative to importance in all eras of Van Halen, this is how I rank everyone. You aren’t as great as you think:

    1. Edward Van Halen
    2. David Lee Roth
    3. Michael Anthony
    4. Alex Van Halen
    5. Samuel Hagar
    6. Wolfgang Van Halen
    7. Gary Cherone

    Simply my opinion. Many will both agree and disagree. But I think we all can agree that hurling insults, bickering and stirring up drama on the internet, social media is just stupid. It’s time for folks to grow up and act like adults. Life is too short. Thank you for your time.


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