John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

The Strat has chosen blue as its primary color, but the hotel is making room for a lotta red.

Sammy Hagar, the famed Red Rocker, is planning a residency for the Strat’s “Celestia” tent, set up on the north side of the property. He hopes to open the series in June, as a rehearsal for his summer tour, then settle into a one-weekend-per-month residency.

“I want to create the ultimate environment where I can throw the ultimate party, like I have done in Cabo for 30 years for my birthday, but at another time of year here in Las Vegas, which is really the party capital of the world,” Hagar said Saturday prior to the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love gala at MGM Grand Garden, where he was set to appear. “I hate to put Cabo second to anything, but I feel in this case it’s gotta take second place to Las Vegas…”

…Hagar is already issuing an open invitation to such artists and friends as Rick Springfield, Billy Idol, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Neal Schon, Vince Neil and members of REO Speedwagon to join the revelry…

…Hagar wants to be imaginative with his co-headliners, whether they are billed or not. It’s not required that he even be in town, either. A star can perform a one-off if in Hagar’s vision…

…“Everybody wants to do a residency, and people are doing residencies, but (what) I want to create with the Strat guys … is more than me going into a building and playing it,” Hagar said. “We want it to be more like an event, a place for fans to come in that’s a consistently cool place.”

As for a name, Hagar says he hasn’t decided what to go with — yet. “I kind of like Sammy Hagar’s Las Vegas Party, because that’s what it will be.”

Read More at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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