Hard rock is all about power, volume, and speed, which is why most early hard-rock bands consisted of a charismatic lead singer and four running motorcycles. Watch an innovator at work with this GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for one ticket to see Sammy Hagar: Four Decades of Rock, featuring Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot and Van Halen (up to a $25.45 value)
- When: Monday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Section: general admission to the lawn
- Ticket values include all fees.
Sammy Hagar performing "Mas Tequila" in 2010
With a voice wailing enough to render battering rams into driftwood and his guitar phaser permanently set on "riff," Sammy Hagar has long been one of rock 'n' roll's most electrifying ringmasters. While the Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has parlayed his partying persona into a lucrative career as a tequila baron, a dedicated philanthropist, and a New York Times_best selling author for his memoir _Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, "The Red Rocker" blazes best behind the microphone. His latest tour showcases that fiery spark as Sammy leads audiences on a blistering journey through forty years of shredding glory.
First finding success with the early '70s band Montrose, Sammy tooled rock songs such as "Bad Motor Scooter" and "Rock Candy" into nitro-burners that no authorities would deem street legal. His fierce presence eventually won him the frontman spot in Van Halen, where he grabbed Diamond Dave's mic to belt cord-swelling anthems such as "Why Can't This Be Love," “Poundcake,” and "Best of Both Worlds." Though Van Halen won't be performing, the years haven’t slowed him down as a continuing solo act and leader of the supergroup Chickenfoot, crafting fist-pumping serenades to his agave and sandy-shoed lifestyle.