Monday, July 19, 2010

Sammy Hagar update

Told ya last month about Sammy Hagar writing his autobiography for release next year, and that it’ll actually be the second book he’s worked on – he blocked the first one from being published at the last minute, back in 1999.

In more recent “Red” news…

A few weeks back, Sammy announced the dates for his annual birthday bash at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hagar and The Wabos will play October 8, 9, 11 and 13 (Sam’s bday) to mark the Red Rocker’s 63rd birthday.

The birthday bash has been an annual tradition for Sammy and his "Redheads" for years. Fans line up out front of the Cantina all day to get one of the spots inside for these shows, and there’s an interesting twist/buzz about this year’s setup. Sammy has been surveying fans for the past few weeks about the possibility of selling advance tickets to the shows, partly to solve the ‘sleeping in the rain’ issue and partly because some fans have let him know that they haven’t even tried to attend the birthday week bashes for fear of travelling all that way and not getting in.

Here’s a July 16 post to Sammy’s blog:

Thank you for the overwhelming response to the Birthday Bash question. Most of you want us to presell tickets. I'd say 3 or 4 to 1. It was gratifying so many of you talked about how many times you have come down to Cabo but what was equally interesting was the fans that said they have never come to Cabo because they couldn't be sure they would get in. If selling tickets will let someone have the experience for the first time, you know I'm down for that. There were lots of good ideas that you offered, and we are going through them all to find the best way to move forward. If you haven't sent your opinion, it's not too late but the pattern is so obvious that I think I know what we have to do. Next week we will tell you the details of the plan that we are working on now.

So, stay tuned to see what happens with Cabo birthday bash tickets.

Sammy has also posted a new video clip to his site from the upcoming DVD “Go There Once, Be There Twice”; the title is a line from Van Halen’s “Cabo Wabo.” No release date has been announced yet. The clip for the song “Red” compiles four decades of Hagar footage.

RedSammy Hagar - Red - The Essential Red Collection

Sammy Hagar – Red (2010)
From upcoming DVD “Go There Once, Be There Twice.”