Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Chickenfoot to reunite for spring concert

Supergroup Chickenfoot will reunite for a one-off show this spring.

Billed as Cinqo De Foot, the May 7 date at Harrah's Lake Tahoe will mark the first time in over six years that Sammy Hagar, guitarist Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith have regrouped to perform a full show.

The band last played a surprise 3-song encore at Hagar's 2014 Birthday Bash in Las Vegas.

A fan club presale including VIP packages starts March 2 (code: FOOTSOLDIER) with general public tickets available March 4 at 10 AM PST via Ticketmaster.

Chickenfoot’s self-titled 2009 debut achieved gold status for US sales of 500,000, while the sophomore effort failed to hit that mark; it did, however, earn a 2012 Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category.

In 2014, Hagar revealed Chickenfoot fans shouldn’t expect a third album by the band, saying “I don't see any reason to make a new record. Going through the whole experience with a record label, and then going out and doing 150 interviews, a big tour and waking up at 4:00 a.m. to go on Howard Stern all to sell 35,000 CDs…It starts to feel like, ‘Hmmmm. Is this pay for play?’"

Satriani recently confirmed the group recorded a new song called “Before I Die.”

"We're the slowest-working band in history; we take forever,” he told Northwest Music Scene. “But there is stuff happening, and we're still laughing and communicating."

Hagar has been busy with his latest supergroup, The Circle, which includes Anthony; Satriani is currently on tour in support of his latest album, “Shockwave Supernova”; and Smith continues to record and perform with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

See also:

Sammy Hagar clarifies status of supergroup Chickenfoot
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