Sammy Hagar, known for his dynamic tenure with Van Halen, announced his 2024 tour, “Best of All Worlds.” This tour promises to be a retrospective journey, highlighting Hagar’s illustrious career, including classics from across the entire Van Halen catalog.
Sammy Hagar’s announcement of the “Best of All Worlds” tour, made on The Howard Stern Show, comes as big news for a long-neglected Van Halen fanbase.
“Nobody else is going to do it,” Hagar told Stern. He made an open ask for Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth to join the tour, but that relationship has been tumultuous for years. Hagar noted he’s been calling, texting, and emailing Alex for years with no response.
Slated to begin in early 2024, the tour is expected to feature a diverse setlist, encompassing Hagar’s solo hits as well as the classics from his Van Halen days. The tour name, inspired by “Van Hagar” classic Best of Both Worlds, sets the stage for a series of high-octane performances.
Van Halen’s Later History with Sammy Hagar
Hagar’s history with Van Halen is a significant chapter in rock music. Joining the band in 1985 after the departure of David Lee Roth, Hagar brought a new dimension to Van Halen’s sound. This era, often referred to as “Van Hagar,” saw the band steering towards a more melodic, lyrically introspective style.
Albums like “5150” and “OU812” were monumental, showcasing the band’s versatility and Hagar’s powerful vocals. This period was marked by chart-topping hits and sold-out tours, but left many early Van Halen fans unhappy with the change for many years.
The Band Lineup for the Tour
For the “Best of All Worlds” tour, Hagar has assembled a lineup that promises to deliver these iconic songs with vigor and authenticity. Joining him will be a mix of seasoned musicians, some of whom have previously collaborated with him. In addition to himself, original Van Halen bassist and longtime Hagar touring mate Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, and handling the role of Eddie Van Halen will be Joe Satriani. The lineup is set to include other renowned guitarists, a powerhouse rhythm section, and perhaps a few special guest appearances, ensuring that each performance is a unique celebration of Hagar’s career.
Tour Dates and Locations
The tour is set to cover major cities across North America, Europe, and possibly extend to other parts of the world. Specific dates and venues are being finalized, with an emphasis on selecting locations that hold a special place in Hagar’s career. Fans can expect an announcement soon with a complete list of tour dates and locations, promising an accessible tour for a wide audience.
Where to Buy Tickets
Tickets for the “Best of All Worlds” tour are available now through Sammy Hagar’s official website and major ticketing platforms. Special pre-sale options may be offered to fan club members, providing an opportunity for Hagar’s most devoted fans to secure their seats early. Additionally, various ticket packages, including VIP experiences and exclusive merchandise, are expected to be part of the offering.
Sammy Hagar’s “Best of All Worlds” tour in 2024 is not just a series of concerts; it’s a celebration of a storied career that has spanned several decades. Fans of Hagar and Van Halen alike can anticipate a night of nostalgic hits, electrifying performances, and the unmistakable energy that Hagar brings to the stage. Stay tuned for more details on this must-see tour as they become available.
Best of All Worlds Tour Dates 2024
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