In the last few weeks, we’ve heard the tour announcements about acts joining forces, combining their talents. Hot on the heels of the Motley Crue-Def Leppard-Joan Jett announcement, Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick and Bon Jovi with Bryan Adams, comes a new triple header: Sammy Hagar’s band the Circle will join forces with Whitesnake and Night Ranger for a U.S. tour this summer.
The bands will begin July 9 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and conclude Sept. 20 in Chula Vista, Calif. Tickets go on sale Jan. 31, at 10 am local time at Live Nation. There are no Canadian dates currently on the schedule.
Offering up some details on the tour, Hagar and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale released a video, where Hagar said, “I love some friendly competition onstage, and that’s exactly what this is going to be. David and I have nothing but the highest respect for one another, but we would also like to blow the other guy off the stage! Add in Night Ranger and the fans will have one hell of a night of music.”
Coverdale added, “The Red Rocker and the Snake??? OMG … I wanna see that show myself!!!. We’re gonna have a blast together!! See y’all there, people!!!”
The new tour is a continuation of Hagar’s promotion of last year’s concept album with the Circle, ‘Space Between.’ Whitesnake are supporting 2019’s ‘Flesh & Blood.’ The band also released a box set commemorating the 30th anniversary of ‘Slip of the Tongue’ last year.
Night Ranger’s last record is 2017’s ‘Don’t Let Up.’
An official statement from Night Ranger read, “We are pumped to be on the tour with Sammy and Whitesnake. Our first tour was with Sammy, and the two Whitesnake guitarists, Reb [Beach] and Joel [Hoekstra], have both played in Night Ranger. This gives the tour and ‘the Circle’ even more meaning to us! You can still rock in America for sure.”