Many veteran rockers would rather forget their birthdays, but Sammy Hagar is putting his in lights and taking it on the road.
The former Van Halen singer, born October 13, 1947, is celebrating the release of his new album, "Ten 13" (named after the happy day), with his traditional birthday bash(es) on October 10, 13, and 14 at the Red Rocker's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He will then launch a road trip monikered the "Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash Tour," which kicks off on October 31 in Hartford, Connecticut.
The album is scheduled for release on October 24 via his own label, Cabo Wabo Music, in conjunction with the Beyond label (see "Sammy Hagar Starts New Label, Album").
In other Hagar news, the singer has been passing along the latest rumors from the Van Halen camp in various interviews, including a pending piece in the Los Angeles-based "Music Connection" magazine. According to Hagar, former VH frontman David Lee Roth had been working with Van Halen, and the reunited lineup completed four songs. However, Hagar reports that the two entities again had a falling out; he expects that Van Halen will likely release a box set of Roth-era material which may or may not include those four songs.
As for Roth, he appears to be taking other studio strides. According to the unofficial but reliable Van Halen News Desk, the Webmasters at Roth's official site have promised "new audio and video" from the singer, which they say is "so new, it ain't finished."
If you want to wish the Red Rocker a happy birthday, here's where to find him:
- 10/31 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
- 11/1 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 11/3 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's
- 11/4 - Boston @ Avalon Ballroom
- 11/6 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 11/7 - Philadelphia. PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
- 11/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rancho Manana
- 11/14 - San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
- 11/15 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl
- 11/17 - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall
- 11/18 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
- 11/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum
- 11/24 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
- 11/26 - Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
- 11/27 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
- 12/1 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
- 12/2 - San Jose, CA @ Events Center
- 12/3 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield