Sammy Hagar and the Circle Live Photo Review


Sammy Hagar and the Circle

Photos and Review by ~James Urban

Sammy Hagar and the Circle Live Photo Review

June 5, 2017
Huber Heights at the Rose Center
Huber Heights, OH

Photos and Review by ~James Urban

Welcome to my first show of the year at the beautiful concert venue nestled in Huber Heights at the Rose Music Center. Tonight we have Sammy Hagar and the Circle visiting us with a SOLD OUT crowd excited and ready to see the Red Rocker and his compatriots rock out in Dayton.

This is a party fun time band with the likes of a summer blowout on the beach. Sammy is the consummate showman and rock and roll partier since the 70’s and hasn’t lost a step at all. Joining Sammy on stage is ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham on the drums and Vic Johnson on lead guitar. Together they make up the circle playing songs from Hagar’s extensive catalog starting with his original band Montrose, solo career along with his long standing gig as front man for Van Halen. The versatility of this band together with the vast knowledge and love for music makes this a show to see. Johnson is a guitarist from the early 80s that has been in many bands over the years from The Bus Boys to the heavy metal band Sound Barrier then worked as a session musician through the 90’s landing a spot on Sammy’s band during the Marching to Mars World tour. Michael Anthony Original bassist for Van Halen has added his pounding bass lines as well as his high ranging vocals with all the bands he has been a part of and continues that tradition with the circle. Being together since Van Halen Hagar and Anthony had played continuously through the years in bands like ChickenFoot, The Waboritas and now the Circle. At any time Sammy will take a break, get a drink or interact with the audience and Anthony will pick up the vocals and carry the vocals until Sam comes back to assume the reigns. Behind the band on the drums is Jason Bonham’s thundering style reminiscent of his late father, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Bonham has made a name for himself over the years from filling in for his father on a Led Zeppelin reunion concert with the 3 remaining members, to his own band Bonham, various all-star compilation groups with Ted Nugent, Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Scott Ian (Anthrax) and many more.

This group is a collection of likeminded talented musicians and singers that are there to entertain and party with the thousands of fans that make it to the shows. If you get a change check out Sammy Hagar and the Circle, you will not be disappointed.


There's Only One Way to Rock
(Sammy Hagar song)
(Van Halen cover)
Good Times Bad Times
(Led Zeppelin cover)
Rock Candy
(Montrose cover)
I Can't Drive 55
(Sammy Hagar song)
Big Foot
(Chickenfoot cover)
Right Now
(Van Halen cover)
Why Can't This Be Love
(Van Halen cover)
Little White Lie
(Sammy Hagar song)
When the Levee Breaks
(Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy cover)
Top of the World
(Van Halen cover)
Heavy Metal
(Sammy Hagar song)
Mas Tequila
(Sammy Hagar and The Wabos cover)


(Van Halen cover)
Rock and Roll
(Led Zeppelin cover)

Sammy Hagar and the Circle Are:

Sammy Hagar - lead vocals, guitars
Michael Anthony - bass, background vocals
Vic Johnson - lead guitar
Jason Bonham - drums

Opening Act(s): Andrew Hagar

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