SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE ROCK THE DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER
LAS VEGAS – Last night, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar and his supergroup The Circle, featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, took over the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) for an evening packed with hits from “The Red Rocker” and iconic Van Halen and Led Zeppelin classics.
The night kicked off with an exciting set by local Las Vegas video DJ and emcee, DJ Sally. Then Derek Stevens, CEO and Co-Owner of DLVEC as well as Downtown Las Vegas properties the D Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, took the stage to welcome Hagar back to Downtown Las Vegas, with a special appearance by Food Network star, Guy Fieri.
“Red Heads” went wild as Hagar, Anthony, Bonham and Johnson filled the venue with their energetic sound. Attendees sang along to Hagar’s “One Way Ticket to Midnight,” and were blasted to the past with Van Halen’s “Right Now” and “Why Can’t This Be Love,” along with Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.” A roar of applause broke out as the group burst into Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55.” At one point during the show, Hagar kept the crowd pumped up by launching a cannon filled with streamers into the audience.
The concert precedes the debut of Sammy Hagar and The Circle’s upcoming album, “At Your Service.” A launch party for the anticipated record was hosted at Golden Gate on Friday, April 10, where Hagar and the band greeted fans and premiered the music video for their first single, “Poundcake.”
“At Your Service” is set for worldwide release on May 18 and is a live double album recorded during the all-star group’s first North American tour. The album captures Hagar, Anthony, Bonham and Johnson jamming on 19 legendary tracks that span more than 40 years of rock music history.
About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 15,000 guests and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue will play host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue also recently announced that is the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency.