Sammy Hagar celebrated his 66th Birthday with an epic jam session that closed out his 24th annual Birthday Bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico last night, Sunday, October 13. Sammy was joined by his band mates past and present including Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, Van Halen), Denny Carmassi (Montrose) and his band, The Wabos for hits spanning his four decades in music before Alex González, the drummer from legendary, highest-selling Latin American band, Maná surprised him on stage to jam on songs “Poundcake,” “Runaround” and “Best of Both Worlds.”
Also joining Hagar’s Birthday Bash were his celeb Chef buddies Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri, who introduced the The Red Rocker to a standing-room-only club of fans who’d lined up hours in advance and braved rain to get prime access to the birthday concert. Fans who were not able to join Sammy in Cabo can watch the exclusive birthday bash special on AXS TV on Oct 27.
Earlier in the week Hagar treated audiences to a surprise show, featuring his first ever album run- through concert. On Saturday, October 5 Sammy and the Wabos rocked through each track, in running order, of his new hit album Sammy Hagar & Friends, released Sept 24 via Frontiers Records. His wife Kari Hagar even joined in singing harmonies on “All We Need Is an Island” to close out the show.
On Saturday, Oct.12 Hagar and Chef Emeril Lagasse hosted their 8th annual auction dinner to benefit Lagasse’s Emeril Lagasse Foundation. This was the duo’s final Cabo Birthday Bash pairing, which to date has raised more than $2 million for the non-profit.