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Sammy Hagar and Lita Ford – Photo Credit: Leah Steiger

The party continues to go strong for Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar, whose Sammy Hagar & Friend’s hit residency at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod rolled through Las Vegas over the weekend for three more sold-out shows. Joined by his rock supergroup, Sammy Hagar & The Circle – featuring drummer Jason Bonham, bassist, fellow Hall of Famer and former Van Halen bandmate, Michael Anthony, and guitarist Vic Johnson, this week’s performances surprised fans with Trombone Shorty on Wednesday night, Lita Ford on Friday night and Gavin DeGraw on Saturday night. Plus, Jason Bonham’s son, singer Jager Bonham, joined the band for his first-ever on-stage performance with his dad and The Circle. Tickets for Hagar’s next residency shows, just confirmed for July 1 and July 2, will go live next week.


Straight from New Orleans, Trombone Shorty’s powerful performance alongside Hagar & The Circle had the audience on their feet for Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” on Wednesday night. On Friday night, iconic guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Lita Ford, jammed alongside the band on Hagar’s hit and Ford favorite, “Rock Candy.” Saturday night, fans got to rock out with multiple surprise guests, including singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw, to his hit song “I Don’t Want to Be.” Plus, DeGraw, Hagar and Anthony closed out the show with an electrifying performance of a Van Halen classic, “When It’s Love.” Also joining the group on Saturday was Jason Bonham’s 22-year-old son, Jager Bonham. He took the stage for the first time ever with his father to perform Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell.”


Hagar brought his daughter, Samantha Hagar, on stage to wish her a happy 21st birthday. Sammy brings his signature beach vibe to The STRAT Theater with his award-winning portfolio of spirits, including his new top-shelf sparking rum cocktails by Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co., his award-winning, Puerto Rico-made Beach Bar Rum, and his Santo Tequila and Santo Mezquila, a partnership with Hagar’s friend, Guy Fieri.


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