…or alternatively, mass-murder, you’re a stronger person than I.
Sammy Hagar has titled his latest tour “The Tequila Made Me Do It.” And his fans are hoping he keeps the bottle open.
Rather than a traditional concert, Hagar, who’s done stints fronting the bands Montrose and Van Halen in addition to his solo work, has created what he calls a “lifestyle concept.” It’s basically a Sammypalooza, a harder-rocking version of what Jimmy Buffett does, with gates opening in the afternoon and a variety of activities — including beach volleyball, a “Sammy-oke” karaoke stage and photo ops with donkeys wearing sombreros — preceding the music.
“We have a direction and a lifestyle and a way we want to live,” explains Hagar, 57, a Monterey, Calif., native. “It’s beach by day and dancing all night, tank tops and flip flops. It’s all about keeping my fans happy, giving them a little direction if I can find it for them and turning them on to anything I get turned onto, and that’s it.”