LIVE REVIEW: Sammy Hagar & The Circle Crazy Times Tour 2022

Crazy Times and Rock’n’roll are basically synonyms. Then you add Sammy Hagar and George Thorogood and it gets really crazy. Both legends joined together to go on Crazy Times tour, and fans are in for a treat of best rock music of all times.

Written by Andris Jansons

American rock music legend George Thorogood & The Destroyers hit the stage first, and their first song of the night was …. wait for it ….. it was Rock Party. That is exactly right, Rock Party and Crazy Times is what we had this night. This song brought positive vibes and rock’n’roll spirit into the amphitheater that lasted till the end.

Who Do You Love?, I Drink Alone and House Rent Blues/ One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer were just a few notable hit songs. For a desert he played Move It On Over and the song that every single person on this planet knows and likes – Bad to the Bone.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Photo by Andris Jansons

Gallery for George Thorogood & The Destroyers here.

For me, personally, this was the first time seeing George Thorogood & The Destroyers live, and after some thirty years of my life listening to these songs on the radio, this felt as fresh and as exciting as the moment when I first jammed to his songs.

While George has been with his music project since the beginning, Sammy has been all over the place. And one of them is none other then mighty Van Halen. His name alone carries the weight of excellency and greatness, but for many his time in Van Halen is the defining moment.

Sammy’s latest project The Circle includes his longtime friend from Van Halen times – bassist Michael Anthony. Michael was also involved in Sammy’s other supergroup project called Chickenfoot. On the drums The Circle have legendary Led Zeppelin drummers John Bonham son Jason. On guitar Vic Johnson provides his guitar virtuoso skills. Sammy and Michael are inducted in Rock’n’roll Hall of Fame as members of Van Halen. So, yes, this is another Sammy Hagar’s supergroup.

Just as George Sammy started his set with a rock’n’roll anthem There’s Only One Way To Rock, and followed with his Van Halen classic Poundcake. During the song Sammy received a proper New Jersey welcome gift – a NJ auto license plate with “PNDCAKE” on it. After proudly rockin it on the stage during the song, he signed it and tried to return to the fan, but it appears it was a fans gift to Sammy, which he was grateful for.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle. Photo by Andris Jansons

Gallery for Sammy Hagar & The Circle here.

During the next song Sammy busted open (literally) a beer can and after drinking whatever was left passed it on to a fan for a nice souvenir. All night long Sammys interaction with fans was very constant and party like.

Crazy times continued with many notable songs – Why Can’t This Be Love, I Can’t Drive 55, When It’s Love, Rock and Roll, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Love and many more.

This show really feels like something out of this world and truly epic. Show will continue tonight in Massachusetts before departing to Indiana and Ohio. Then after a little July break it will go on in August until September. DO NOT MISS THIS ! Dates and info here.

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