Michael Anthony 2/18/22

It looks like a whole new cross-section of Van Halen tunes might be entering the Circle‘s setlist — with the great Michael Anthony finally tackling some early David Lee Roth-era tunes in concert.

During Sammy Hagar‘s residency show on February 12th at the Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Michael Anthony treated the Las Vegas crowd by taking the lead on two early Van Halen classics — “Runnin’ With The Devil” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” Ultimate Classic Rock reported, “As Anthony delivers lighthearted renditions of the songs, encouraging the crowd to join in, Hagar acts as cheerleader and backing vocalist for his former Van Halen bandmate.”As Anthony delivers lighthearted renditions of the songs, encouraging the crowd to join in, Hagar acts as cheerleader and backing vocalist for his former Van Halen bandmate.

Read More: Watch Michael Anthony Sing Van Halen Classics Onstage | https://ultimateclassicrock.com/michaal-anthony-sings-van-halen-songs/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

Although Michael Anthony is as well-regarded among fans for his legendary backing vocals as his bass playing, he told us that as a rule he’s really not interested in singing lead vocals on his own: [“I can sing, but I consider myself a bass player. I’m, y’know, a musician first. If the opportunity came up for, y’know, maybe a one-off gig to do something like that, I might do it, but I like to play bass, y’know? I’ll sing backgrounds, but a lead singer, y’know, you’ve got to have that mentality and personality. I’d rather be the bass guy.”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . the bass guy)

  • Sammy Hagar & The Circle / George Thorgogood & The Destroyers tour dates (subject to change):
    March 5 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    March 6 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    March 8 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    March 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars Atlantic City (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    March 23, 25, March 26 – Las Vegas, NV – The Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    May 7 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    June 10 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
    June 11 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
    June 13 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
    June 15 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
    June 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
    July 8  Prior Lake, MN – Lakefront Music Fest (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)
    August 23 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
    August 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
    August 26 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    August 27 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    August 29 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
    August 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
    September 1 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheatre
    September 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
    September 9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
    September 10 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
    September 16 – Houston, TX  – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion    
    September 17 – Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory    
    October 1 – Lincoln, CA -Thunder Valley Casino Resort (Sammy Hagar & The Circle only)

TL; DR

  • During Sammy Hagar & The Circle‘s residency show on February 12th at the Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, Michael Anthony treated the Las Vegas crowd by taking the lead on two early Van Halen  classics — “Runnin’ With The Devil” and “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”