Sammy Hagar will bring his Cabo San Lucas-themed summer tour indoors to theaters this winter, Billboard.com has learned.
“We’re bringing the Cobo spirit to Christmas,” Hagar’s booking agent, Jonny Podell with the Podell Talent Agency tells Billboard.com. “The additional thrills normally associated with Hagar’s Cabo Wabo tour will include bikini girls in the lobby, Waborita bars, mariachi bands and many more surprises.”
An official itinerary is still in the works, but Podell says the outing, billed as “Cabo Wabo Presents the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar and the Wabos,” will visit approximately 3,000-capacity venues in such cities as Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit. “These are some of his strongest markets, and instead of playing big [venues], we’re going to play multiple nights in theaters,” the agent says.
The tour is scheduled to begin in October and will run through May 5, 2008, when Hagar will perform at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Lake Tahoe, Nev. Special guests on the tour will include Mad Anthony’s Express, Los Tres Gusanos and the Other Half, according to Podell.
A summer tour is expected to follow the theater dates. “He’s probably going to be on tour all year,” Podell says.
Hagar’s summer shed trek in 2006 grossed $3.4 million from 26 concerts, according to Billboard Boxscore. Nearly 184,000 fans attended the shows.
Earlier this year, the Red Rocker treated 750 loyal fans to the second annual Are We Having Any Fun Yet? cruise. “We throw this giant party, everybody gets drunk off their ass and then they leave,” Hagar told Billboard prior to the March cruise. “I love being able to meet the fans on a more personal level.”
In related news, Hagar recently sold an 80% stake in his Cabo Wabo Tequila brand to an Italian beverage company for a reported $80 million.