“The day before I turn 70 on the beach doing what I love to do.” – Sammy
Happy 70th Birthday to Sammy Hagar!
Sammy’s annual birthday bash event going on this week brings a VIP list of big-name rockers together to celebrate his birthday at the former Van Halen frontman’s legendary Cabo San Lucas cantina. Classic rock and plenty of Cabo Wabo’s signature tequila highlight this week-long event.
Rolling Stone reports:
Sammy Hagar Recruits Toby Keith, Chad Kroeger, DMC for 70th Birthday Film
Bob Weir, Eddie Money will also appear in limited theater screening of ‘Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party’
Sammy Hagar recruited Toby Keith, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Run D.M.C.’s Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, Bob Weir, Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell and Eddie Money for his ongoing, four-day birthday celebration in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The event will be documented with a one-night-only film, Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party, screening at select theaters nationwide on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Hagar’s bandmates in rock supergroup the Circle – former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson – will also appear in the film alongside Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul. Red Til I’m Dead will highlight performances and partying from the event, which launched October 9th and concludes on the 14th at Hagar’s nightclub-restaurant Cabo Wabo Cantina. (The singer turns 70 on the 13th.)
“I’ve been celebrating my birthday in Cabo for almost 30 years, and I couldn’t begin to pick a favorite year,” Hagar said in a statement. “I’ve had hundreds of friends who’ve come down to perform and party. Each year is packed with so many insane collaborations and moments that I’m just happy that the rest of the world can finally get in – and celebrate alongside us as it unfolds on the big screen.”
Red Til I’m Dead tickets can be purchased online starting October 27th via the Fathom Events website and participating theater box offices. The Fathom site includes a full list of participating theaters.
“First of all, I couldn’t sing a lick last night because I’m getting over a serious sore throat, but I’ve never seen so many fans both inside and out front of the Cantina. Chad Kroeger sang ‘Born on the Bayou’. Jerry Cantrell played and sang ‘Man in the Box’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’. It was the loudest audience I’ve ever heard in the Cantina singing along to every song trying to help me out! We ended up pushing to an hour and a half show considering my voice – I think we did pretty damn good. Tomorrow night Eddie Money is here and Darryl McDaniels, Kenny Aronoff, Toby Keith and Vinnie Paul are on the way. I’m feeling much better and have high hopes for tomorrow nights show and even higher hopes for the rest of the weekend!
“My buddy Toby Keith joined The Circle last night for a couple good ones as well as some serious Santo shots”
All photos from Sammy’s Instagram.