Last month, Sammy Hagar revealed that he'd recorded a new song with two of his Chickenfoot band mates -- bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Chad Smith -- as well as Journey 's Neal Schon , for an upcoming album project. Now, the Red Rocker has unveiled full details about the album, a collection of tunes that will feature him teaming up with a variety of well-known musicians. Due out September 24, Sammy Hagar and Friends will include a mix of covers and original songs that, in addition to rock, will explore blues, pop and country sounds.
Besides Anthony, Smith and Schon, the album will feature contributions from Heart 's Nancy Wilson , Chickenfoot's Joe Satriani , Kid Rock , country singer Ronnie Dunn , Hagar's longtime backing group The Wabos and Dennis Carmassi and Bill Church -- fellow surviving original members of Sammy's former band Montrose . Among the new songs on Sammy Hagar and Friends are "All We Need Is an Island," which features Wilson; "Going Down," with Anthony, Smith and Schon; and "Father Sun," on which the Hagar duets with his son Aaron . The record also boasts renditions of Bob Seger 's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" and Depeche Mode 's "Personal Jesus."
Prior to the release of the album, Hagar will hit the road on the Four Decades of Rock summer tour, which, as its name suggests, will celebrate Sammy's 40-year music career. The trek is mapped out from a July 26 show in Tucson, Arizona, through a September 7 concert in San Francisco. Various musicians that have collaborated with the Hagar over the years, and on his new album, will join him to perform at select dates, including Anthony, The Wabos and Carmassi and Church.
Here are all of the confirmed dates on Hagar's Four Decades of Rock tour:
7/26 -- Tucson, AZ, AVA Amphitheater*
7/27 -- Del Mar, CA, Del Mar Summer Stage Concert Series*
8/15 -- Marysville, WA, Tulalip Resort and Casino*
8/17 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Casino*
8/18 -- Jackpot, NV, Cactus Pete's*
8/20 -- Loveland, CO, Budweiser Events Center*
8/23 -- Chicago, IL, Charter One**
8/24 -- St. Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair**
8/26 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater**
8/27 -- Toronto, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre**
8/31 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater**+
9/4 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheater*
9/5 -- Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Resort Casino**+
9/7 -- San Francisco, CA, America's Cup Pavilion**+
* with The Wabos
** with Anthony
+ with Carmassi and Church.
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