Sammy Hagar emphatically states that David Lee Roth will absolutely not be participating in the entirety of his upcoming summer 2024 tour, where he’ll be joined by bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani, and drummer Jason Bonham
The tour is set to center around the music of VAN HALEN.
Sammy Hagar discussed his decision to embark on “The Best Of All Worlds” tour while making an appearance on the November 14 episode of “The Howard Stern Show”, saying: “It’s time. Nobody else is gonna do it. If Dave [Lee Roth] goes out, he can’t sing my stuff. [But] we can do a few of the early VAN HALEN songs. I have no problem with that; I did it when I was in VAN HALEN. This is really a celebration of all that, and we are the only ones who can do it.”
Sammy Hagar continued: “We’re gonna invite every musician in every town. First of all, whenever you play, if there’s a guitar player in town, no matter what city it is, they come out to see Joe, just like they used to for Eddie [Van Halen]. So if we’ve got other guitar players, we’ll get them involved, other singers, get them involved. If [VAN HALEN drummer] Alex Van Halen wants to jump up, if David Lee Roth wants to come out and join us, come on, motherfucker. You are welcome. This is about VAN HALEN.”
David Lee Roth soon after responded in a statement to the Van Halen News Desk, saying: “I’m ready to go. Let’s do this,” he wrote.
It seems now though that Sammy has shot down the possibility of Roth joining him for the entire “The Best Of All Worlds” tour. When he was asked by a fan on social media about Dave‘s response, Sammy said: “He can come out and sing a song on a show or two, if he can remember the words.
“He’s not invited on the tour NOOO F;()$(.g way. It was to sing a song with us somewhere like a lot of singers guitarist ect are going to do on this tour. I know better than to have him on tour again. Been there done that.” Hagar added in a separate comment: “He ain’t coming out with me again. Maybe 1 show a song or 2 if he remembers the words”.
“The Best Of All Worlds” tour, consisting of 28 dates and produced by Live Nation, is set to kick off on July 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and will conclude on August 31 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sammy Hagar was asked by fans today in the comments of his latest IG post about DLR’s interest in participating in the 2024 Tour. Here’s what he wrote … 🤨 pic.twitter.com/8QMNdkzgvk— Greg Renoff (@GregRenoff) November 22, 2023