Sammy Hagar & The Circle and REO Speedwagon Set to Rock Laughlin Event Center Stage in May 2022
November 8, 2021
Laughlin, Nevada – (Nov. 8, 2021) The Laughlin Event Center will heat up next spring when rock legend Sammy Hagar takes the stage at Laughlin’s premier outdoor concert venue on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The all-star lineup will include Hagar and supergroup, The Circle; REO Speedwagon; and Sir, Please.
For more than four decades, Hagar has been recognized as one of the best and most accomplished lead singers and songwriters in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose, to his multi-platinum solo career, to his ride as the frontman of Van Halen, Chickenfoot and his latest best-selling supergroup The Circle, Hagar has amassed 25 Platinum albums on sales surpassing 50 million worldwide. Along his journey, he has set the tone for some of the greatest rock anthems ever written with songs like "I Can't Drive 55," "Right Now," and "Why Can't This Be Love" and earned the highest respect of the music industry with a Grammy Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Led by Hagar, The Circle features Michael Anthony, the renowned bassist and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who’s played with him for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot; Jason Bonham, the acclaimed journeyman drummer and son of Led Zeppelin’s iconic drummer, John Bonham; and Vic Johnson, Hagar’s longtime guitar virtuoso who seamlessly shreds through his own, as well as some of rock’s most iconic guitarists’ riffs. Formed in 2014, the critically-acclaimed supergroup takes fans on a musical journey through rock history with a setlist spanning four decades of Hagar and the band’s biggest hits from The Circle, Van Halen, Montrose, Sammy Hagar & The Wabos and beyond.
Formed in 1967 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples set the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the NO. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe, and Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall, Neal Doughty, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt continue to electrify audiences worldwide with hits and fan-favorites such as “In Your Letter,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Time For Me To Fly,” “Roll With The Changes,” and many more.
Indie-rock band, Sir, Please, will open the show with their moving lyrics and unique sound. Singer Shane Cronin’s powerful vibrato naturally fuses with Michael Leese’s crisp rhythm guitar and the driving grooves of drummer David Kohn and bassist Josh Cronin. The result is a contemporary sound, with hints of what came before them.
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Oct. 27. True Rewards Players Club members will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets from 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 9:59 a.m. PT. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased at LaughlinEventCenter.com. The Laughlin Event Center will open its doors starting at 5:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.
The performers add to Laughlin Event Center’s and E Center’s impressive lineups, including:
• Dwight Yoakam on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the E Center
• Darius Rucker and Eli Young Band on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Laughlin Event Center
• Darci Lynne on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the E Center
• Sammy Hagar and The Circle, REO Speedwagon and Sir, Please on Saturday, May 7 at the Laughlin Event Center
• Pitbull on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Laughlin Event Center
Located at 500 Bruce Woodbury Dr., Laughlin Event Center is within walking distance from Aquarius and Edgewater Casino Resorts. Golden Entertainment’s Laughlin resort and casino properties will offer concert and room packages for fans. For more information about Aquarius Casino Resort, visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com/Entertainment, and for information about Edgewater Casino Resort, visit www.Edgewater-Casino.com/Entertainment.
About Laughlin Event Center
The Laughlin Event Center, centrally located on property west of the Laughlin Outlet Mall, offers versatile seating options and configurations. The outdoor event center can seat up to 11,600 guests for major concert headline entertainment and special events. It features state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, high-quality molded seating and bleacher seating, VIP Suites and Dream Seats, food and beverage outlets, and permanent restroom facilities. Visitors can easily walk from most Laughlin resorts or take complimentary shuttle transportation. More information is available at LaughlinEventCenter.com or by calling (702) 298-2453. The Laughlin Event Center is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – casino operations and distributed gaming. Golden Entertainment operates over 16,000 slots, 120 table games, and 6,200 hotel rooms. Golden Entertainment owns ten casino resorts – nine in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at over 1,000 locations and owns over 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. Golden Entertainment is also licensed in Illinois and Pennsylvania to operate video gaming terminals. For more information, visit www.goldenent.com.