Sammy Hagar to play State Fair Grandstand


The former Van Halen singer also known as the Red Rocker will be playing the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 24, the Pioneer Press reports.

Sammy Hagar is the latest headliner to be added to the Grandstand concert series for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and he's bringing former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony with for the ride.

Ticket information has not yet been announced.

The Hagar concert is dubbed "Four Decades of Rock," and will showcase material spanning across the 65-year-old rocker's career -- from his early days with Montrose to his solo material, as well as his days with Van Halen and most recently, Chickenfoot.

Hagar joined Van Halen when lead singer David Lee Roth left the band in 1985, and remained with the group until 1996. He eventually reunited with the group for a two-year stint, from 2003 to 2005.

Roth rejoined Van Halen in 2006, and Anthony was replaced by guitarist Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang. Anthony then went on to form Chickenfoot with Hagar, and the group released its first album in 2009.

Other artists playing this year Grandstand include Depeche Mode, Tim McGraw and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as well as former “Saturday Night Live” stars Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon.

Free acts at the State Fair this year include Sheila E., Hanson and Blue Oyster Cult.

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