Sammy Hagar Addresses The Right Time To ‘Quit’ Performing Live
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sammy Hagar shared that he will know the right time to stop playing live and that it will only happen if he cannot perform at the same level as he used to.
Famously known for his contribution to Van Halen and Chickenfoot, the Red Rocker is razor focused on his new project with The Circle. The frontman’s determination has never decreased, even during the Covid days, as the band recorded their album ‘Lockdown’ via virtual live sessions.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle is getting ready to release their follow-up album ‘Crazy Times’ on September 30. The band previously shared two singles, ‘Pump It Up’ and ‘Funky Feng Shui,’ and their respective music videos with their fans to give them a taste of what the rest of the album has in store.
The Red Rocker recently stated he has no plans for next year because he wants to see how the new album does. He added that it is hard for him at his age to go out on stage and perform at the same intensity almost every night, something that he was able to do when he was younger.
However, one thing that Hagar is sure of is that he will never become a musician that others describe as mediocre when comparing his shows to his previous ones. So, when the right time comes, and he doesn’t sound the way his fans are used to, and he can’t perform at his highest level on stage, he will quit putting on live shows.
Sammy Hagar’s words about quitting playing live when the time comes:
“I’m not taking one obligation for next year when I decide what I want to do and see how this album does. It’s hard at my age to go out and be as great as I’ve always been. That’s important to me. I don’t ever want to be that guy where they go, ‘Yeah, he was a lot better last time.’ They’ll never say that about me. I’ll quit before that happens.”
Sammy Hagar and the Circle embarked on a Summer 2022 US tour with support from George Thorogood and the Destroyers. The ‘Crazy Times Tour,’ which started this past June, is still ongoing, with venues booked until the end of the year.