Chickenfoot now will come back for two shows.
Early this morning, the supergroup’s Facebook page made this post:
“Since the first night on May 7 sold out immediately due to overwhelming fan demand , we’ve added a second on May 8 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
“Tickets for the May 8 concert go on sale Friday, March 18, on Ticketmaster with a special fan-club presale starting Tuesday, March 15, at 10 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. Use the code “FOOTSOLDIER” to gain access to the presale.”
The super group, which last played six years ago, will perform in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Room. The two-off shows are called “Cinqo de Foot, May the Original Foot be with You!”
The first show show sold out in hours.
Chickenfoot is Sammy Hagar and his longtime band mate bass player Michael Anthony. Joe Satriani is the lead guitarist and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers plays drums.
The band stopped touring and recording after the Sept. 11, 2010, concert at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.
In an June 2015 interview with on the Sirius XM satellite radio show “Eddie Trunk Live,” Satriani said he thought the band was finished.
“It seems like the last couple of years of trying to get another record together has been impossible — just too impossible,” he said. “And everybody kind of wants to do it, but schedules conspire against it. And I started to feel, sort of like, ‘Well, I’m really missing it. I’m missing being in a band and collaborating like that. And if this isn’t gonna happen, then I’d really love to keep doing it, so maybe I should find somebody else to do it with.’ Which is, you know … It’s a sad thing.”
Kenny Aronoff was the drummer on the last Chickenfoot tour because Smith was on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In a 2014 interview with Rolling Stone, Hagar explained why the band was reluctant to go into the studio.
“I love making music. But doing it on Chickenfoot’s level means spending a half million on a record,” he said. “We write and record for six months. It’s a lot of work, and then to not sell many records, it’s disappointing. I don’t like being disappointed.”
Ever since he opened a Cabo Wabo Cantina at Lake Tahoe, Sammy Hager plays annually at Harrah’s during the Cinco de Mayo weekend. He sold his rights to his Cabo Wabo Tequila years ago, but owns four Cabo Wabo restaurants in Tahoe, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cabo San Lucas. Sammy Hagar and the Circle played last summer at an outdoor show at Harveys.
Hagar’s son Aaron is a South Shore resident.
Related story: Review of Sammy Hagar and the Circle at Harveys in 2015. LINK