Chickenfoot to reunite at Lake Tahoe for first full show in six years |

Chickenfoot to reunite at Lake Tahoe for first full show in six years

Sammy Hagar returns to Lake Tahoe when he fronts Chickenfoot for a pair of reunion shows Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8.
Courtesy Jim Grant / Harrah’s / Harveys Lake Tahoe |

If you go

What: Chickenfoot

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $88.53 plus fees (Sunday only)


Rocker Sammy Hagar often makes appearances at Lake Tahoe around Cinco de Mayo, but he has something special in store for 2016.

Chickenfoot — a rock supergroup that includes the former Van Halen frontman, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani — will reunite at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for its first full shows in years Saturday and Sunday.

The group plans “to rock the concert event with some of their biggest hits from ‘Chickenfoot’ and ‘Chickenfoot III’ including ‘Sexy Little Thing,’ ‘Big Foot,’ ‘Oh Yeah’ and more,” according to a recent post from the band.

Chickenfoot formed in 2008 and grew out of a jam between Hagar, Anthony and Smith at Cabo Wabo Cantina Cabo San Lucas. The band’s eponymous debut album was released in June 2009, and its second album, “Chickenfoot III,” was released in September 2011. The band also released a live album, “LV,” in December 2012.

Chickenfoot has often used replacement drummers for live performances because of Smith’s commitments to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band ended its Different Devil Tour, with drummer Kenny Aronoff, in June 2012. Members’ last performance together was during a three-song encore at Sammy Hagar’s 2014 Birthday Bash in Las Vegas.

Saturday’s show will be the first time in six years the full band will play a full set, according to the band.

The show sold out following “overwhelming fan demand,” causing the band and Harrah’s to put on a second show Sunday. Tickets are still available for Sunday’s show.

“We’re all set for the Foot action to begin and can’t wait to see you all at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe,” according to a post from the band. “Whether you are going to be enjoying your spring break, celebrating Mother’s Day, or just jammin’ out to the Foot — it’s sure to be a blast!”

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is located at 15 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

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