Sammy Hagar & The Circle Release “Space Between”

Sammy Hagar and the Circle: Space BetweenFour years after releasing a live album, Sammy Hagar & The Circle have released their debut album of original material. Space Between contains ten new songs created by the supergroup of Hagar and his longtime musical partner Michael Anthony as well as drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. Just because the band could be seen as a supergroup, the album is more than a collection of tunes, Hagar says.

“The 10 chapters on the Space Between are not just a bunch of new songs grouped together on an album,” he writes. “They were sewn together conceptually for a complete mental, emotional and physical experience (kind of a Three Lock Box). Inspiration is a beautiful thing for an artist and making this album is living proof that when the fire of creativity strikes, the songwriting process doesn’t have to be painful or a struggle. Once I had the overall vision, the lyrics and music began to just flow through me. This record was recorded and written to be listened to in its entirety.”

Get a taste of the album with “Free Man”:

The Circle is currently on tour in support of the album, though rumors of a Van Halen reunion may take Anthony out of the mix. He has repeatedly denied anything is happening as far as his return to Van Halen, but Hagar has given his blessing to join them if it comes up.

“Mikey has my blessings to do it — if it ever happens,” Hagar recently told Billboard. “Every now and then (Van Halen’s) management throws something at me or Mikey saying, ‘Hey, what are you guys doing next summer?’ or, ‘We’re talking about maybe doing this or doing that,’ and we’re like, ‘Yeah, let me know’ and you never hear nothing. If Van Halen asks Mike to come back, I’ll say, ‘Take a break, absolutely.’ He has to have that for closure, ’cause he’s a founding member. If that could happen to him and he wants to do it, I’m all for it and then he can come back (to the Circle). But right now nothing’s going on so he’s here and the Circle is going strong.”

Space Between is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Space Between Track List:

  1. Devil Came To Philly
  2. Full Circle Jam (Chump Change)
  3. Can’t Hang
  4. Wide Open Space
  5. Free Man
  6. Bottom Line
  7. No Worries
  8. Trust Fund Baby
  9. Affirmation
  10. Hey Hey (Without Greed)

Tour Dates:

May 20Rose Music Center at The HeightsHuber Heights, OH (with Vince Neil)
May 22DTE Energy Music TheatreClarkston, MI (with Night Ranger)
May 23Farm Bureau Insurance LawnIndianapolis, IN (with Night Ranger)
May 25XCite Center at Parx CasinoBensalem, PA
May 26Bank of New Hampshire PavilionGilford, NH (with Night Ranger)
May 28Blue Hills Bank PavilionBoston, MA (with Night Ranger)
May 30Foxwoods Resort CasinoMashantucket, CT (with Night Ranger)
May 31Wolf TrapVienna, VA (Night Ranger)
Jun 4ArtparkLewiston, NY (Night Ranger)
Jun 5Highmark StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Night Ranger)
Jun 7Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreTinley Park, IL (with Vince Neil)

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