Sammy Hagar & The Circle — with Whitesnake and Night Ranger — rockin’ for Blossom Aug. 12

In the still of the night, you can’t drive 55 — not when Sister Christian is in the car with you.

Another night of throwback rock at Blossom Music Center? Yep, here we go again.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle will headline, with Whitesnake and Night Ranger also on the bill, the outdoor Cuyahoga Falls venue on Aug. 12.

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Sammy Hagar, photographed in 2012 (Associated Press photos)

Hagar, of course, spent years as the frontman for legendary rock act Van Halen, and Sammy Hagar & The Circle also features former longtime VH bassist Michael Anthony. The group is rounded out by drummer Jason Bonham — son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham — and guitarist Vic Johnson.

Says a news release from event promoter Live Nation:

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have quickly established themselves as one of the most emphatic and exciting live acts on tour today, seamlessly ripping through career-spanning hits from Montrose, Van Halen, Sammy’s solo career, as well as the band’s hit debut studio album, Space Between, which scored them the #1 Rock Album and #4 overall album on the Billboard 200 in 2019. Setlists include hits like, “There’s Only One Way To Rock,” “Finish What Ya Started,” “Mas Tequila,” “I Can’t Drive 55,” “Can’t Hang,” “Rock Candy,” “Right Now” and many more.

Whitesnake, meanwhile, is a platinum-selling hard-rock hitmaker led by David Coverdale. The band boasts a catalogue of tunes that include anthemic hits such as “Here I Go Again,” “Still of the Night,” “Fool for Your Loving,”and “Is This Love,” to name a few.

And, of course, you may remember ’80s rockers Night Ranger from a slew of that include “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” along with “Sentimental Street,” “Goodbye” and “Sing Me Away.”

“I love some friendly competition on stage and that’s exactly what this is going to be,” says Sammy Hagar, in the news release. “David and I have nothing but the highest respect for one another, but we would also like to blow the other guy off the stage! Add in Night Ranger and the fans will have one hell of a night of music.”

Tickets are on sale. Snag them here.

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