Chesney rocks with Hagar
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
– Kenny Chesney gets tropical down in Mexico playing at Sammy Hagar's 65th birthday party.
Chesney plays Sammy's Birthday Bash in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at his Cabo Wabo Cantina on Friday, Oct. 12.
Chesney first rocked one of Hagar's legendary birthday bashes in 2004, where his whole band and crew set the club record for performance time - 3 hours and 40 minutes.
"I'm so fired up," said Chesney about hitting Cabo Wabo with Hagar.
"What an awesome birthday present - I can't wait to rock with Kenny and the fans," Hagar said. Fans lucky enough to score one of the limited 500 tickets can be sure Chesney and Hagar will deliver the high-octane performances for which they're known.
Other celebrity guests in attendance for the weekend's events include Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses) and Denny Carmassi (Montrose).
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