Van Halen Member Rejects Goodbye Concert


Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar discussed his future touring on Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM show, “I’ve thought about it long and hard. And that’s one of the reasons why I don’t want to go out and tour too much next year, because it could be the last one, and I don’t really know. My thing is I would never — I’m saying never say never. Well, right now I’m gonna say I will never announce a farewell tour, go do a big, long tour and then keep going and keep going, like all these other people do. It makes me sick to do that. I would rather not say nothing and just… when I do my last show, it’s my last show. I might say it then, but I’d rather not make no pre-announcement, in case I wanna keep going.

“I’m so glad you asked that question. It’s been on my mind real hard,” he added. “How do you go out? Do you just go away? I don’t know. I’m too public of a figure and I have too many businesses and things to where I can’t just go away; somebody’s gonna catch me somewhere. They’re gonna say, ‘What are you doing?’ So it seems like I almost have to make an announcement, but I’m not solid with that yet, and it’s not time yet. But I am thinking that way. How am I gonna do it when it’s time? And I don’t know. I’d rather just say one show, ‘You know what? That’s the last show. I’m done. I can’t do it anymore.’ I’d rather just say that.”

Hagar said he’ll never do a farewell tour, “The day I do something just strictly for money at this stage of my life, you can call me a greedy piece of shit. I do not need money, and it’s not why I do things. I don’t blame some people for doing things for money — you have to; you’ve gotta make a living, for god’s sakes — but I don’t have to. So at this stage of my life, no money grabs.”