Back in May, Sammy Hagar announced plans to test drive a new format for his 2013 live shows. Billed as "4 Decades Of Rock," Hagar's plan is to mark 40 years since the release of the debut Montrose album by building an evening featuring highlights from his lengthy career.
Sammy & The Wabos would open the show, followed by The Other Half (including former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony); a Montrose tribute set would be next, and then the evening would wrap up with Chickenfoot.
Hagar's September 1 show at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's in Stateline, Nevada was the first event with the new format. For the Montrose tribute set, Hagar was joined by the band's Denny Carmassi and Bill Church, with Joe Satriani sitting in; Carmassi stuck around for the closing portion with Chickenfoot.
Whitesnake leader David Coverdale was on hand to join Chickenfoot, as well, performing a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Rock & Roll" with the band. Watch video here.