Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"The tour"

Some of you guys have been asking if I will be at certain shows on this tour with Sammy. I definitely will be out here for all the shows. Also, we have only booked shows for the first leg of the tour, so don't worry, chances are we will bringing the party out your way!! We've only done two shows so far, and we are having a BLAST!! I'll be giving all of you updates from the party out here, so be sure to check the blog from time to time....Hope to see ya soon, Michael


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you will be at all of the shows!! Can't wait to see you guys in So Cal.

Tina Young
Big Bear Lake, CA

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Mike mbradburn @ swbell .net said...

MA, it was good to see you again in Houston. Let me be the first to appologize to you for the redheads on the stage screamin' for Sammy during your set. I had to straighten them out for you and finally got them screamin' "Mikey" instead of "Sammy". You rock man and I always look forward to seeing you in Texas.

Next time you are here, you need to have some of my firey hot salsa I make right here in me casa. Would be a good "addition" to your line :wink:

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yessss!Great to hear there are more dates coming! I can't wait to see you. Much love to you Mikey Dugie and Booger!
Can't wait to see the show.
Your 8th Ave Girl
Jackie :)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Martin [Dallas] said...

You guys were beyond great at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas 10/24. It was great to be near the stage and watch you play. You've influenced my bass playing over the years. Your lead vocals on the old VH tunes kicked! You guys need to start at 8:05 like we started chanting. LOL. What's the significance of the bobble head dolls (or whatever they were) on top of the bass stuff? Mona's? Thanks for such a kickin' show!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Mike, I can not wait until this Sun. in Indy to see/hear you play. YOU KICK ASS!!!


1:35 PM  
Anonymous rick@cancersucks.com said...

Great show in Tulsa! Thank you all for signing our 2 bottles of CABO WABO Tequila for the CANCER SUCKS BENEFIT. I hope you all got some of the CANCER SUCKS MAFIA tees like the one that Vic was wearing on stage. Thank you very much for your support!
I would love to talk to any of you about our CANCER SUCKS auction. Please contact info@cancersucks.com when you have a minute.
Rick Horton
Cancer Sucks Inc

12:35 AM  
Blogger Hypestyle said...


Make sure you guys come to Detroit, we'd love to see you.



9:27 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Thanks so much for the shows in BIG D. I was at the show on Oct 24. You guys blew us away. Loved the early VH stuff.

Rob in Dallas TX

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It was great to see you and to serve you your late night dinner!
We might have changed over the last 25 years, but it brought back so many great memories for me! Needless to say, your visit made my whole week! To stand between you and Sammy was a dream come true!
Hope the next time you are in Dallas that I'll have the chance to see you again.

Good luck out there,

from Well you know the restaurant ;)

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "VH Dark Ages" (Sammy era!) was like the movie "Back To The Future Pt 2" When Biff stoled the time machine and altered time!! That's what happened to the mighty VH when Sammy joined!!! You can even hear Sammy's song "Can't Drive 55" in the movie when the Doc and Marty came back to the altered 1985. Spooky!!! Mikey for the good man you are, Sammy is the real enemy here, he's used you and stoled you away from your VH family. I know once the dust settle's and the Sammy lovey-dovey vibe eventually pisses you off, you will realize the true colors of Sammy. Why do you think Sammy's never got a tan? Because he is always in the shadow of Diamond Dave!!! VH are sounding MIGHTY again. Wolfie's doing GREAT!!! With Sammy it was just Van Halen, but with Diamond Dave it was (and now!!) MIGHTY VAN HALEN!! The one sad thing in all this is you won't be part of the next 10+ years of the mighty VH (Albums, tours rewriting rock again!) If by chance there is a reunion, it will be too little, too late and too old. VH (apart from Wolfie!!) would be in their early 60's. Sammy will be well into his 70's!!! I think that's why Ed & Al were so pissed at you, for not forseeing what Sammy has done to VH and most importantly you!!!! Rock n Roll to ya Mikey!!

P.S. Knowing the people who control this blog, I don't think they will put this up. It's the TRUTH that's why?

11:21 PM  
Blogger The said...


I hope u make it to Minneapolis on the second leg of the tour. Then I'll have had the good fortune to see virtually everyone associated with Van Halen in the same year! (again, as I was lucky in 2004 too).

I want to say "thank you" to you, Sammy, and the rest of the current and former VH crew for all the great music and all the fun shows over the years.

Ric McCloud
Saint Paul, MN

p.s. don't listen to the haterz, u all rock!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just have to comment on that negativity written above, "VH Dark Ages." Don't listen to that crap Mikey, just keep rockin'!! Your true fans love what you're doing!

Tina Young

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right now I would have been just getting out of the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis after the Van Halen show that was scheduled for today but got cancelled. So, for a consolation prize I took the wife to see Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony last night in Bloomington, Illinois. What an awesome show!

Mike was phenomenal. His high-energy stage performance was focused, tight, and full of passion. His bass playing was top notch as usual, and vocally he was at the top of his game. Mike sang some old school Van Halen tunes while Vic played guitar. I got to hear Mike's high tenor backup vocals on the Classic Van Halen songs while Vic sang Dave's part. There is nobody who can sing those backup parts like Mikey - I don't care what your last name is.

Sammy's show was good too, especially when Mike came out to play bass on the Van Hagar material. The energy among the band members is much better when Sam is solo.

Mike seems really happy with what he is doing. He is obviously having fun, which is what it's all about. If the band's not having fun, you can bet that the crowd won't be either. Mike loves to entertain people, and he does a great job at it. Mike, you rock bro.

P.S. - I can't wait to see what your lineup will be for 2008. Who is this mystery "superstar guitarist"? I'll see you then. Make sure the learjet has a full tank of fuel!

John Cota
Williamsville, IL

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't disagree more with the comments under "VH Dark Ages." My view is that Van Halen was at its best with Sammy and Michael on board. The current tour has its pluses and minuses. Eddie is sober and playing guitar better than he did in 2004. But vocals are important. Dave's a great showman, but his vocals are uneven. Sammy's got the pipes and can pound it out all the time. And Michael's backing VOX are sorely missed. Bob, Vancouver WA

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw you Last night in Indianapolis, What a Show! fantastic from beginning to end. Can't wait to see you again. Oh, and Sammy wasn't bad either. LOL
Don't stop rockin, as long as you guys keep playing we will be there!

Chad and Carrie
Lou, KY

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got to be living under a rock if you can't see that Sammy and Mikey have NOTHING to do with the fact he is not back with VH.Eddie is the one and only problem.Mikey already said he would have gone on tour but Eddie was all crying like a B**ch that just got cheated on by her boyfriend. Get over it! Mikey and Sammy are doing GREAT and VH is doing well with Wolfie. What was Mikey supposed to do? Wait by the phone for Eddie to call? Leave it alone and enjoy the shows. Maybe Eddie will get his head out of his ass one day and get over it too!
Your 8th Ave girl

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Matt F. said...

To Anonymous (VH backer): Maybe you didn't realize Sammy fought for Michael to play bass in the last Van Halen reunion tour in 04. They were going to try to find someone else, and Sammy said if Mike's not in, he's not in. It's a well known fact that Mike and Sammy are great friends and enjoy playing together! Maybe you should do your homework before you go ripping on people. Also I shouldn't even have wasted my time writing this since you didn't have the guts to sign the post. Enjoy your Van Halen, I'll be rockin with Mike and Sammy tomorrow night in Moline!

1:25 PM  
Blogger SharkByte said...

note the coward who wrote about the so-called "dark ages" of Van Halen would not identify himself...

what he said could not be any more untrue if it came out of the mouth of Eddie himself; he is the real problem with Van Halen. His jealousy over Sammy's success, especially over Cabo Wabo, is the factor that put Mikey and Sammy together and they know that better than anyone, especially some no-name who's just spewing garbage on this blog as though it were fact.

Sammy and Mikey are great together and they do not need Ed or Al, never have. The fans love seeing these two play together because they know that it's not for show like the current VH tour is.

On top of that, Mikey is a man who can make his own decisions and the writer of the "dark ages" comment acts as though Mikey is a spineless fool who's being dragged out on tour.

Anyways, we all love seeing Sammy and Mikey and the person who wrote that comment knows that he's wrong.


3:15 PM  
Anonymous Lisa B said...

Hi Mikey!!!
I just wanted you to know I saw you in Dallas Oct 24, 2007 at Lakewood Theater. WOW! What a great time, being front and center(even in General Admission) was THE BEST!!!! You were having such a blast performing and that makes me so happy. I really enjoyed Little Dreamer! Thanks for touring again with Sammy, I love seeing you two have such a great time! AND most of all Thanks for sharing your Cabo Wabo Tequila with me! That just MADE my night : )I was VERY thirsty and was NOT about to leave my spot to go get a drink! LOL I hope to see you in Texas on the next leg! Keep on smashing us fans!!! Your are the best!
Lisa B.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL< I meant to say "Mikey, keep on bashing us!" as you call it! Whatever it's called -keep on Rockin' Mike! You are awesome and fun to watch!
Lisa B

8:47 PM  
Blogger kaye s said...

Hey Michael,
Wish you would come south to GA or TN. I'm an old friend of Dugie from the 80's(not a groupie). Please give him my e-mail address and ya'll come on down south.

Kaye S.
Chattanooga, TN

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sammy and Michael played DeVos hall in Grand Rapids MI last fall and Michael opened the show with an awesome display of obscure Van Halen songs which blew me away. It reminded me of the Van Halen concert I saw at The Stadium Arena in Kalamazoo MI back in 1981 except that Michael's voice and singing was actually much better than David Lee. Sammy is set to play the Muskegon Summer Celebration July 6th in Muskegon MI and I am curious to know if Michael and his band are going to open the show similar to the way he did at DeVos hall last fall. I was in the 5th row last fall and told all my idiot friends who did not go to that show about the rousing renditions of old Van Halen songs that Michael and his band ripped through and that they missed it big time! I am a large member of the local music community in West Michigan and can pass the word and fill the show if Michael is to open the show like he did last fall. Please let me know ASAP! I love Sammy but Michael's show last fall was worth every penny and more! Please please let me know!

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Heller said...

Hey Mike Are your gonna be with Sammie in Fresno?? If so See ya there!

Jeff Heller
Southern Cal

3:48 PM  

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