Sammy Hagar has scheduled a free concert on October 8th at Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to make up for his scrapped second annual “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show.” Hagar is also promising other free shows across the U.S. as symbol of good faith towards fans missing the event, which was canceled less than a week before it was due to take place.
Ultimate Classic Rock reported, the California shows, which were set to play this Saturday and Sunday (September 28th & 29th) in Huntington Beach, were canceled after Government officials claimed the event's organizers Freeze Management neglected to secure permits for the event, with Freeze claiming they might file suit due to the shows being nixed.
State Parks Superintendent Kevin Pearsall told the OC Register, “For the first time ever, that I’ve experienced, we are a week out and we were unable to collect fees for any of the required elements of the permit, which included law enforcement, medical and fire. We couldn’t get any of the documents. Everything has timelines and limits and every single one of them were not met. We decided today, at this point, with literally nothing in place, the best thing to do was not to approve the permit.”
Among the artists booked to perform over the two days were Richie Sambora, the Beach Boys, Vince Neil, Blue Oyster Cult, Extreme, Night Ranger, Patty Smyth from Scandal, Tony Lewis from The Outfield, and Steel Panther, among others.
Sammy Hagar took to social media and posted a message, which read:
“Like you, I’m surprised & disappointed about High Tide, and sorry for the fans who are inconvenienced – I’ll make it up to you Redheads, starting with an extra free show Oct 8 w/ the Wabos in Cabo! (old style – first come, first served) #ImDisappointedToo #RedheadsRule #FansFirst #SeeYouInCabo”