Chickenfoot sell out shows in record time

Chickenfoot are a good way!
Chickenfoot are a good way! (Image credit: Ross Halfin)

Chickenfoot's self-titled debut album doesn't come out till 9 June, but tickets to their first shows are already gone.

The 'supergroup,' comprised of Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith, has posted the following message on their website:

"Beyond our expectations, the public on-sales for the nine road-test shows sold out all tickets in record time. The band was blown away by your response and can't wait to take the show on the road!"

Group will hit tour again this summer

"The band was blown away by your response and can't wait to take the show on the road!" Chickenfoot in a website statement

Because tickets for the shows were snatched up so quickly, the band has instituted an anti-scalping policy for the concerts, requiring each ticket owner to show ID at the door for each show.

The group will play bigger venues, in August and September, during a major North American tour. "The boys are in rehearsal this week, and we'll see you on the road!" they promise.

Want a good laugh? The Chickenfoot website boasts a riotous video message to fans in which, among other things, drummer Smith pokes fun at his resemblance to actor Will Ferrell.

And if you haven't heard it yet, settle back, pour yourself a tall cool glass of whatever pleases you and check out MusicRadar's exclusive podcast interview with Chickenfoot.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.