Sammy Hagar says he'll return to the road with or without a vaccine for COVID-19, but not right away.
He tells Rolling Stone, "I want to make sure it’s not escalating -- when it’s declining and seems to be going away. I mean, it’s the flu, I guess, unless there is something I don’t know. So there’s a season where it’s going to go, 'Eh.' I mean, someone is going to get it always. It’s like the cold or pneumonia. Someone is always getting something...
"But truthfully I’d rather personally get sick and even personally die, if that’s what it takes. We have to save the world and this country from this economic thing that’s going to kill more people in the long run. Look at homelessness. If you want to talk about a pandemic, friggin’ homelessness in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago… I’ve been all over America, man. It’s growing faster than anything.
"This shutdown of the economy is going to make that escalate 10 times and then we’re all going to be sick and you can’t walk down the street. I would rather see everyone go back to work. If some of us have to sacrifice on that, OK. I will die for my children and my grandchildren to have a life anywhere close to the life that I had in this wonderful country and freedom. That’s just the way that I feel about it."
Hagar and The Circle are scheduled to tour this summer. That's not officially canceled yet, but he says it's not going to happen.