May 16, 2012 | Chickenfoot at Orpheum Theatre
by Miles Howard and Meghan Kavanaugh
| May 03, 2012
Comeback tours rarely live up to their hype. (We know. We once hoofed it to Long Island to see middle-aged Spice Women squeezed into sequined Spanx.) But Chickenfoot bucks the trend, maybe because its members rocked in different bands before uniting as a single super-group. The lineup features former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Joe Satriani, who has toured with superstars like Mick Jagger. Hear their forces combine during tonight’s 7:30 p.m. show at the Orpheum Theatre (1 Hamilton Place, Boston, 617.482.0106). Find tickets ($38–$58) at ticketmaster.com.