Bad Company Announces 40th Anniversary Tour for Summer 2013

Posted by Michael Mueller on March 12, 2013 at 9:24 AM

New York --- Bad Company has announced the complete itinerary for the band's Summer tour of the U.S. Celebrating their 40th anniversary since forming, the excursion begins on June 15 in Rancho Mirage, CA and will stage 22 dates, ending on August 3 in Orilla, Ontario. in 2009. In front of the tour, Paul Rodgers shares, "When Mick and I formed the band we were amazed at the instant success. It didn't hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for the fans."

Bad Company guitar tab
 
Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the band's formation due to the union of Free's Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus Free's Simon Kirke (Drums) and King Crimson's Boz Burrell (Bass), who passed away in 2006. Over the next nine years, the band sold tens of millions of copies, yielding the hits "Can't Get Enough," "Bad Company," "Feel Like Makin' Love," and many others. Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers's solo band).
 
On 13 of the dates, Bad Company will co-headline with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Paul Rodgers recently shared, "The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70's and the days and nights at the Hyatt House,  on Sunset in LA. In the 90's the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that's why I am so damned happy and healthy these years." Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant offered, "Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company's music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage."

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar tab, video lessons, and jam tracks
 
DiscLive Network has partnered with Bad Company, to record all shows (where available), which will be released to fans the evening of the appearance so that they have the opportunity to walk out of the show with the concert they just attended. These double CD sets, which will be individually numbered and distributed in DigiPaks commemorating the 40th Anniversary Tour, will also contain an extra "bonus" CD with an exclusive "rockumentary" style interview with Bad Company. Fans may go to www.disclivenetwork.com to reserve their copy today.

Summer 2013 tour dates (Lynyrd Skynyrd dates marked "w/LS")

6/15  Rancho Mirage, CA
6/20  Auburn, WA (w/LS)
6/21  Ridgefield, WA (w/LS)
6/23  Mountain View, CA (w/LS)
6/25  Del Mar, CA
6/28  Hammond, IN
6/29  New Lenox, IL
7/05  Hinckley, MN
7/07  Airway Heights, WA
7/11  Houston, TX (w/LS)
7/13  Charlotte, NC (w/LS)
7/14  Bristow, VA (w/LS)
7/16  Buffalo, NY
7/17  Camden, NJ (w/LS)
7/19  Burgettstown, PA (w/LS)
7/20  Noblesville, IN (w/LS)
7/23  Clarkston, MI (w/LS)
7/24  Cincinnati, OH (w/LS)
7/26  Gilford, NH (w/LS)
7/27  Bethel, NY (w/LS)
8/02  Solomons, MD
8/03  Orilla, Ontario CAN


 

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