Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bad Company summer tour dates; VH1 Behind the Music

Just watched the band's updated "Behind the Music: Remastered" on VH1 Classic a few weeks ago. They are always solid in concert...

Bad Company has announced the complete itinerary for the band's U.S. summer tour.

Celebrating their 40th anniversary since forming, the excursion begins on June 15 in Rancho Mirage, CA and ends Aug. 3. 

Original members Paul Rodgers (vocals), Mick Ralphs (guitar) and Simon Kirke (drums) will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning from Rodgers' solo band.

Bad Company has inspired many of today's musicians. Metal band Five Finger Death Punch who scored a #1 Active Rock hit with a cover of the song "Bad Company." Since 2001, the band has only played 11 isolated performances, and has not staged a tour of the United States and Canada until now.

On 13 of the upcoming 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 aka the Riot House. 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.”

DiscLive Network ( has partnered with Bad Company.  Recordings of all appearances where available 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 packaged in super high quality 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 to reserve their copy today.

The complete itinerary follows, with co-headline dates cited via the notation W/LS:

6/15     Rancho Mirage, CA                Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

6/20     Auburn, WA                           White River Amphitheater                             W/LS

6/21     Ridgefield, WA                       Sleep Country Amphitheater                         W/LS

6/23     Mountain View, CA               Shoreline Amphitheater                                  W/LS

6/25     Del Mar, CA                           San Diego County Fair

6/28     Hammond, IN                         The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

6/29     New Lenox, IL                        Community Center

7/05     Hinckley, MN                         Grand Casino - Outdoor Amph.

7/07     Airway Heights, WA              Northern Quest Resort & Casino

7/11     Houston, TX                          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                  W/LS

7/13     Charlotte, NC                         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                     W/LS

7/14     Bristow, VA                           Jiffy Lube Live                                               W/LS

7/16     Buffalo, NY                            Artpark Amphitheater

7/17     Camden, NJ                            Susquehanna Bank Center                              W/LS

7/19     Burgettstown, PA                   First Niagara Pavilion                                     W/LS

7/20     Noblesville, IN                        Klipsch Music Center                                    W/LS

7/23     Clarkston, MI                         DTE Energy Music Theater                           W/LS

7/24     Cincinnati, OH                        Riverbend Music Center                                 W/LS

7/26     Gilford, NH                            Meadowbrook Music Pavillion                      W/LS

7/27     Bethel, NY                              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts                  W/LS

8/02     Solomons, MD                       PNC Waterside Pavillion

8/03     Orilla, Ontario CAN               Casino Rama

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