“The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment.
I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks.” “I'm excited to be joining Bad Company as their special guest on tour this summer, Rich Robinson remarked. I've been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career--from Bad Company and beyond--and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. ” Bad Company lead singer, Paul Rodgers and Rich Robinson are no strangers to each other, having shared a stage late last year in Seattle at the EMP Museum to honor Rodgers’ former band mate in The Firm – Jimmy Page.
There is only one Joe Walsh, he is such a unique person and an uber talented singer, songwriter and musician." “I have a huge amount of respect for Paul of course and the band and we get along great,” added Walsh.
“Paul and I agreed it would be a hell of an evening of music, one that will be memorable for everyone who comes, and memorable for us, and that’s important in this day and age.” “I’ve loved Joe Walsh since I first heard the James Gang many years ago, looking forward to playing with him again! "Getting back on stage with Mick and Paul is always a thrill for me,” added Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke.
“I’m excited to see them make their way back on the road, town to town.” - Robert Plant.
Bad Company burst upon the rock’n’roll scene in 1973, and was immediately dubbed a super-group by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands: Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell).
It’s always a pleasure to play in the UK," remarked Paul Rodgers.
“So looking forward to be playing in the UK for all our great fans-- gonna be great! “The British fans are special and we're going to give them a treat.
They continue to live up to that hype and are one of the strongest successful touring bands today.
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans.
# # # SATURDAY OCT 15 LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA MONDAY OCT 17 CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA WEDNESDAY OCT 19 NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA FRIDAY OCT 21 BIRMINGHAM GENTING ARENA MONDAY OCT 24 MANCHESTER ARENA TUESDAY OCT 25 GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO THURSDAY OCT 27 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA SATURDAY OCT 29 THE O2, LONDON For Tickets Visit: Thursday, May 5, 2016 BY MIKE METTLER — MAY 4, 2016 Any band can sound good in the studio, but it’s the live stage where artists really have to prove their mettle night in and night out, especially if they’re interested in a little ol’ thing called longevity.