Bad Company have announced what they are calling their “Swan Song Tour” of Great Britain, but don’t get worried because of the name.
In 1973, Bad Company signed their first record contract with Swan Song Records, the imprint of Led Zeppelin. They released six albums on the label including Bad Company, Straight Shooter and Run With the Pack before Swan Song shut down in 1983.
According to lead singer Paul Rodgers, the title of the tour does not refer to the “final” definition of Swan Song, but to the band’s original roots. “Returning to the U.K. with Bad Company where it all began 40-plus years ago is a full circle for the band and fans. It’s always a pleasure to play in the U.K.”
Bad Company was formed in 1973 by Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, formerly of Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell from King Crimson. Today, Rodgers, Kirke and Ralphs continue to tour with the band along with Howard Leese on guitar (joined 2008) and Todd Ronning on bass (joined 2012); however, Rich Robinson has been filling in for Mick Ralphs while he recovers from illness. Ralphs will be back for the U.K. trek.
Joining Bad Company for their British tour are RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi) along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rodgers.
Tickets go on sale June 3.
10/15 – Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
10/17 – Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
10/19 – Nottingham, England – The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
10/21 – Birmingham, England – Genting Arena
10/24 – Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
10/25 – Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro
10/27 – Newcastle, England – Metro Radio Arena
10/29 – London, England – The O2 – London
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