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Joe Walsh. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Joe Walsh. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Joe Walsh Teams With Bad Company For Double Header Tour

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on March 4, 2016

in Live,News

In the wake of the passing of Glenn Frey and the possible end to the Eagles as an entity, Joe Walsh has decided to go out on the road with special guest Bad Company.

The One Hell of a Night tour starts on May 12 in Dallas and runs through July 3 in Nashville and will be a true headlining tour. Walsh told Band Company singer Paul Rodgers “…if it’s a long bus ride I go first!”

Rodgers said about the tour “I had always hoped that we would do something together and so here we are 30 years later finally touring together. It has taken us this long so I wouldn’t miss this. Unless you want to wait 30 more years for our next tour in 2046!!! There is only one Joe Walsh, he is such a unique person and an uber talented singer, songwriter and musician.”

Bad Company’s Mick Ralphs added “I’ve loved Joe Walsh since I first heard the James Gang many years ago, looking forward to playing with him again!” while Simon Kirke said “Getting back on stage with Mick and Paul is always a thrill for me and knowing that I get to see Joe Walsh every night makes it that much better…”

Walsh is equally excited. “I have a huge amount of respect for Paul of course and the band and we get along great. 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.”

Rodgers, Ralphs and Kirke were the original lineup of Bad Company along with Boz Burrell. Today, they are joined by Howard Leese on guitar and Todd Ronning on bass while Walsh’s band includes Joe Vitale and Chad Cronwell on drums; Waddy Watchel on guitar; Larry Young on bass and Jimmy Wallace on keyboards. Leslie Fuller, Connie Jackson, Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will be background singers with Clayton Janes on samples.

British singer Steve Rodgers will open all shows.

The dates:
5/12 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/17 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
5/18 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
5/20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
5/22 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
5/24 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/26 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
5/28 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/29 – W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
6/07 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/09 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
6/11 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/12 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavillion
6/14 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
6/16 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
6/18 – St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
6/22 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/23 – Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
6/26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
6/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavillion
7/03 – Nashville, TN – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre


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