Bad Company, aka England’s favorite super group to feature Paul Rodgers – after all, can Queen + Paul Rodgers really be considered? – will soon get back on the horse for yet another one of those things we’ve come to know and love as a reunion. The English outfit, which first formed in 1973 and grew prominent throughout that decade that followed will reunite later this summer, the first time since, well, last year, when Rodgers and Co. gathered for a one-off show much in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday.
But this time around, the surviving members of Bad Company will look to indulge followers in the U.S.A. with a 10-show summer tour. According to Billboard.com, the endeavor will begin June 17th at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and takes the iconic English outfit up the east coast in the days that follow. Lynn Sorenson (the bassist from from Paul Rodgers solo band) will be playing for the late Boz Burrell, who passed away in 2006, while Howard Leese (who also is an acquaintance of Rodgers) will be take on second guitar. The Doobie Brothers will open at all the shows but the final one.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a proper tour without something to support. To coincide with the band’s performance at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino, the Hard Rock company will release Bad Company’s Hard Rock Live DVD, which was recorded at the same venue in 2008. The DVD will be sold at this summer’s concert, then released to retail on August 8rd.
Ok, so it’s not Zeppelin, or even The Stone Roses. But hey, a 10-date tour and a new DVD? I’m game.
Bad Company 2009 Tour Dates:
06/17 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
06/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
06/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
06/24 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
06/27 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
06/28 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theatre
07/01 – Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/02 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center
07/04 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Resorts Atlantic City