Bad Company announce UK Dates
The original members of Bad Company, Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke have announced that they will reunite for a series of eight UK shows in April 2010. This marks the first time the original members will perform in the UK together in over three decades.
The opening show will take place at the Birmingham LG Arena on 1st April with the final show on 11th April at Wembley Arena – the first Wembley Arena concert appearance in the history of the band. Tickets go on sale for all dates at 10am Friday 20th November. Additionally, a new Bad Company live CD/DVD set is set for release prior to the tour on 9th February 2010 (Image/Universal Music Group).
BAD COMPANY CONFIRMED UK TOUR DATES:
Thursday 1 Birmingham LG Arena
Friday 2 Manchester Evening News Arena
Sunday 4 Sheffield City Hall
Monday 5 Cardiff CIA
Wednesday 7 Newcastle Metro Arena
Thursday 8 Glasgow Clyde
Saturday 10 Brighton Centre
Sunday 11 Wembley Arena
Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 20th November priced £38.50 London / £34.50 Regional (subject to booking fee) and are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk
Rodgers, celebrating over four decades as a writing and recording artist (Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers), was recently presented with the “Classic Songwriter ” award by Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck at the annual Classic Rock Magazine Roll of Honour 2009. Rolling Stone recently named Rodgers one of the “Top 100 Singers of All Time,” Classic Rock UK placed him at #2 on their “50 Greatest Singers in Rock” list and England’s Planet Rock Radio fan poll placed him at #3 on their “Greatest Voices of Rock” list. His debut solo DVD “Live in Glasgow” is certified Gold and charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the US and #4 in the UK .
“These dates are to thank the fans for keeping the music alive,” said Rodgers. “It's great to be with Paul and Simon,” said Ralphs. “We made great music together and had the time of our lives doing it. I'm really looking forward to us bringing Bad Company back to the UK.” Ralphs recently regrouped with 70s rock band Mott the Hoople for five sold-out reunion shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in London Autumn 2009.