After embarking on one of the most successful summer tours of 2013 together, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are back by demand and will team up for ten more co-headline shows this summer.
“We’re looking forward to being out on tour with our friends, Bad Company,” remarked Johnny Van Zant. “Last year was great! If you want to see good rock n roll, come check this out.”
Paul Rodgers shared, “Last year’s tour with our friends in Skynyrd was a fantastic time for all. We’re looking forward to spending ten dates with them and our fans again this summer.”
The excursion begins on July 10th in Bangor, ME and will end on July 25th in Clarkston, MI. Most tickets will go on sale later this week. For the most up to date information check out both: www.lynyrdskynyrd.com and www.badcompany.com.
Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the band’s formation due to the union of Free’s Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople’s Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus Free’s Simon Kirke (Drums) and King Crimson’s Boz Burrell (Bass), who passed away in 2006. Over the next nine years, the band released a string of six albums that sold tens of millions of copies, yielding international hits “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” and many others penned by the main songwriters Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs. Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers solo band).
Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone,Lynyrd Skynyrd have built and maintained their tremendous legacy, which began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones; Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remain a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
The complete itinerary follows:
7/8 Rama, ON Casino Rama (Bad Company Only)
7/10 Bangor, ME Waterfront
7/12 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
7/13 Darien, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/15 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
7/16 Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion
7/18 Philadelphia, PA TBD
7/19 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/22 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7/23 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/25 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre