One show just isn’t enough for English rock band Bad Company. After a successful reunion concert last year, the group’s surviving original members are reforming again for a brief 10-city tour of the United States this summer.
The trek launches June 17 at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL, and concludes July 4 at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ. Other dates on the primarily East Coast trek include a June 20 show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC, and a June 28 concert at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.
Though the tour opens and closes with solo performances, the Doobie Brothers will provide opening support from the June 19 show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, through the July 2 concert at CMAC in Canandaigua, NY.
Bad Company performed together at a one-off concert in August 2008 with original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke. That lineup will remain intact for the summer 2009 tour, with assistance from bassist Lynn Sorenson and guitarist Howard Leese, who both perform with Rodgers’ solo band.
The band released its eponymous debut in 1974 and continued to produce original studio records through 1996’s “Stories Told & Untold.” Rodgers left the band at the height of its popularity in 1982, but returned to the lineup for reunion tours in 1999 and again in 2001.
Bad Company itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 17||Hollywood, FL||Seminole Hard Rock Live|
|June 19||Atlanta, GA||Chastain Park Amphitheatre|
|June 20||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|June 23||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion|
|June 24||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|June 27||Bethel, NY||Bethel Woods Center for the Arts|
|June 28||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|July 1||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|July 2||Canandaigua, NY||Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)|
|July 4||Atlantic City, NJ||Resorts International|