BAD COMPANY will make its network late-night debut on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” next Monday, June 10. The following day, the band will be the featured guests at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for a rare question-and-answer session with their fans and an intimate set. The Grammy Museum event sold out within five minutes of going on sale. This Wednesday evening, fans can tune into the long running nationally syndicated program “Rockline”, which will feature Paul Rodgers as their guest.
BAD COMPANY‘s summer tour, which will celebrate their 40th anniversary since forming, begins on June 15 in Rancho Mirage, california and will include 30 dates, ending on September 29 at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona. Ahead of the tour, Rodgers states: “When Mick and I formed the band we were amazed at the instant success. It didn’t hurt to have LED ZEPPELIN behind us and I think we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for the fans.”
BAD COMPANY was dubbed a supergroup 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).
On 14 of the dates, BAD COMPANY will co-headline with LYNYRD SKYNYRD. Rodgers said: “SKYNYRD and I go back to the ’70s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in L.A., a.k.a. the Riot House. In the ’90s, the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that’s why I am so damned happy and healthy these years.”
DiscLive Network has partnered with BAD COMPANY. Recordings of all appearances where available will be released to fans the evening of the appearance so that they have the opportunity to walk out of the show with the concert they just attended. These double CD sets, which will be individually numbered and packaged in super high quality digipaks commemorating the 40th-anniversary tour, will also contain an extra “bonus” CD with an exclusive “rockumentary”-style interview with BAD COMPANY.