Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company Announce Summer Tour

03/05/2013
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Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and hard rock legends Bad Company are teaming up for a North American coheadlining tour.

Both bands will be celebrating their 40th anniversaries this year and have dubbed the 12 date trek "The 40 Tour." Black Stone Cherry has been tapped as the supporting act.

The tour is set to kick off on June 20th in Auburn, WA at the White River Amphitheater and will wrap up on July 27th in Bethel, New York at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers says, "When Mick and I formed the band in the 70's we were amazed at the instant success. It didn't hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for fans."

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant said, "Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company's music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage." Paul Rodgers reveals, "The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70's and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House. In the 90's the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that's why I am so damned happy and healthy these years."

Jun 20 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Jun 21 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
Jun 23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul 11 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 13 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 14 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 17 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 19 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 20 - Noblesville, IN - Kilpsch Music Center
Jul 23 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Jul 24 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul 26 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
Jul 27 - *Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

*Black Stone Cherry not appearing on this date

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