Bad Company will be hitting the road for a North American summer tour that will include a coheadlining run with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The tour is set to kick off on June 15 in Rancho Mirage, CA and will including 22 dates, concluding on August 3 in Orilla, Ontario. The band is launching the tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
"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 we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for the fans."
13 of the 22 dates will be the coheadlining tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Paul Rodgers had this to say, "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."
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant offered, "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."
The complete itinerary follows, with co-headline dates cited via the notation W/LS:
6/15 Rancho Mirage, CA Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
6/20 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater W/LS
6/21 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater W/LS
6/23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater W/LS
6/25 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair
6/28 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
6/29 New Lenox, IL Community Center
7/05 Hinckley, MN Grand Casino - Outdoor Amph.
7/07 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino
7/11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion W/LS
7/13 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater W/LS
7/14 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live W/LS
7/16 Buffalo, NY Artpark Amphitheater
7/17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center W/LS
7/19 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion W/LS
7/20 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center W/LS
7/23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater W/LS
7/24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center W/LS
7/26 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Music Pavillion W/LS
7/27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts W/LS
8/02 Solomons, MD PNC Waterside Pavillion
8/03 Orilla, Ontario CAN Casino Rama