Even though Bad Company became a hugely successful arena act, they never released a live album to properly chronicle their ’70s heyday — until now, that is, thanks to the double-CD offering Live in Concert 1977 & 1979 (Swan Song/Rhino).
The first disc comprises the May 23, 1977 set at the Summit House in Houston, Texas, in support of that year’s Burning Sky LP, and the second disc covers the March 9, 1979 show across The Pond in London in support of 1979’s double-platinum juggernaut, Desolation Angels.
“The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment.
Original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will hit eight UK cities in October including Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.
“With mean riffs that took no prisoners, smoldering grooves and THE voice of all British voices, these guys brought home a special unique angle to the scene.
It’s always a pleasure to play in the UK," remarked Paul Rodgers.
“So looking forward to be playing in the UK for all our great fans-- gonna be great! “The British fans are special and we're going to give them a treat.
Performing with Joe Walsh will be many of his backing band members from his record-setting solo Walsh Tour 2015, including Joe Vitale, his Barnstorm bandmate on drums; Gannin Arnold on guitar and Larry Young on bass.
Leslie Fuller, Connie Jackson, Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will be background singers and Clayton Janes on samples.
This energetic pair of shows showcases both hits (“Shooting Star,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love”) and deep cuts (“Heartbeat,” “Evil Wind”) alike, with limited overlap between the two sets.
(More on that in a bit.) Continue reading at March 17, 2016 – Bad Company will have a new guest guitarist with them for their upcoming summer tour: Rich Robinson.
As for who will headline in what city Walsh playfully quipped: “I told Paul, if it’s a long bus ride I go first!
” "I had always hoped that we would do something together and so here we are 30 years later finally touring together, Bad Company lead singer Paul Rodgers commented.
There's nothing like playing in my home country...” Simon Kirke added.